Austin's Morning Show

High-speed rail was supposed to be President Obama ’s signature transportation project, but despite the administration spending nearly $11 billion since 2009 to develop faster passenger trains, the projects have gone mostly nowhere and the United States still lags far behind...
The city of Austin in November would ask voters for authorization to issue bonds for $600 million for light rail, according to ballot language up for approval Thursday by the Austin City Council, while only promising additional funding for roads. Business interests this summer...
Teenage criminals and gang members from Central America have been using “a loophole” to stay in the country, border agent Chris Cabrera revealed. Under current policy, unaccompanied minors are allowed to stay in the country if they have family in the United States and say they...
Lawmakers on Tuesday questioned Gov. Rick Perry’s unilateral declaration of an emergency along the border so that he could shift $38.7 million from the state budget to pay for the National Guard. When the Legislature is not in session, large budget transfers require approval of...
Under the Affordable Care Act, employers must provide time and space for new mothers to express milk for their babies until the child turns one year old. “This is a terrific opportunity to show businesses that lactation is important and that women should be accorded the right to...
National Guard troops beginning a deployment to the Rio Grande Valley to help deal with a flood of immigrants crossing the border illegally will stow their combat gear and take up Spanish lessons, state officials said Tuesday as questions continued to swirl about whether the...
Still scarred by a recession that ended five years ago, Americans are registering record levels of anxiety about the opportunities available to younger generations and are pessimistic about the nation's long-term prospects, directing their blame at elected leaders in Washington...
It’s not uncommon for shopping malls to have rules of conduct. Some places ban saggy pants. Others won’t let you ask people for money. But a mall in Georgia may have one of the most unusual rules -- they won’t let shoppers pray – not even over their meals. Meet Tammy Brantley of...
As the second U.S. Ebola patient arrived in Atlanta on Tuesday, health authorities in Liberia raised questions about how the woman and an American doctor were given an experimental U.S. treatment unavailable to the hundreds of Africans sickened by the deadly virus. While still...