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About two dozen gay pride advocates have waved flags and signs during the final day of the Texas Democratic Convention in Dallas. Members of the Stonewall Democrats on Saturday stormed the floor during a speech by state Sen. Royce West, whose district is hosting the gathering...
Texas Democrats rallied the troops at their state convention in downtown Dallas on Friday night. Some heavy hitters, including gubernatorial nominee Wendy Davis and lieutenant governor candidate Leticia Van de Putte, took the stage, laying out their visions for the future of...
No one disputes something needs to be done about the growing crisis of undocumented immigrants coming into Texas, but it’s uncertain exactly what the Department of Public Safety’s so-called "surge funds" are buying Texas taxpayers. On June 18, Governor Rick Perry, Lt. Gov. David...
Deputies took a gas station manager in for questioning after he shot a man who was allegedly causing trouble inside a northwest Harris County business overnight. According to the Harris County Sheriff’s Office, witnesses said an intoxicated man came into the Shell station on...
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...