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45 min ago | CultureMap

Austin better educated than Houston, Dallas and rest of Texas says new study

School is back in session and a new report says Austin is one of the most educated cities in the country. WalletHub has released 2014's Most and Least Educated Cities , which ranks Austin the 11th most educated city in the U.S. The site analyzed the 150 largest metropolitan areas to determine "where the most educated Americans are choosing to settle."

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2 hrs ago | The Austin Chronicle

Other Worlds Austin Has a Time Lapse

Don't look into the future. You might not like what you see. That's the story of Time Lapse , the newly announced centerpiece film for the first Other Worlds Austin sci-fi film festival Check your watches: Other Worlds Austin , the city's first ever dedicated science fiction festival, has announced its centerpiece film, chronological conundrum Time Lapse .

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5 hrs ago | KXAN-TV Austin

Man stabbed in greenbelt area of Southwest Austin

Austin Fire Department crews are trying to rescue a man in a a greenbelt area of Southwest Austin early Tuesday morning. Crews got a call around 6:40 a.m. about the water rescue, which reportedly started as a robbery.

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5 hrs ago | Business Journal

Summit Hotel acquires first Austin property - and it's a big one

Summit Hotel Properties Inc. has purchased the Hampton Inn & Suites at 200 San Jacinto Blvd., its first Austin asset. The publicly-traded real estate investment trust paid $53 million for a leasehold position of the 209-room hotel.

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7 hrs ago | KXAN-TV Austin

Officers investigate homeless camp where man was beaten

A homeless man is in the hospital with severe head injuries, after police found him beaten inside a storm tunnel in South Austin. A 911 call around midnight sent officers to the drainage tunnel near Barton Springs Road and South First Street.

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11 hrs ago | The Austin Chronicle

Best of Austin: FoodCritics Picks

The "Oh" name is a tribute to owner Abbi Lunde's grandmother, but we like to think of it as OMG.

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Mon Sep 15, 2014

KXAN-TV Austin

SWAT officers respond to a home in Northwest Austin.

Austin police responded about 7:30 p.m. to the home in the 6300 block of Avery Island Avenue , near McNeil Drive. SWAT officers was called to the scene about two hours later.

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Daily Texan

UT community should support movements to end homelessness

According to Austin's Ending Community Homelessness Coalition, tonight there will be over 2,000 homeless men, women and children on the streets of Travis County. We all pass some of these people every day on our way to class or work.

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Business Journal

Wall Street exec trades it all in for retail with Western flair in downtown Austin

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.

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The Beaumont Enterprise

Beaumont's Purple unleashes new video, preps for move to Austin

It sounds like the 30,000th time we've said it, but here's one more: Purple is totally blowing up right now.

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Business Journal

Uber, Lyft legalization set for Austin City Council vote

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.

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Austin American Statesman

The Feed: Bravo names Austin restaurants that will appear on 'Best New Restaurant'

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 .

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KHOU-TV Houston

Details emerge in 2-year-old's death in AustinDetails emerge in...

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.

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KXAN-TV Austin

Lane closures on major Austin city street

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.

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The Austin Chronicle

Best of Austin: MediaReaders Picks

She's firm but fair, she knows her movies and clearly loves them. Read her for her plainspoken prose, , or her biting wit .

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Sun Sep 14, 2014

KXAN-TV Austin

Austin police searching for missing woman

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.

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Austin American-Statesman

Former Austin teacher paid back $2,400 to district to settle case

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.

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Austin American-Statesman

Bail for Meagan Work set at $250,000

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.

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Austin American Statesman

Cultura en Austin: Behind the scenes on the Tish Hinojosa story

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.

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New York Daily News

Obamacare expected to face continued challenges in second year

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.

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