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Texans Uniting for Reform and Freedom, or TURF, will square off against the Texas Department of Transportation in court today. TURF's, Terri Hall, says the state's transportation department will be challenging the court's jurisdiction over the lawsuit to halt the misuse of...
Rita Gonzales-Garza, Co-director of Austin's LULAC office, says the State Board of Education's decision, not to allow input from Hispanic experts on new curriculum standards for public schools, will have a negative impact on Hispanic children. She says it will lead to a higher...
Dozens of people opposed to the war in Iraq gathered at the main Capitol gate, at 11th and Congress on Wednesday, the fifth anniversary of the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq. "It's to mark the sad anniversary of this sad and illegal invasion and occupation in Iraq," said Pash Amini,...
The University of Texas at Austin reports that a record 81 percent of students being offered a spot on campus this fall are those guaranteed admission under the state's top 10 percent law. That marks a 10 percent jump in UT-Austin applicants who were automatically admitted under...
Austin Police Department Missing Persons Detectives are looking for the public’s help in finding 79 year-old Warneta Overton who was last seen March 18, 2008 at about 4p.m. around the area of Airport Boulevard and Springdale Road. Warneta Overton is described as: Black Female...
A new Texas-turnaround is expected to open within the next 15 months at the Interstate 35 and Ranch Road 620 interchange at Round Rock. "We've got a lot of people who use RR 620 as a major access to their jobs, homes, businesses and school. It's become a very crowded...
The Austin city council had been set to vote on whether to move forward with preparations for a new landfill on city-owned land in eastern Travis county, but Council Member Lee Leffingwell says that vote will be postponed while they consider alternative sites. Leffingwell says...
A convicted killer's lawyers today asked the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals to grant Rodney Reed a new trial over a 1996 rape and slaying. Defense attorney Morris Overstreet argued Reed has proclaimed his innocence ``since day one.'' Reed, who's black, faces execution over the...
The principal of Austin High School will resign at the end of the school year. Principal John Hudson faced a barrage of criticism from a group of influential parents, who didn't like his management style. Booster club member Rick Potter was one of the parents who sent a letter...