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3 hrs ago | Business Journal
Jessica Beattle, a transplant from North Carolina via New York, brings her love for the West into the essence of her new Austin store - Hacienda. Jessica Beattie has traded in the high stakes financial career of Wall Street for the laid back vibe at Hacienda, her new downtown Austin store.
4 hrs ago | The Beaumont Enterprise
It sounds like the 30,000th time we've said it, but here's one more: Purple is totally blowing up right now.
6 hrs ago | Business Journal
Lyft cars can be identified by the pink mustache on the front. New legislation could clear the way for its services to be legally available in Austin.
7 hrs ago | Austin American Statesman
This shabby-chic second-floor restaurant on Congress Avenue sometimes feels like a nightclub, with the expansive bar area up front playing host to loud groups of revelers. But no dance club can boast a burger like Swift's Bowling Alley burger .
10 hrs ago | KHOU-TV Houston
New details emerged Monday from arrest affidavits for Meagan Work, the mother of 2-year-old Colton Turner, and Michael Turner, Work's boyfriend. Details emerge in 2-year-old's death in Austin New details emerged Monday from arrest affidavits for Meagan Work, the mother of 2-year-old Colton Turner, and Michael Turner, Work's boyfriend.
14 hrs ago | KXAN-TV Austin
Commuters who drive on 15th Street by UMC Brackenridge should get ready for some major delays over the next two months. Because of the construction of the new Dell Medical School and teaching hospital lanes will be reduced starting Monday.
Police say Denise Weiss, 50, was last seen in the 2200 block of Greenwood Ave. at about 6:30 p.m. Sunday. Police are concerned for her wee-being because she has medical issues that require medication.
Administrators at South Austin's Covington Middle School violated district policy last year when they hired a company co-owned by a teacher there to conduct an afterschool program on campus, according to an internal audit. The audit further found that after the $3,700 contract was wrongly awarded to Mosaic Children's Theater, the teacher who co-owns the company with his wife then used his district-issued credit card to charge almost $2,500 of supplies for the theater group.
The bail for Meagan Rena Work, the 20-year-old mother suspected of involvement in the likely death of her 2-year-old son Colton Brandt Turner, was set at $250,000, according to Travis County jail records. After police arrested Work for abandonment of a child Wednesday because she said she hadn't seen her son for months and didn't know where he was, investigators found what they believe to be Colton Turner's remains in South Austin on Friday.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Updated: Mon Sep 15, 2014 04:00 pm
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