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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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KAUZ

Stephen F. Austin Texas beats A&M Commerce 38-17

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.

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KXAN-TV Austin

Miss USA 2006 talks about overcoming addiction

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.

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The Austin Chronicle

Best of Austin: Arts and CultureCritics Picks

Fine art is dead art. Locked up in museums, away from ordinary life. Finished and "complete," inert once it is hung on the wall or displayed in a case.

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Sat Sep 13, 2014

KXAN-TV Austin

Child advocates honored at Austin gala

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.

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KHOU-TV Houston

Texas woman sentenced in school embezzlement caseTexas woman...

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.

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KXAN-TV Austin

Austin leaders announce plan to make Uber and Lyft legal

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.

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12NewsNow.Com

Missing child's remains found in Southeast Austin

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.

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Texas Tribune

Lawmakers Seek to Sit In on Investigation of UT-Austin

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.

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The Austin Chronicle

Best of Austin:Architectureand LodgingReaders Picks

Just to the right of the check-in desk is Firehouse Hostel's famous sliding bookcase, which opens into a bar that riffs off of its speakeasy-style entrance.

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Fri Sep 12, 2014

Burnt Orange Report

HIV Infection Rates On the Rise in Austin

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.

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KXXV-TV Waco

Texas police find body of child

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.

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Austin American-Statesman

Search for missing boy in SE Austin, 09.12.14

A twin-engine Piper Aerostar crashed Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014, north of Austin-Bergstrom International Airport.

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KXAN-TV Austin

Austin B-cycle sign sits in front of the Texas state Capitol

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.

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KXAN-TV Austin

Checking Out Toybrary Austin

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.

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