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(via Austin American Statesman) Two state lawmakers, including one from Austin, want to alleviate traffic congestion on Texas highways by allowing motorcyclists to zip in between lanes of traffic. State Sen. Kirk Watson, D-Austin, and state Rep. Sergio Muñoz Jr., D-Palmview,...
President Barack Obama will submit a proposal to Congress on Wednesday seeking a new, three-year Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF) against the Islamic State that allows for the limited use of ground troops, according to Reuters. All of the details of the AUMF are...
Council Member Don Zimmerman spoke to KLBJ and Austin's Morning News about this new app: The City of Austin could soon take a high-tech turn in its fight to releive congestion around town. This week the Austin City Council will look at spending roughly $250,000 to add 32 sensors...
Two brothers chased down suspects who stole their pickup truck from their driveway in the Fallbrook subdivision early Sunday, killing the man driving the truck and triggering an investigation into whether they took the law into their own hands. Neither the names of the brothers...
A Texas lawmaker says it's time to protect teachers who stand up to unruly students, but he's filed a bill that would authorize deadly force. "One of the concerns they have is the lack of discipline in their classroom," said state Rep. Dan Flynn (R-Canton), who believes teachers...
Two armed brothers chased down a pair of thieves who stole their truck in north Houston. The suspects broke into the truck in the Fallbrook subdivision off Veterans Memorial Drive around 1 a.m. Sunday, triggering the vehicle's alarm. Deputies said the truck's owner and his...
A 25 year old businessman told his story about his treacherous childhood, his decision to leave the University of Texas at Arlington, and now he has his own business. How did he maintain to keep his motivation? How did he find his passion? Listen here: For years, GOP lawmakers...
For years, GOP lawmakers have tried to make drug testing mandatory for some Texans who receive state welfare benefits, with little success. But after making some headway in the Texas Senate in the 2013 legislative session, they hope to pick up where they left off — pushing bills...
President Obama called on people of faith to reject those who use religion to justify evil – and in doing so – reminded people about the terrible things done in the name of Jesus Christ. Obama told a gathering Thursday at the National Prayer Breakfast that we have seen “...