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Child, 10, among 3 Austin burglary suspects

An investigation into nearly a dozen attempted burglaries in Central Texas has led to the arrest of three youths, including a 10-year-old suspect.

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Related Topix: Austin, TX

Wed Apr 23, 2014

The Austin Chronicle

Election Info for the Rest of Travis County

Austinites won't be headed to the polls May 10, but Travis County voters outside of Austin will have some ballot choices to consider.

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Related Topix: Austin, TX, Bee Cave, TX, Manor, TX, Round Rock, TX

Texas Tribune

Analysis: Perry and the Threat That Boomeranged

Gov. Rick Perry is shown on Nov. 15, 2013, at an Austin kickoff rally for U.S. Sen. John Cornyn's re-election campaign.

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Related Topix: Rick Perry, US Governors, Austin, TX, Criminal Defense Law, Law, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, John Cornyn

Oak Hill Gazette

Neighborhood leaders push for action to make RM 1826 safe

It's no secret that Austin's population boom has impacted traffic on every major thoroughfare in the city.

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American Thinker

Kneecapping Reform in Texas

The fate of embattled University of Texas Regent Wallace Hall now rests in the hands of the same partisan hacks in the Travis County District Attorney's Office who railroaded former Republican House Majority Leader Tom DeLay on trumped-up "money laundering" charges in 2010 before the bogus conviction was ultimately thrown out on appeal several ... (more)

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Related Topix: US Politics, Tom DeLay, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Rick Perry, US Governors, University of Texas at Austin

Business Journal

Hotel sues Circuit of The Americas

North Austin-based A&D Hotel LLC, owner of the Orangewood Inn and Suites at 9121 N. I-35, has sued COTA for about $59,000, or the price of 68 rooms plus taxes and legal fees.

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Daily Texan

APD to partner with mental health agency to quickly respond to crises

Starting May 1, the Austin Police Department will launch a program that will allow Austin Travis County Integral Care, an agency of medical professionals who provide on-site treatment and resources for people facing a psychiatric crisis, to serve as first responders alongside APD officers to assist in potential mental health crises.

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KXAN-TV Austin

A new study out Wednesday shows there were 2.4 million absences from school last year in Central Texas, costing local districts a total of $91 million in lost revenue from the state.

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Related Topix: Austin, TX, Vaccinations, Health, Education Etc., Family, Kids

Daily Texan

House transparency committee hearing canceled

The House Select Committee on Transparency in State Agency Operations will still have its scheduled hearing Thursday at 1 p.m. The transparency committee has been investigating Hall since July 2013 for potentially overstepping his duties as a regent.

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Tue Apr 22, 2014

The Austin Chronicle

Ain't Nothing But a House Party'

Mayor Pro Tem Sheryl Cole is not yet a declared mayoral candidate. But she's beginning to act like one - Tuesday evening, she announced a "10 District Spring House Party Tour Across Austin," telling Newsdesk she wants to "listen" to Austinites and take a "hard look" at running for mayor.

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Related Topix: Austin, TX

Connecticut Post

Gov. Rick Perry's veto: A case of bullying and possibly a crime

Take one longtime governor/potential presidential candidate. Add equal quantities, to taste, of words including grand jury and special prosecutor and bribery and official oppression and abuse of official capacity.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, Texas Government, Texas, Rick Perry, US Governors, Opinion

Burnt Orange Report

Charges Filed Against RiseUp Protesters From Last Summer At The Texas Capitol

Last summer the Texas Capitol erupted in protest after the lawmakers worked to pass some of the nation's strictest abortion legislation.

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Related Topix: US News, Liberal Political News

Austin Monthly

Holding Your Grounds

Coffee grounds in the capital city have a new sense of purpose thanks to a program set up by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service of Travis County and a grassroots organization called the Compost Coalition.

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Related Topix: Drink, Coffee

The Beaumont Enterprise

EDITORIAL: Ethics probe overdue for Perry

Texas Gov. Rick Perry probably didn't violate any ethical standards last summer when he vetoed $7.5 million in state funding for public corruption prosecutors.

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Related Topix: Rick Perry, US Governors, Opinion

Mon Apr 21, 2014

City of New Braunfels

Annual Book and Author Luncheon on May 8th

The New Braunfels Public Library Foundation will host the sixth annual Book and Author Luncheon at the Marriott Courtyard on Thursday, May 8th from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Featured at this event will be best-selling authors The Casserole Queens, Farrah Braniff, Mark Pryor, and Leila Meacham.

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Related Topix: Libraries, New Braunfels, TX, Austin, TX, Photography, Arts

Business Journal

County sees mixed-use potential off Airport Blvd.

Travis County is considering developing a mixed-use project on 3 acres off of Airport Boulevard, according to a report from the Austin American-Statesman.

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Sun Apr 20, 2014

Dallas Morning News

Grand jury considers whether Gov. Rick Perry went too far in seeking DA's ouster

The grand jury in Gov. Rick Perry's case is looking at potentially three state statutes: whether he tried to bribe a public official into stepping down; if he abused his position by misusing public funding "to obtain a benefit"; or whether - and prosecutors believe this could be the strongest charge - he tried to coerce Travis County's DA into ... (more)

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Related Topix: Texas Government, Texas, Rick Perry, US Governors, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Kendall County, TX

Free Republic

Inquiry checks Davis' work for toll group

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis' legal work for a taxpayer-funded tollway agency is part of a larger FBI-led investigation into the tollway group, according to a published report Friday.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law

El Paso Times

Indigent defense system debated: Other Texas counties take judges out of process

The debate over how to improve and manage the indigent defense legal system is not unique to El Paso County.

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Related Topix: El Paso County, TX, Texas, Lubbock, TX, Austin, TX, Lubbock County, TX

Sat Apr 19, 2014

Free Republic

A Bit More on the Speech Police

When I wrote about Adam Weinstein of Gawker and his proposal to literally imprison people for their political views, most of the pushback from the left and from David Frum, America's Hall Monitor , consisted of hand-waving, e.g. 'You can't generalize from the position of one crank with a blog, etc.'

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, US Politics, Tom DeLay, US News, US Senate, Republican, US House of Representatives, Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison

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