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(Image: Arcaid/UIG - Getty Images) Texas brewers were dealt a blow this afternoon when House Bill 3287 , which seeks to limit breweries that grow beyond a certain size or become owned by a larger beer company, passed the Texas Senate by a 19-10 vote. The bill will now head to...
Photo Courtesy: Shutterstock Julie Chang - American Statesman Staff The Texas Senate approved 21-10 a bill early Monday morning that would inject about $530 million into the public education system while creating a so-called school choice system that would redirect state money...
(Photo Courtesy: Shutterstock) Taylor Goldenstein - American-Statesman Staff Out of an airy Lyft office in East Austin marked by a bright pink tent, a steady stream of new and returning drivers filed in Thursday to sign up, following new Texas legislation passed Wednesday that...
(Photo courtesy: Shutterstock) Ben Wear & Katie Hall American-Statesman Staff The CEO of Austin’s nonprofit ride-hailing app, RideAustin, said that if the company gives fewer than 20,000 rides a week, on average, it will very likely have to shut down. The company currently...
The Texas House gave initial approval Tuesday night to a bill that would allow foster care and adoption agencies to refuse to place children with lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender households over religious objections. Supporters, most of them Republicans, said House Bill...
A U.S. Department of Justice criminal investigation into Uber’s operations now includes how the company operated in Austin, officials confirmed Monday. A city spokesman confirmed that Justice Department officials contacted staffers at Austin’s Transportation Department and...
Photo courtesy of: Shutterstock Jonathan Tilove - Austin American-Statesman After only brief debate, the Texas House voted 94 to 51 to join the Texas Senate in calling for an Article V Convention of States, a priority of Gov. Greg Abbott. Texas becomes the 11th of 34 states...
Austin police are now saying that a second stabbing incident that was reported Monday near the University of Texas within hours of a fatal knife attack on campus that left one student dead and three others injured never happened. Austin police interim Chief Brian Manley on...
Eric Webb - American-Statesman Staff In the statement, a copy of which the student newspaper tweeted Tuesday evening, Fenves said that university officials began removing the flyers as soon as they were reported. Fenves also asked “anyone who sees a hateful poster to immediately...