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During the height of the economic downturn, as college tuitions continued to rise, presidents at private universities took home record compensations, according to a new study. The presidents of six Texas private colleges ranked among the highest paid leaders in the country,...
She was jolted from her sleep by the sound of her bedroom door being ripped from its hinges with the powerful sweep of an intruder's leg. Toni Hanes yanked a .38-caliber revolver from behind her mattress and pointed it at the stocky figure that stood motionless in her doorway. “...
The Spoetzl Brewery, maker of Shiner Beers, took home gold and silver medals at the European Beer Star Awards in Nuremberg, Germany. The Shiner, Texas brewery, which widely distributes its malts in Austin, won a gold medal in the German Märzen-style category for its seasonal...
A north Austin bank has been held up twice in just over a month and the suspect covered his face with a Halloween mask. Police say on Friday, a heavy built man in his 50’s walked into the Compass Bank, on the 4100 block if North Lamar Blvd, wearing a George Bush mask. The George...
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It was, at the very least, an odd political sight: former Texas Gov. Mark White, who had sent almost a score of killers to their executions, rubbing shoulders with New York lawyer Barry Scheck at a downtown press conference. Scheck is co-director of the Innocence Project, an...
Some sort of crackdown on illegal immigration seems certain to emerge from next year's legislative session, though what the law will entail remains to be seen. Conservative grass-roots activists have clamored for reform, and Republicans dramatically widened their majority in the...