Austin's Morning Show

DEBRA NUSSBAUM The New York Times When Heather Buch moved back to the United States from Denmark in 2005, she expected that school time for her son, Torben, would involve more work and less play. But as he attended kindergarten and first grade in Highland Park, she was surprised...
CARLOTTA GALL and ISMAIL KHAN The New York Times Islamic militants are using a recent peace deal with the government to consolidate their hold in northern Pakistan, vastly expanding their training of suicide bombers and other recruits and fortifying alliances with Al Qaeda and...
JAMES GLANZ The New York Times Iraq is failing to spend billions of dollars of oil revenues that have been set aside to rebuild its damaged roads, schools and power stations and to repair refineries and pipelines. Iraqi ministries are spending as little as 15 percent of the 2006...
EDUARDO PORTER The New York Times First came the storm. Then came the workers. Now comes the baby boom. In the latest twist to the demographic transformation of New Orleans since it was swamped by Hurricane Katrina last year, hundreds of babies are being born to Latino immigrant...
If you didn't catch Austin's Morning News Interview with Former President Jimmy Carter, no worries. Link to the entire interview in the Interview and Download section of the the website.
KAREN BROOKS Dallas Morning News Illegal immigration is draining hundreds of millions of dollars from local governments but bolstering the Texas economy by $17.7 billion a year, the state comptroller estimates in a new report. And when it comes to taxes, illegal immigrants are a...
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...