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A Soyuz spacecraft with one Russian and two Americans, one of them a video game mogul, is en route to the international space station. Millionaire Richard Garriott is the first American to follow in his father's space footsteps. Owen Garriott made two flights as a U.S. astronaut...
The new president of the NAACP says the organization will have lawyers targeting 750 potentially troublesome precincts around the nation on Election Day and plans to address complaints about possible voter disenfranchisement wherever they are made. Benjamin Jealous, who took the...
The first annual Austin Restaurant Week kicks off today. More than 50 local restaurants are participating. During the week of October 12-15 and October 19-22, restaurants ranging from fine dining to local favorites are offering a prix fixe meal for $25 to $35. Austin Restaurant...
Nearly one million Texas motorists owe a combined $815 million for violations such as a driving while intoxicated and failure to have insurance. Now the state wants them to start paying up. The Texas Department of Public Safety has given a private collection agency the green...
A pistol used in the Battle of San Jacinto was among several artifacts sold at an auction on Saturday. Bought with a winning bid of $7,500. It was part of the largest group of significant historic artifacts sold at public auction in Texas, the Burley Auction Gallery said in a...
Mack Brown can finally say he's done something in the Texas-Oklahoma game that Bob Stoops hasn't _ pulled off an upset. And it's a big one. Brown's Longhorns grabbed some second-half momentum by foiling a fake punt Saturday, then Colt McCoy and the defense built on it, carrying...
The operators of Austin's public bus system say the creativity of its riders helped to propel Capital Metro into a category alongside Los Angeles, Boston and Seattle. "We entered that contest and competed against big metropolitan agencies across the country and we won the grand...
A state lawmaker wants Texas license officials to rescind a new policy requiring non-U.S. citizens to prove they are in the U.S. legally before receiving a driver's license or ID. State Rep. Ruth Jones McClendon sent a letter today asking for revocation of the administrative...
police are trying to find the guy who held up a bank in southwest Austin late Friday afternoon. The APD's Veneza Aguinaga says it happened pretty quickly. She says he was wearing a cowboy hat and a blonde wig when he demanded money and left. Police aren't saying much more, but...