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Photo Courtesy: Shutterstock| John A. Anderson American Statesman Staff - Dave Thomas Taking a stroll across the UT campus? Beware the grackles. No, not in the “they’ll steal your sandwich” or the “what’s that on your shoulder?” sense, but as in they will straight up try to take...
Photo Courtesy of: Facebook By Snejana Farberov - Daily Mail A 25-year-old math teacher at a North Carolina public charter school has been arrested on suspicion of carrying on sexual relationships with three male students. Erin McAuliffe was taken into custody on Thursday and...
Photo courtesy of: Shutterstock | Jiw Ingka A Vero Beach High School student running for senior class president was disqualified from the race and received detention after delivering an impromptu, 90-second satirical speech that his principal didn't find funny. JP Krause was...
Photo Courtesy of: Shutterstock/GSPhotography Nolan Hicks - American Statesman Staff Two U.S. senators urged the organizers of the South by Southwest Festival to move the international event out of Texas in response to the controversial “sanctuary cities" ban approved by state...
Photo courtesy of: Shutterstock / Shai Halud Nolan Hicks - American Statesman Staff Fare, the Phoenix based ride-hailing service, announced Tuesday morning it had pulled out of Austin, blaming the return of Uber and Lyft for killing its business here. “Sadly, the time has come...
Photo courtesy of Shutterstock: S.Borisov American Statesman Staff - Marty Toohey Austin officials have a message for those wondering whether President Donald Trump’s withdrawal of the United States from the Paris climate agreement will affect the city’s ambitious environmental...
Photo Courtesy of: @DanPatrick Phil Prazan - KXAN Gov. Greg Abbott will sign CPS changes into law Tuesday. It comes as a new federal report showed there were mistakes in almost half of the child abuse investigations it studied. With Texas lawmakers failing to finish their work...
Photo Courtesy of Shutterstock Philip Jankowski - American Statesman Staff After a months-long battle between neighborhood groups and urbanists, the Austin City Council struck a compromise in November 2015. Garage apartments would be allowed in a certain type of zoning that...
Ride-hailing services Uber and Lyft say they will return to Austin Monday. Drivers who have worked for Lyft in the past were notified of the company’s return in a text message sent Thursday morning, while an Uber spokesman confirmed his company’s return in an email to the...