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The Proposition 1 vote on ride-hailing regulations was emotionally charged and divisive for the Austin tech community, with some contending that a vote against it put Austin's reputation as an innovation hub at risk. Now that Austin voters have officially rejected the ballot...
Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick called Monday for the Fort Worth school superintendent to resign or be removed over a new transgender bathroom policy. Kent Scribner, superintendent of the Fort Worth school district, announced the new bathroom policy at a school board meeting April 19...
The State Department told the Republican National Committee that it could not find any emails to or from Hillary Clinton's former IT specialist, who managed her private email server during her tenure as secretary of state before going on to work for the agency, according to a...
At a campaign rally here in one of the most liberal towns in America, Donald Trump offered praise for an ­unusual party: avowed democratic socialist Bernie Sanders. “Now, I’m no fan of Bernie Sanders, but he is 100 percent right,” Trump told a crowd here this weekend. “He is 100...
Facebook is being accused of fiddling with its formulas to suppress conservative news. That’s what some unnamed former Facebook contractors told the tech site Gizmodo —and it’s an accusation that strikes at the heart of the social network’s credibility. Facebook relies on...
A week after she was mauled in southern Dallas by a pack of dogs, the 52-year-old woman who was bitten more than 100 times has died. Antoinette Brown, who had been in a medically induced coma, died Monday night, said Dallas City Council member Tiffinni Young, who learned of the...
They poured out of a river of cars toward the clubs, the music, the dance floors and, of course, the bars. For these 20-somethings out on a Thursday night, those cars — marked by Uber’s industrial ‘U’ or Lyft’s lit-up mustache, sometimes both — are as essential as a tight pair...
The debate over regulating companies like Uber and Lyft looks likely to move from the local to the state level in Texas, although how big a discussion it will be remains to be seen. On Sunday, the day after Austin voters soundly rejected a measure to overturn city protocols for...
The rift in the Republican Party grew deeper on Sunday and threatened to upset the July convention as Donald J. Trump refused to rule out blocking Paul D. Ryan , the speaker of the House, from serving as the convention’s chairman. Mr. Trump’s warning was his latest affront to...