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Austin's City Demographer is worried about what kind of impact a citizenship question on the upcoming census will have. Some City officials and activists fear it will drive immigrant families to not answer the census. They say this could mean a loss in federal funding and a loss...
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Craft brewers in Texas have dreamed of the day when they could sell their beers-to-go to customers who visit their breweries. Tomorrow morning Governor Greg Abbott will be in southeast Austin to sign the beer-to-go bill. The signing ceremony will take place at Austin Beerworks...
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The U.S. military on Friday released a video it said shows Iran’s Revolutionary Guard removing an unexploded limpet mine from one of the oil tankers targeted near the Strait of Hormuz, suggesting the Islamic Republic sought to remove evidence of its involvement from the scene...
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(Credit: Shutterstock) Governor Greg Abbott issued an executive order Thursday to extend the activity of the Texas State Board of Plumbing Examiners past its set expiration of September 1, 2019. Abbott utilized Section 418.016 of the Texas Government Code, which allows the...
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(Credit: Shutterstock) A Travis County jury has sentenced Raymond Paul Swan to 70 years behind bars. The day prior, the same jury found Swan guilty of Possession of a Controlled Substance -Methamphetamine. During the punishment hearing, the jury heard evidence involving the...
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Downtown businesses and residents are getting increasing worried about the spread of crime. Cops say Congress east of Downtown is like a war zone and crime is rapidly spreading west of Congress and into the warehouse district. Austin Police Association President Ken Casaday says...
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Texas UIL Deputy Dirctor Jamey Harrison said it's not a matter of if, but when the UIL will sanction gaming. He tells The Mark and Melynda show it could start as soon as 2021. In the meantime, UIL will study the possibility and reach out to school district leaders across the...
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On Thursday, the State Board of Education will vote on whether or not to approve a charter for series of new privately owned public schools, at least one of which would open its doors in Austin. Known as Royal Public Schools, the campuses would be founded by Soner Tarim, the...
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President Donald Trump says he would be open to accepting dirt on a political opponent from a foreign power and that he'd have no obligation to tell the FBI about it. In an interview with ABC News, Trump said he'd want to hear what the foreign power had to offer and that "there'...