Austin's Morning Show

Jerry Seper THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Federal Reserve Bank and Banco de Mexico are jointly touting a new program known as "Directo a Mexico" that will allow U.S. banks and financial institutions to more easily send money transfers to bank accounts in Mexico. Offering "more pesos...
MICHELLE MITTELSTADT Houston Chronicle Texans and residents of the six other states without a state income tax would be able to continue deducting sales taxes on their federal income tax returns under a tax-and-trade package finalized by congressional negotiators Thursday. The...
R.G. RATCLIFFE Houston Chronicle Gov. Rick Perry focused on strengthening border security in his re-election campaign, but Wednesday he emphasized support for a guest-worker program for illegal immigrants and said a fence along the border with Mexico is a "preposterous" idea...
A high school teacher in the Little Cypress-Mauriceville district was suspended this week for five days without pay for showing students a French movie that contained brief nudity, school district attorney Quentin Price said Tuesday. The district's seven-member board voted...
RAY MASSEY Daily Mail First Class travellers on a British Airways transatlantic flight were horrified when they were forced to sit next to a dead body for three hours. The elderly passenger had died of a heart attack just minutes earlier and was carried into their cabin to...
STEVEN GREENHOUSE The New York Times With the Democratic Congress expected to move quickly to raise the minimum wage, many Democrats, women’s organizations and liberal groups are gearing up for a fight on another workplace issue: paid sick days. Supporters point to studies...
GARY SCHARRER Houston Chronicle Texas middle and high school students who speak limited English lag about 60 points behind white children on the state's TAKS test, underscoring problems with bilingual education, civil rights lawyers testified Monday before a federal judge. The...
HOLLY K. HACKER The Dallas Morning News It's been praised for keeping public universities in Texas racially diverse. It's been criticized for hurting talented students with less-than-stellar grades. Now almost 10 years old, the "top 10 percent law" on college admissions still...
JUSTIN POPE The Associated Press Josh Zalasky should be the kind of college applicant with little to worry about. The high school senior is taking three Advanced Placement courses. Outside the classroom, he's involved in mock trial, two Jewish youth groups and has a job with a...