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3 hrs ago | Austin American Statesman
After singer/songwriter Tish Hinojosa was included this year in an Austin History Center exhibit focusing on trailblazing Latina musicians, called " Latinas in the Shadow of the Live Music Capital of the World," I began looking at the list of honorees and wondering, 'What ever happened to Tish Hinojosa?' In late 1990s and early 2000s, when I was in college, I remember hearing her name everywhere. After covering the Latin music scene in Austin for the past three years, I hadn't heard much about any recent music.
7 hrs ago | New York Daily News
President Obama's health care legislation is likely to face more problems this year - although not ones as bad as last year's, experts say. Potential complications await consumers as President Obama's health care law approaches its second open enrollment season, just two months away.
9 hrs ago | KAUZ
Zach Conque threw three scoring passes and Gus Johnson ran for two touchdowns Saturday to help Stephen F. Austin beat Division II Texas A&M Commerce 38-17. Johnson gained 131 yards on 13 carries, including 106 yards in the first quarter and a 20-yard TD run in the fourth.
13 hrs ago | KXAN-TV Austin
Tara Conner, a former Miss USA, is in Austin to talk about her struggles with drugs and alcohol at the Rally for Recovery. She recently celebrated seven years of sobriety and is now a Public Advocacy Consultant for Caron Treatment Centers.
The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children Texas Region Office hosted a gala Saturday night to honor men and women who educate the public on how to recognize child abuse and exploitation. The center provides training and technical assistance to law enforcement on cases of child sexual exploitation and child abduction.
Texas woman sentenced in school embezzlement case Texas woman sentenced in school embezzlement case Check out this story on KHOU.com: http://www.khou.com/story/news/crime/2014/09/13/texas-woman-sentenced-in-school-embezzlement-case/15598495/ Patty E. Smith was sentenced Friday in federal court in Austin for stealing the money from the Lohn school district AUSTIN, Texas - The former business manager of a Central Texas school district has been sentenced to two years in federal prison for embezzling more than $500,000 from the district. Patty E. Smith was sentenced Friday in federal court in Austin and ordered to pay restitution for stealing the money from the Lohn school district, about 60 miles east of San Angelo.
In this March 12, 2014 photo, passenger Katie Baranyuk, left, and Dara Jenkins, right, a driver for the ride-sharing service Lyft, perform Lyft's trademark fist-bump as they pose for a photo after Baranyuk got a ride from Jenkins to downtown Seattle to meet friends after work. In a fight pitting upstart technology and traditional business, app-based ridesharing firms are fighting with taxi companies for supremacy in the Seattle market.
The search for missing 2-year-old Colton Brandt Turner turned tragic Friday as a child's body was found in Southeast Austin where the FBI, Austin and Cedar Park police were searching in a wooded area near the intersection of Burleson Road and Felter Lane. "We have every reason to believe the remains of that child are those of little Colton Turner," Cedar Park Chief of Police Sean Mannix said in a news conference Friday afternoon.
Trey Martinez-Fischer, D-San Antonio, in legislative action at the Texas Capitol during the 83rd Legislative Session in the spring and summer of 2013. State Rep. Trey Martinez Fischer , D-San Antonio, and state Rep. Lyle Larson , R-San Antonio, say they intend to attend all interviews conducted during an external investigation of the University of Texas at Austin's admissions process.
In the 1980's during the AIDS epidemic, the gay community in Austin lost many members to the disease. Now, infection rates in Austin are again on the rise.
Texas authorities say they've recovered the body of a small child in Austin and believe it's the remains of a missing 2-year-old boy. Police had been searching an Austin field for Colton Turner, whose mother was being held in nearby Williamson County on a charge of abandoning and endangering a child.
A twin-engine Piper Aerostar crashed Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014, north of Austin-Bergstrom International Airport.
Together Austinites and tourists have cycled past the expectations of Austin B-cycle , the city's popular bike share program. Riders reached a major milestone finishing the month of August with 105,039 trips since they launched last December, leading them to expand the popular program.
Toy lending gives your kids the chance to play with new toys in rotation, keeping boredom at bay, and cutting down on the clutter in your home. Liza Wilson of Toybrary Austin also has two delivery locations, making it even easier for families to pick up and switch out toys from month to month.
This Saturday, September 13th, animal advocates from around Austin will participate in the Best Friends Animal Society's 3rd Annual Strut Your Mutt fundraiser. Attendees are encouraged to raise funds for their favorite local animal welfare group, participate in a walk or run with their dogs, and join in a wide array of fun activities for the whole family.
Lauren Hammond is with Austin Resource Recovery , and she spoke with us about the Give Us 5 Challenge . The Give Us 5 Challenge encourages Austinites to increase recycling in their homes by 5 pounds each month.
Updated: Sun Sep 14, 2014 03:41 pm
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