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The Hispanic owners of a barbecue restaurant in Milliken say they plan to host a "White Appreciation Day" next month. What started as a joke is now on the calendar. Edgar Antillon and Miguel Jimenez recently purchased Rubbin Buttz BBQ on Broad Street. On June 11, they plan to...
Vergara told ABC's Good Morning America that her ex was taking advantage of her. "I don't think it's fair," she said. Meanwhile on NBC's Today Show, Loeb spoke of "moral, legal, ethical concepts" concerning lives "that we've already created". Loeb has taken legal action to gain...
The Austin City Council is weighing in on projections to add tolled express lanes on MoPac, south of Lady Bird Lake. The Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization is looking at adding the lanes between Cesar Chavez Street and Slaughter Lane. CAMPO’s long-range plan to add...
After an unsuccessful attempt to exclude cases of rape and incest from a measure banning health plans from covering abortions, the bill cleared the Texas Senate on Wednesday. Senate Bill 575 by Republican state Sen. Larry Taylor of Friendswood would only allow private health...
Bearing shotguns, AR-15s and other long guns outside Austin Police Department’s downtown headquarters, a group of about 30 protesters rallied Wednesday evening in opposition to comments made by Austin police Chief Art Acevedo against openly carrying handguns in the state. Many...
The right-wing blogger who organized the 'Draw Muhammad' event that was targeted by two gunmen over the weekend has had a fierce TV confrontation with a hate preacher, who thinks she should receive capital punishment. Extreme anti-Islam activist Pamela Geller argued with British...
A gay couple was smacked with a wooden chair in a Manhattan barbecue restaurant after a heated argument escalated into a brutal beating. Video of the incident taken by a fellow customer shows the man arguing with Jonathan Snipes, 32, and his boyfriend Ethan York-Adams, 25,...
ISIS appeared to declare war on right-wing blogger Pamela Geller Tuesday in an ominous online message claiming it has fighters across America ready to attack "any target we desire." The threat, posted on JustPasteIt , singles out Geller, who helped plan a Prophet Muhammad...
A Houston ISD principal is in professional and potentially legal trouble after auditors confirmed he changed failing grades to passing without just cause. "We are demanding that the principal of this high school be removed immediately," said Gerry Monroe of the United Urban...