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5 hrs ago | Sys-Con Media

Austin Moms, Gun Violence Survivors, And Lawmakers Gather To Launch...

Everytown will ask Americans to join the fight to reduce the gun violence that kills 86 Americans every day and affects every town - big cities and small towns alike.

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9 hrs ago | The Austin Chronicle

Ready to Get 'Nasty'?

Producers Gary Walker and Kelli Roeber, along with director, local photographer Mathew Marron , hosted a benefit Sunday night at Castro's Warehouse.

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Related Topix: Austin, TX

16 hrs ago | KXAN-TV Austin

Despite concerns, festival out of countya s hands

A new venue for music festivals is beginning to emerge in southeast Travis County.

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Tue Apr 15, 2014

Burnt Orange Report

Five Things You Need To Watch Mayor Julian Castro and Senator Dan Patrick Square off on Immigration

Tonight, Mayor Julian Castro of San Antonio squares off with State Senator Dan Patrick of Houston on the topic of immigration.

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Related Topix: Austin, TX, Immigration Reform, US News, Liberal Political News

MySanAntonio.com

VIA wins, streetcar opponent loses in court again

A Travis County District Court judge on Tuesday reaffirmed a ruling that George Alejos , an opponent of VIA Metropolitan Transit 's controversial streetcar project, should have to pay a multimillion-dollar bond if he wants to appeal the agency's earlier legal victory allowing it to issue debt to fund several projects.

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KGNS-TV Laredo

Woman dies after jumping from I-35 overpass

Heavy traffic backed up along Interstate 35 over the lunch hour while authorities investigated an incident where a woman jumped from an overpass at 51st Street, according to police officials.

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The Miami Herald

Perry's lawyer in veto probe hired at $450 hourly

The attorney Gov. Rick Perry hired amid a grand jury investigation into abuse of power allegations has a $450 hourly contract.

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Related Topix: Rick Perry, US Governors

Grits for Breakfast

Lege ponders effect of 'Driver Responsibility' surcharge on DWI convictions

The Texas House Homeland Security and Public Safety Committee yesterday met to discuss suggested reforms to the misnamed "Driver Responsibility Program" .

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Related Topix: Texas, Explosion, Prison, Criminal Defense Law, Law

Free Republic

Rick Perry Faces Grand Jury After Efforts to Remove Drunkard DA

A grand jury is expected to be called to investigate allegations that Texas Gov. Rick Perry abused his power when he vetoed funding for the Travis County District Attorney's office as part of the state budget.

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Related Topix: Rick Perry, US Governors

Quebec Chronicle-Telegraph

A.M. Links: Barack Obama Proposed 442 Tax Increases, Harry Reid Says...

Editor's Note : We invite comments and request that they be civil and on-topic. We do not moderate or assume any responsibility for comments, which are owned by the readers who post them.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Harry Reid, US Senate, Democrat, Rick Perry, US Governors

Mon Apr 14, 2014

KXAN-TV Austin

Report exposes gaps in response as floodwaters rushed in

Nearly six months after the deadly flood in Austin, city leaders have finally released the report that details what went wrong , and what needs to happen in the next disaster.

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Related Topix: Austin, TX, Onion Creek, TX

WFAA-TV Dallas

Man charged with 'firebombing' Sen. Davis' office sentenced to 7 years

A man charged with "firebombing" Senator Wendy Davis' Fort Worth office has been sentenced to seven years in prison, the Travis County Criminal District Attorney's Office said.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law

Dallas Morning News

Investigative report on UT regent Wallace Hall referred to Travis County, district attorneys

A findings report from the investigation of University of Texas Regent Wallace Hall has been referred to prosecutors in Travis County for possible criminal violations.

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Related Topix: Texas, Dallas, TX, University of Texas at Austin

Crooks and Liars

Rick Perry's Lawyered Up

The only reason this isn't drawing as much attention as the Christie deal is that nobody - including coyotes - takes Rick Perry seriously any more.

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Related Topix: Rick Perry, US Governors, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Chris Christie, US News, Liberal Political News

KVUE.com

Thunderstorms move through Travis County

Strong thunderstorms are moving through Central Texas, including gusty winds and hail in some areas.

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Related Topix: Weather, Austin, TX

KCEN

Man in Austin Possibly Struck by Lightning

A man who may have been hit by lightning has been hospitalized with serious injuries, according to Austin-Travis County EMS.

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Business Journal

The Take: Perry lawyers up and Boeing moves jobs south

The Take is a recurring blog that will feature a daily rundown of news and views of interest to San Antonio.

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Related Topix: Rick Perry, US Governors

KXAN-TV Austin

Grand jury may investigate Perry veto of Public Integrity Unit

At issue is whether Perry illegally vetoed funding for the state's Public Integrity Unit, which operates out of the Travis County District Attorney's office.

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Sun Apr 13, 2014

Daily Texan

Sobriety center would be a smart step toward decriminalizing public intoxication in Austin

On March 11, the Travis County commissioners approved a resolution encouraging county staffers to develop a so-called "sobriety center," a facility where police would send drunk people instead of arresting them for public intoxication.

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Related Topix: Austin, TX, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Opinion

The Austin Chronicle

City Issues Post-Flood Report

On Friday, April 11, City Manager Marc Ott released the Austin and Travis County "After Action Report" on the Oct. 13, 2013 Halloween flood.

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Related Topix: Austin, TX, Onion Creek, TX

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