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A legal group that fights racial preferences in schools filed suit against the University of Texas today. The federal lawsuit filed by the Washington-based Project on Fair Representation alleges UT's undergraduate admissions policies violate the U.S. Constitution and federal law...
About 600,000 fifth- and eighth-grade students take the high-stakes Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills tomorrow. Many will have to tune out the sounds of runoff-election voters trickling in and out of schools that also serve as polling locations. The tests scheduled at the...
No injuries have been reported after a pre-dawn earthquake today shook parts of South Texas, about 45 miles southeast of San Antonio. The U.S. Geological Survey says the 3.7 magnitude quake happened at 4:51 a.m. (central time). The quake was detected about six miles southwest of...
In a letter posted on the Akins High School Web site, Principal Daniel Girard said an arrest warrant was issued Friday for Randy Arias. Girard said Arias was accused of having an improper relationship with an Akins student, but noted there was "no reason to believe that Mr...
A shooting in southeast Austin could be the result of a young man's carelessness or something more sinister. Austin 9-11 dispatchers took the young man's call just before 1 o'clock this morning. He says that he accidentally shot his girlfriend while alone in his home in the 15-...
Austin Police have issued a warrant for Ernesto Sanchez Macedo, 23, of Austin, after a shooting overnight Saturday into Sunday. "We believe the murder was motivated by a family feud that was ongoing for several years," says Joseph Chacon, of Austin Police. "We don't know where...
The idea is to create a new mobile home park in east Austin with heavy emphasis on the word community, establishing themselves and giving the homeless a purpose. Alan Graham with the non-profit group "Mobile Loaves and Fishes" says his group would raise money to provide the...
The sister of a man viciously gunned down at a phone booth at Big Chief's Lounge on East Sixth Street in Austin on February 26 is willing to pay for credible information which could put somebody away for shooting him and the man behind the counter that night. "If anybody knows,...
A plan to add one inside "managed lane" (a fancy word the state uses for "toll lane") on Mopac Boulevard has drawn cynicism from New Jersey's governor as New York City Council proposes a stifling $8 fee for using the Holland Tunnel during peak travel times. But two researchers...