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3 hrs ago | The Austin Chronicle

Documenting the UndocumentedWill Austin issue its ownofficial ID card?

At its Aug. 7 meeting, City Council directed staff to explore the possibility of a city-issued municipal ID for otherwise undocumented residents .


6 hrs ago | Austin American Statesman

Cultura en Austin: Suns of Orpheus band celebrates Austin-Brazil sound on Aug. 23

Two years ago, the group received a City of Austin proclamation honoring their musical excellence and community involvement and were recognized with a "Suns of Orpheus Day" on Aug. 23, 2012.


9 hrs ago | Austin American-Statesman

Fire Department seeking suspect in intentionally set fire

We need your help identifying a suspect in an intentionally set fire that occurred on August 16, 2014 at 4800 Spicewood Springs Road between 3-4 a.m. One person was seen running from the area just after the fire started.


11 hrs ago | Austin American Statesman

Austin restaurants: Sandwiches

Austin Beer Garden Brewing. 1305 W. Oltorf St. 512-298-2242, . This big warehouse-style bar has plenty of seating inside and out to enjoy one of its flavorful sandwiches like an Italian sub or a veggie-friendly avocado and peaches.


11 hrs ago | Austin American Statesman

Austin Scoop: Thursday's Pick: Band of Heathens & Pulp Fiction Quote-Along

Local rock group Band of Heathens is participating in an Austin summer staple: Unplugged at the Grove.


12 hrs ago | CultureMap

Where to drink right now: 6 Austin bars putting new twists on classic rum cocktails

In recent years, local bartenders and spirit fans have helped rum make a well-deserved comeback by throwing themed tiki nights and featuring classic and modern rum drinks on their summer menus.


13 hrs ago | KXAN-TV Austin

Farmer Starter program with Farmshare Austin

Taylor Cook, Executive Director of Farmshare Austin , joined us in the studio Wednesday to share more about the Farmer Starter program.


13 hrs ago | Austin American-Statesman

Watch: See Austin like you've never seen it before

Now you can know what it's like to be a grackle. Vimeo user Charlie Kaye, using a drone-mounted camera, posted a fly-through view of Austin a few weeks ago with the caption " Keeping Austin Weird by showing a few of my favorite places from the air."


13 hrs ago | Business Journal

Inc. 5000: Check out Austin's roster of the fastest-growing U.S. companies

Andrew Allison, left, and Matt Stuart, right, are the co-founders of Main Street Hub, which is one of the fastest growing private companies in the country, according to Inc. magazine.


17 hrs ago | KCBD-TV Lubbock

'Poisoned waters' billboard sparks Ohio well fight

An eastern Ohio man who uses a biblical reference and a statement against "poisoned waters" on billboards opposing a deep-injection well is facing a legal threat from the well's Texas operator.


18 hrs ago |

Ferguson protest ends in mayhem as SWAT teams charge into crowds of protesters and journalists

A resolutely peaceful rally against the shooting of a black teenager ended in more mayhem Tuesday, as SWAT teams repeatedly charged into crowds of protesters and journalists to arrest suspected trouble makers, and both groups were herded forcefully off the streets.


21 hrs ago | KXAN-TV Austin

Austin city council candidates to find out ballot order

On Wednesday, 78 Austinites running for city council will find out where their names will be on the upcoming November ballot.


23 hrs ago | KXAN-TV Austin

Color-coded fire hydrant in Westlake Hills

Several West Austin neighborhoods are considering a putting a proposal to better protect against wildfires on the November ballot.


Tue Aug 19, 2014

Contra Costa Times

Rick Perry's mug shot

Gov. Rick Perry was defiant Tuesday as he was booked on abuse of power charges, telling dozens of cheering supporters outside a Texas courthouse that he would "fight this injustice with every fiber of my being."


NewsTalk 1230

Rick Perry Booked on Felony Charges

Texas Gov. Rick Perry smiled for his police mugshot and promised to be vindicated on abuse-of-power charges today.


The Austin Chronicle

KUTX Shuffles Programming

KUTX announced the shake-up of its music snow globe Monday, shuffling the schedule of programming beginning Sept.


Austin American-Statesman

Pug Rescue of Austin hosts Garage Sale

The Pug Rescue of Austin is hosting a fundraising garage sale from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 23 and 24, at 11401 Maidenstone Drive.


Austin American Statesman

Now open: Jacoby's, Beirut Austin, more

Jacoby's Restaurant & Mercantile opened this week at 3235 E. Cesar Chavez St. The rustic restaurant that looks like it could have been updated and pulled from the 19th century serves ranch-style food like Texas Salisbury steak, shrimp and grits, charcuterie, and chicken-fried steak.


Austin American Statesman

Liquid: New Belgium brings sour beer workshop to Austin

Sour beers are clearly on the rise. Jester King specializes in them, Blue Owl is about to as well through a particular brewing process called sour mashing and New Belgium, in Colorado, is bringing a sour beer workshop to Austin after doubling its sour beer production late last year.


KUT-FM Austin

Here's Who's Running for Austin Mayor and City Council

Nearly two years after Austinites passed the 10-1 plan - which allows voters to elect city council members from their respective geographic district while the mayor is still elected by all voters - the plan has arrived at its penultimate step: The ballot is set.


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