Austin's Morning Show

Texas education officials took an initial step Thursday toward asking the state to reconsider raising the minimum college GPA needed for prospective educators to enter certification programs. "A little nod ... saying 'we know you can do it, and we support you in this' would be a...
More than 6,000 speeding tickets will be dismissed "in the interest of justice," according to City of Houston prosecutors. Those tickets were written by four officers allegedly involved in a ticket-rigging scheme to collect more overtime. " In the interest of justice and...
The Senate’s passage of President Barack Obama’s plan to arm Syrian rebels sets up an even bigger battle in deadline-driven Washington: The Syria cliff. While the Senate voted, 78-22, to arm Syrian rebels that oppose the Islamic State and temporarily fund the government, the...
Congress appears set to sprint for the exits after voting to fund President Barack Obama’s new war on ISIS — although not by name — after rejecting a smattering of calls from lawmakers to go on record explicitly debating and authorizing it. The get-out-of-town votes could come...
In response to an open records request, the University of Texas at Austin on Thursday released dozens of recommendation letters written by lawmakers and other individuals that were initially sent to University of Texas System Chancellor Francisco Cigarroa. The transmission of...
Richard Russler claims a corner along a Flagstaff street, hoping the steady stream of motorists will net him $40 a day for a hotel room and maybe some food. He turned to panhandling after his vehicle was totaled during a trip from Kansas to California, and he became stranded in...
Forty-six percent of doctors give President Obama's healthcare law a "D" or an "F," according to a new survey from the Physicians Foundation. In contrast, just 25 percent of those surveyed gave the law an "A" or a "B." The findings come from a survey that was emailed to "...
Like so many in tech-besotted San Francisco, Adam Reichart sometimes straps on a GoPro camera to capture a first-person view of his adventures. Unlike most who don the wearable camera, he's homeless. I've talked to Reichart on the streets of my neighborhood many times. Slight,...
A 60-year-old Illinois man is claiming a 33-year-old nurse forced him to have sex with her while he lay in his hospital bed awaiting a heart transplant - and he's suing the hospital for more than $200,000. In a Cook County Circuit Court complaint, John Cantone said that at 9 p.m...