Austin's Morning News

NASHVILLE — A non-denominational Nashville private school recently turned down prospective students because their parents are gay , drawing criticism from alumni and gay advocates while causing an uproar on social media. Brian Copeland of Nashville and Davidson Academy had...
HOUSTON – A Former Spring Branch ISD teacher was sentenced Wednesday after she pleaded guilty to sexual assault of a child and improper relationship with a student. The judge sentenced Kathryn Murray to two years in lockup, but since she has been in the Harris County Jail since...
LISTEN AND DISCUSS: Do you believe that Islam is a religion of peace? Muslim Physician Qanta Ahmed talks about the essence of true Islam and how it is being distorted by what the media has compiled. Although ISIS claims Islam as their religion, their form is very barbaric. Ahmed...
WASHINGTON — Justice Department lawyers will recommend that no civil rights charges be brought against the police officer who fatally shot an unarmed teenager in Ferguson, Mo., after an F.B.I. investigation found no evidence to support charges, law enforcement officials said...
Hillsborough deputies arrested a man who spotted someone with a gun, followed him into a Walmart, and tackled him. The problem? The man with the gun had a concealed weapons permit, and the man who rushed him didn't call 911 or alert store security. According to the sheriff's...
House Republicans on Wednesday dropped a bill that would have banned abortions after 20 weeks, abandoning legislation that at one time seemed certain to pass the chamber but fell victim to intra-party disputes over concerns that the law would alienate women voters. The failure...
Very passionate discussion about low income housing in Austin. Callers to Austin's Morning News showed their disdain and d isagreement. Do you agree that low income homes are more likely to have violent crimes? DALLAS—Demetria Johnson, a 32-year-old beautician, used to sleep on...
DALLAS—Demetria Johnson, a 32-year-old beautician, used to sleep on a couch at her cousin’s apartment in Pleasant Grove, a low-income neighborhood in south Dallas. When she came home from work, she said, she was often greeted by drunks in the parking lot and the occasional sound...
Michael McIntosh, the Friendswood business owner known as "Money Mike," has been found guilty of sexually assaulting girls. The jury deliberated for approximately three hours before finding Michael McIntosh guilty of sexual assault of a child. He faced a prison sentence of no...