Austin's Morning Show

ERIK ECKHOLM The New York Times After months of fevered lobbying and bitter debate, the Chicago City Council passed a groundbreaking ordinance yesterday requiring “big box” stores, like Wal-Mart and Home Depot, to pay a minimum wage of $10 an hour by 2010, along with at least $3...
ERIC LIPTON The New York Times The nation’s estimated 12 million legal permanent residents would be subject to fingerprinting every time they re-entered the United States, under a plan the Homeland Security Department intends to announce Thursday. The new security checks would...
JOHN W. GONZALEZ Houston Chronicle The California-based Minuteman Project, which strongly opposes illegal immigration, has targeted Texas for a two-month border watch operation, officials said Monday. The group and its affiliate, Texas Minutemen, will muster members and...
HELEN ERIKSEN Houston Chronicle KATY - Katy school officials will pay $40,000 to an elementary teacher wrongfully fired over a disciplinary incident in exchange for her leaving the district. Monday's unanimous decision by the school board to pay Jennifer Silva ended a battle...
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Link to video Democratic Rep. Robert Wexler says he was just playing along with the joke when comedian Stephen Colbert prodded him in an interview to say: "I enjoy cocaine because it's a fun thing to do." The Florida congressman who is unchallenged for re-...
There was a large crowd Monday night at the “Trans Texas Corridor” public hearing in Georgetown. That's where citizens overwhelmingly slammed Governor Perry’s vision for a massive network of highways, rail and pipelines extending from Oklahoma to Mexico. "I don't like the...
A 35-year-old career military man from Fort Worth has died in Iraq from enemy fire. The Army has announced the death of Captain Blake H- Russell. The soldier with the 101st Airborne Division based at Fort Campbell in Kentucky was killed Saturday. He was a graduate of Fort Worth'...
A Harris County jury has begun a second day of deliberations in the Houston capital murder retrial of Andrea Yates. They're deliberating whether the Houston woman knew that her admitted drowning of her five children in her family's bathtub in 2001 was wrong. Yates is on trial in...
Mr. Dowd is coming on to discuss his involvement with HotSoup.com. From HotSoup.com: Hotsoup.com is the first online community that joins Opinion Drivers from across the spectrum. The community connects well-known influencers from the worlds of politics, business, entertainment...