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If you've been anywhere around town, especially downtown, you've seen the grackles. Lined up on a wire, dropping their dinner on you from a tree, or cackling about it afterwards. One man says he's got a way to keep them away. James Irby has more. http://www.myfoxaustin.com/dpp/...
Brad Cain was in a bad mood. On Friday, his fifth day at Haven for Hope, he was scheduled for three hours of mandatory motivational classes, a requirement that caused him to lament the loss of his time not spent at a job off campus moving furniture. “This whole deal, getting in...
Oil spill worse than first thought, lawsuit filed by seafood company, BP accused of not doing enough. One expert warns that the amount of oil spewing from a sunken rig in the Gulf of Mexico could be much higher than previously thought. There also are worries that even more could...
The devil may be in the details. But for Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison, the details spell opportunity on her road back from defeat in the race for Texas governor. The 66-year-old insider is working to parlay the nitty gritty of President Barack Obama's decision to extend space...
It's funny how a choice that makes total sense at the time can turn out so, so badly. For Texas Sen. John Cornyn, such was the case in his early and ardent embrace of Florida Gov. Charlie Crist, from which he has spent months backpedaling. Crist was highly popular, so it was a...
Naturalized U.S. citizen Tundee Obazee from Nigeria said he thanks Arizona for its tough new illegal-immigration law because "it forces us to deal with this." The national shouting match over immigration will play out today in a downtown Dallas march. Police are preparing for a...
An enormous, gentle Asian elephant that recently arrived at the San Antonio Zoo was beaten and neglected while traveling with small circuses, government records indicate. The zoo's executive director, Steve McCusker, has declined to discuss Boo's past in detail. But he said she'...
Two City Council members want to get rid of the fast-food menus and other advertisements that are left dangling on people's doorknobs, irritating some and causing others to fear for their property. Modeled after an Alamo Heights ordinance that took effect last year, Councilman...
The FBI has asked for a copy of a surveillance video­tape that allegedly shows Houston police officers beating and kicking a handcuffed, then-15-year-old boy lying on the ground and not resisting arrest — footage that Mayor Annise Parker called disturbing Thursday. Chad Holley,...