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Sgt. Thomas Z. Spitzer, 23, a mortarman with 1st Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, died Wednesday in combat in Helmand province. He was serving his second tour in Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. Spitzer was a veteran of the Sangin Valley campaign in Helmand...
SoftServe Inc., an offshore software development firm with a growing presence in Eastern Europe, is moving its headquarters from Florida to Austin to be closer to its customer base here. Founded in 1993 in Lviv, Ukraine by two postgraduates of Lviv Polytechnic University,...
Authorities say a floor collapsed under a large crowd of people gathered in a suburban Houston home, sending three-dozen people to hospitals, mostly with minor injuries. West I-10 Fire Department spokesman Tim Thomas says the collapse occurred Thursday afternoon as about 100...
DISD internal investigative reports obtained by News 8 on 11 coaches and athletic administrators show how rampant recruiting is at some high schools. In the reports, DISD coaches admitted to routinely falsifying student-eligibility paperwork. And the district's former University...
Council member suggests city look at alternatives to using Travis County booking facility. Austin City Council Member Laura Morrison wants the Travis County jail to stop holding inmates on possible immigration violations — and she’s suggesting the city look at some alternatives...
Here is something to watch out for on Texas roadways: TxDOT plans to start adjusting the speed limit on the northwest part of Loop 1604. The adjustments will take place Monday in the westbound lanes of the San Antonio-area loop, between Interstate 10 and Highway 281. KYLE-TV...
Desperate to knock off GOP incumbents in this year's Republican primaries, the nation's tea party groups have spent millions only to fall short in election after election. Yet for all the losses, from Matt Bevin in Kentucky to Chris McDaniel in Mississippi, business for the tea...
It may be time to get on board with a plan to build a high speed passenger train from Dallas to Houston. The Federal Railroad Administration just gave a thumbs-up to the proposal. The next step is for the Texas Department of Transportation to work with federal leaders to review...
Before a large crowd at an Austin convention center, gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis and fellow Democrats gave impassioned speeches on Wednesday night, the anniversary of the filibuster that launched Davis into the national spotlight — and to the top of the Democrats’...