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After hours of contentious and often emotional debate, the Texas House passed HB 12 , the controversial "sanctuary cities" legislation, which would prohibit cities, counties and other governmental entities or special districts from adopting a policy that prevents law enforcement...
In this week’s Medical Update, an Austin doctor looks at the past, present and future treatment of an injury that once left few options for physicians and patients. Here’s KLBJ’s Perry Watson
Attention, gamblers. A Texas House committee surprised the casino lobby Friday night when it voted out legislation that would allow video lottery terminals — slot machines — at state racetracks and Indian reservations. The casinos were left behind. Casino interests wanted any...
Should cities have the final say over pipeline and drilling location? Should gas companies have more power than cities? The debate has turned bitter at the state Capitol; and in the case of one politician, it's gotten personal. Drilling rigs, pipelines and compressor stations...
A Dallas-based company is aiming to keep kids in school. With parental permission, students are tracked by GPS for a six-week course on responsibility. It's working in districts from Anaheim, California to San Antonio, Texas. But, it's not just helping kids go to class and raise...
When Mansoor Kapasi first began taking his students to chess tournaments, the other parents wondered if they were part of a gang. He said his students — now well known within the Austin chess-playing community — provide a “huge contrast” to the mostly privileged crowds at chess...
President Obama has decided not to release any photos of Osama bin Laden's dead body . The announcement follows a charged debate on whether the risk might outweigh the benefit if any images or video are released showing bin Laden after he was fatally shot by U.S. forces. More on...
A spokesman for George W. Bush says the former president has declined an invitation from President Barack Obama to attend an observance at New York's ground zero. Obama plans to visit the site of the destroyed World Trade Center towers Thursday in the aftermath of a Navy SEALs...