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The Texans For Obama Policy Team is hosting an event today. from 10am until 12:30pm at Mitchies Art Gallery in Austin. Organizer David Kobierowski says no one in the group is employed by the Barack Obama Campaign. He says the point of the strategy meeting today is to educate...
Austin Police continue to investigate the death of an Austin boy more than a week after he was found hanging from a clothes hook in his charter school's restroom. Seven-year-old Tevin Park-Flowers was rushed to Dell Children's Hospital after he was discovered; Emergency...
Those boot-scootin’ Texas dance halls now top the list of Endangered Historical Sites put out by Preservation Texas. Schrader Dance Hall owner Sharon Kleinecke has a special place in her heart for all dance halls. Yes she owns the hall near Victoria but she also met her husband...
Police say a man walked into the Wells Fargo Bank branch at 1901 W. William Cannon this morning, demanded cash, and escaped with some money. While the suspect is on the loose, police say they did get a good description from witnesses. "He's a white male, approximately 20 to 30...
The Texas education commissioner says he'll dismantle a property-wealthy school district if it doesn't make a legally required payment to the state by next week. Education Commissioner Robert Scott says he took an oath to uphold the laws of this state -- and the laws are very...
The CEO of Austin-based Freesscale Semiconductor, Inc. has announced his plans to step down. The board of the chip company will launch a search to replace Michel Mayer, who has been with the company since 2004, when it was a division of Motorola. He tells the Austin Business...
Both directions of I-35 in Round Rock are shut down as crews demolish a portion of the Hester’s Crossing Bridge the weekend. The Texas Department of Transportation’s Marcus Cooper says the portion effected is just north of the State Hwy 45 toll road. In addition, Cooper says the...
Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama has agreed to debate fellow candidate Hillary Clinton in Texas, sometime before the March 4th primary. The Obama campaign announced he'll debate, but gave no details on where or when in Texas. Some Clinton backers earlier criticized...
The Travis County Medical Examiner has ruled the death of Alan Wayne Huggins a homicide. The M.E. says Huggins had several head and neck injuries. His body was found in Shaffer Ben Park, southeast of Marble Falls. Burnet County sheriff's deputies and the Texas Rangers...