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A volunteer firefighter in a little Texas town has managed to enrage animal lovers worldwide and gotten himself suspended after reportedly posting photos of two dogs he shot on his property. Tim Conatser killed the animals after warning their owners, his neighbors, to keep them...
AUSTIN (KXAN) — A local coffee shop in South Austin is dealing with a backlash on social media after a customer posted a review on Facebook stating the business doesn’t welcome nursing mothers. On Wednesday morning, Stephanie Barlow Scott posted a glaring review on Stouthaus...
The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo helps a lot of students raise scholarship money through its student art auction. A 17-year-old Splendora High School senior was poised to be one of them, or so he thought. Tuesday, Chase Otts' parents were belatedly informed by the school his...
The Federal Communications Commission is driving toward a landmark vote Thursday on a sweeping plan that critics warn would impose a new era of regulation for how Americans use and do business on the Internet, even as 11th-hour appeals inject added drama behind the scenes. The...
AUSTIN (KXAN) -- Would you feel safe inviting a sex offender into your home? A KXAN investigation finds it could indeed happen because state agencies are issuing occupational licenses to sex offenders. Our investigation started with a tip from a source at the Austin Police...
A woman visiting the Alamo City last week was denied service at Herredero Mexican Restaurant because of her service dog, Selene. Selene helps Rita Abrego cope with a variety of medical conditions. “High blood pressure, anxiety, depression,” Abrego said. “I have lupus and I have...
An American TV network has confirmed an adaptation of a risque British reality series in which troubled couples discuss their relationship issues with a panel of experts before retiring to a box on the show's set to have sex. Sex Box is being produced by WE tv and will premiere...
Critics of President Obama’s “net neutrality” plan call it ObamaCare for the Internet. That’s unfair to ObamaCare. Both ObamaCare and “Obamanet” submit huge industries to complex regulations. Their supporters say the new rules had to be passed before anyone could read them. But...
WASHINGTON—Republicans are increasing the pressure on the Federal Communications Commission to delay a Thursday vote on high-profile rules governing the treatment of Internet traffic, saying the public needs time to see and review the plan. Two Republicans on the five-member FCC...