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— The so-called "Tim Tebow" bill that would allow home-schooled students to compete in University Interscholastic League sports activity for the first time was approved Monday by the state Senate. Under Senate Bill 2046 by Sen. Van Taylor, R-Plano, home-schooled students would...
Round Rock Republican John Carter says there's legislation pending that would address the issue of cyber attacks, which he says have become commonplace. “One of the things that’ll keep you up late at night and not sleeping is how many cyber attacks are constantly coming in...
Austin-based Burro is an on-demand delivery company, which co-founder Jason Ervin says is part of the sharing economy. He says pickup truck owners who want to earn extra money can make deliveries of household items bought in stores. He says that's the basis for the...
The Capitol Area Metropolitan Planning Organization is slated to approve their controversial 2040 plan that installs toll lanes along Mopac, builds giant flyovers near Austin High and will construct State Highway 45 Southwest. Mary Anderson with Keep Mopac Local says those...
A young woman is dead after a man who was found to had more than twice the legal limit of alcohol in his blood slammed into her head on. A stack of arrest affidavit's tell the story of German Choc driving his truck the wrong way down Parmer Lane last night. He plowed head on...
Austin is seeing a boom in hotel construction. But some in the industry worry that there may not be enough quality workers to staff them once they open. According to the Austin Business Journal...three hotels under construction around downtown, The Westin Austin, The Fairmont...
Oil tycoon T. Boone Pickens is among dozens of business leaders and wealthy donors who have a new role in Texas government: advising the state's powerful lieutenant governor. Republican Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick has spent his first five months in office letting Texas' corporate elite...
A judge has ruled that a former Austin police officer charged with fatally shooting an unarmed man during a 2013 bank robbery investigation should be considered in court a federal officer because of his assignment that day to an FBI-led task force. U.S. District Judge Lee Yeakel...
Williamson County Georgetown voters approved a 105-million dollar bond package for new roads and in Round Rock new city council members include Frank Leffingwell and Writ Baese. For more on Williamson County results http://projects.statesman.com/news/election-results/2015-05-09/...