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A Nobel laureate and physicist at the University of Texas — who is arguably the most famous professor on campus — said Monday that he would take matters into his own hands in an effort to keep concealed handguns out of his classes, regardless of whatever rules are ultimately...
The 65,103 signatures sent a message. The Austin City Council appears to be splintering on the issue of ride-hailing companies and fingerprints, based on divergent ordinances placed on the council’s Thursday’s agenda by Council Member Ann Kitchen and her ally up to now on the...
Ted Cruz on Monday offered a remarkably candid assessment of the race for the Republican nomination: Donald Trump "could be unstoppable" if he wins the Iowa caucus. Cruz, the Texas senator who is running neck-and-neck with Trump in Iowa polling, urged a gathering of evangelical...
Austin police said they were trying to help Hays County officers catch a high-speed chase suspect when they accidentally spike stripped the wrong car. Around 3:30 Saturday morning Hays County officers were chasing a white PT Cruiser heading north on I-35. Once the vehicle...
It may be an offer employees simply can no longer refuse. Workers increasingly are being told by their companies to undergo health screenings and enroll in wellness programs, as a way to curb insurance costs. Many employees now face stiff financial penalties — often in the form...
Donald Trump made his decision to start skewering Sen. Ted Cruz as his private jet was approaching here earlier this month. “Ted is hanging around the top too long,” the Republican presidential front-runner announced on the plane, according to his campaign manager. “Time to take...
Texas Sen. Ted Cruz said Thursday he has no health care and lost his coverage "because of Obamacare." "You know who one of those millions of Americans who's lost their health care because of Obamacare? That would be me. I don't have health care right now," he told an audience in...
A 62-year-old Weatherford, Texas man was sentenced to life in prison Wednesday after pleading guilty to his 10th driving while intoxicated offense. District Judge Craig Towson told Ivy Ray Eberhardt he was "a second away from hurting someone really badly" as he announced the...
A Newport Beach airline pilot has been arrested and charged with piloting an Alaska Airlines jet full of passengers while under the influence of alcohol, authorities said Thursday. David Hans Arntson, 60, was arrested Wednesday morning and appeared in federal court in downtown...