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Light rail, after a 14-year cooling off period, is back on an Austin ballot. The Austin City Council, after making some tweaks to assuage concerns of business interest groups, Thursday voted unanimously to ask voters in November to authorize the city to borrow $600 million...
The militants are well organized, equipped and funded, Bednarek said, and they caught the Iraqi forces off guard. "This is a very, very difficult, dire and dangerous situation here in Iraq," he said. "We're very concerned about the deteriorating security situation as well as the...
A group of high school cheerleaders from southeast Texas asked the state Supreme Court on Wednesday to rule on whether banners emblazoned with Bible verses that they display at football games is protected free speech. The cheerleaders had filed a lawsuit against the Kountze...
The Austin City Council on Thursday could take a stand on two controversial ideas aimed at helping people who come to the United States illegally. Under a proposal from Council Member Laura Morrison, the city would express support “for efforts to provide services” to...
A 19-year-old Texas man who could face years in prison for making brownies laced with marijuana and hash oil said Wednesday he remains scared despite new evidence that his attorney believes should reduce the charges. A handful of pot legalization supporters welcomed Jacob Lavoro...
A former business teacher is suing the school which fired her after students allegedly stole nude selfies from her cell phone and posted them online. Lekeshia Jones, 34, was sacked from Myers Middle School in Savannah, Georgia last week for being 'insubordinate' and...
High-speed rail was supposed to be President Obama ’s signature transportation project, but despite the administration spending nearly $11 billion since 2009 to develop faster passenger trains, the projects have gone mostly nowhere and the United States still lags far behind...
The city of Austin in November would ask voters for authorization to issue bonds for $600 million for light rail, according to ballot language up for approval Thursday by the Austin City Council, while only promising additional funding for roads. Business interests this summer...
Teenage criminals and gang members from Central America have been using “a loophole” to stay in the country, border agent Chris Cabrera revealed. Under current policy, unaccompanied minors are allowed to stay in the country if they have family in the United States and say they...