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The Islamic State group is claiming responsibility for an attack at a center near Dallas, Texas, exhibiting cartoon depictions of the Prophet Muhammad. An audio statement on Tuesday on the extremist group's Al Bayan radio station says that "two soldiers of the caliphate" carried...
The University of Texas Board of Regents voted 8-0 today to submit a brief to the Texas Attorney General’s Office in response to a request for an opinion submitted by private counsel on behalf of Regent Wallace Hall. Regent Hall abstained from the vote. At issue are two...
On Thursday, April 16th, an unknown black male entered into the victim’s apartment located in the 4600 block of Bennett. Once inside the apartment he attacked the victim. The suspect sprayed the victim with mace, threatened her with a knife and sexually assaulted her. The...
Ending Community Homelessness Coalition has launched One Key ATX. Veterans make up roughly 12 percent of the estimated homeless population in Austin. Mayor Steve Adler says he'd like every homeless veteran to be in an apartment by the end of the year. He says the 231 homeless...
A community activist who advocates for videotaping Austin police in action is being considered as a candidate to serve on the Commission that oversees police, fire and EMS. District 6 Council member Don Zimmerman's office has been talking to Antonio Buehler about serving on that...
The leaders of a Central Texas utility company say its operations are more transparent years after ratepayers discovered excessive pay for executives, their relatives and no-show employees. A turning point for Pedernales Electric Cooperative was a 2007 protest by members that...
The protests over the police-custody death of Freddie Gray in Baltmore have spread to Austin. A protest got underway at Palm Park Friday night. Hundreds deep marched to the Congress Street bridge chanting "Austin stands with Baltimore." Carrying signs and defiantly chanting, the...
Protesters gathered at Lady Bird Lake as part of an organized rally Saturday to voice their opposition to a flyover and to proposed toll lanes along Texas State Highway Loop 1. Brigid Shea, Travis County Commissioner, leads the fight against the express toll lanes. She organized...
AUSTIN (KXAN) — A large group of protesters marched through downtown Austin on Friday evening, shutting down the Congress Avenue Bridge and access to Interstate 35 at some points. The protests come in response to the Freddie Gray situation in Baltimore, and other police...