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Some Austin City Council members were surprised to hear that such a large portion of traffic deaths last year involved drivers without a license or with a suspended one. Cmdr. Art Fortune with the Austin Police Department told the Austin Mobility Committee Wednesday that 34...
At just about 9 p.m. local time, the leadership of Ted Cruz’s presidential campaign moved like a phalanx through the lobby of the Des Moines Marriott Downtown toward vehicles that would transport them to the Iowa State Fairgrounds, where Cruz was holding his caucus-night party...
A person with the Zika virus in Dallas caught the infection locally and may have been infected through sex, officials say. The Zika virus was discovered in Uganda in 1947 and since then, only one person, a nurse in Colorado, is known to have been infected through sex. The nurse...
Emboldened by Donald J. Trump ’s defeat in the Iowa caucuses, conservative leaders and rival candidates for the Republican presidential nomination began to challenge him aggressively in New Hampshire on Tuesday, aiming to cut into his wide lead here and perhaps even to embarrass...
Hillary Clinton's campaign claimed a slim victory early Tuesday over populist firebrand Bernie Sanders in the Iowa caucuses, though his spokeswoman said the results were not settled. Iowa Democratic Party officials worked into the early morning hours, trying to chase down...
Austin ISD's school board approved a new "teacher appraisal system" that will move teacher evaluations further from test scores and may even bring extra pay to select teachers. The system, which starts in the fall, will have 10 percent of a teacher's annual review based on test...
A group working to recall Austin City Council member Ann Kitchen claims the councilwoman “has purposefully hurt businesses that employ citizens of Austin." The group Austin4All said it has enough signatures on its petition to force Kitchen to resign, or go through another...
He has camped out continuously for the final 10-day stretch. He is spending more on Iowa TV ads than any other candidate. He has four Iowa field offices and has been in the state more days than any of his chief rivals in the past three months. His name is not Ted Cruz. It’s...
Sen. Bernie Sanders, closing out his campaign in Iowa, took a strategic gamble in hopes of notching a victory over Hillary Clinton in the state’s Democratic caucuses Monday night: He went negative. Read More