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It's no secret how quickly charter schools have grown over the years, but specifically within just the past seven years, charter enrollment has more than doubled. Within that same time, the Austin Independent School District has struggled to stop the bleeding as it has dealt...
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Austin City Councilmember Greg Casar is pushing a pro marijuana ordinance. The proposed city ordinance would effectively take arrests off the table for people caught with small amounts of marijuana. Texan’s for Responsibile Marijuana Policy’s Heather Fazio is pleased to see the...
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ATHENS (AP) — A Greek court on Monday indefinitely postponed the retrial of seven suspects on murder charges over the 2017 fatal beating of a Texan tourist on an island resort. The postponement was granted following a request by some of the defendants’ lawyers, who were trying...
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An Austin woman out for a early jog fought off a kidnapping attempt around 5 Friday morning (1/10). Austin Police say the survivor was running southbound on Escarpment Blvd in South Austin when a dark colored car pulled up and the driver got out to strike up a conversation...
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A group of Austin community organizers has released a lofty proposal to address the future of mobility in Austin. Known as the 'Wheel Deal,' it's the brainchild of three Austinites: Susan Somers with the Urban Transportation Commission, Chito Vela, an immigration attorney and...
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CHICAGO (AP) - Federal prosecutors in Chicago say a judge was too lenient in sentencing a man to 16 years in prison for plotting to detonate a car outside a crowded bar. In a court filing made public Thursday, prosecutors ask the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to vacate the...
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Three people in Austin's homeless community have been involved in stabbings in the past week, and downtown businesses continue to plea with city leaders for help. Laura Brown, owner of Vince Young Steakhouse told KLBJ's Todd and Don Show, they pay far too much money every month...
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Governor Greg Abbott orders more DPS troopers to patrol in Austin. Two people have been stabbed in less than a week, and both incidents involved the homeless community in Austin. In response now, Governor Abbott has ordered an increase in DPS presence in Downtown Austin and...
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As of Wednesday morning, the Texas Department of Transportation has opened the newly built Stassney Lane bridge over I-35 to traffic. The bridge is six lanes wide, with two through lanes and one left-turn lane in each direction. Crews began shifting cars onto the new bridge...