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Gov. Rick Perry personally called a well-known Austin Democrat to discuss her interest in replacing Travis County District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg days before the public learned Perry was threatening to withhold state funding from Lehmberg's office unless she resigned. Austin...
In the near future, you may no longer have to wait in line to use the men's or women's room. A proposed city-wide ordinance would make all business, single occupancy bathrooms, "gender neutral." Some businesses around town already have unisex bathrooms. None of them wanted to...
Earlier this month, City Council Member Chris Riley cut a check for $7,294.87 to cover unpaid property taxes on his downtown Austin home. The Travis Central Appraisal District determined he owed those taxes after an anonymous complaint was filed in June, accusing Riley of...
The Islamic State in Iraq and Syria cannot be defeated unless the United States or its partners take on the Sunni militants in Syria, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said Thursday. “This is an organization that has an apocalyptic end-of-days strategic vision that will...
Gov. Rick Perry of Texas warned Thursday that militants from the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria and other terrorist groups may have already slipped across the Mexican border. Mr. Perry said there is “no clear evidence” that terrorists have entered the United States illegally...
A state district judge from Austin said Thursday that she intends to protect members of the grand jury that indicted Gov. Rick Perry from any threats — veiled or direct — from the governor or anyone else. Judge Julie Kocurek, the judge of the 390th District Court, said Perry’s...
A poll taken since a white police officer in Missouri shot dead an unarmed black teenager shows blacks and whites sharply divided on how fairly the police deal with each group, along with a rising feeling, especially among whites, that race relations in the country are troubled...
Some conservatives were fuming Wednesday following revelations that one of the members of the grand jury that indicted Gov. Rick Perry last week seemed to have attended the Texas Democratic State Convention in June. Perry, his lawyers and supporters have said repeatedly that the...
Gov. Rick Perry, who has been using taxpayer dollars to pay his defense lawyers, will tap campaign funds from now on to compensate the attorneys who are fighting his felony indictments, his spokesman said Wednesday night. Perry spokesman Felix Browne said the governor, who has...