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8 min ago | 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."


Justin Timberlake ice Bucket Challenges

Watch A Tortoise Chase Down A Remote-Controlled Truck With ALL ITS MIGHT

Police Fatally Shoot Another Black Male Near Ferguson

Critics Slam 'Ice Bucket Challenge' as 'Slacktivism' and 'Stunt Philanthropy'

1 hr ago | 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.


2 hrs ago | The Austin Chronicle

KUTX Shuffles Programming

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


6 hrs ago | 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.


10 hrs ago | 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.


10 hrs ago | 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.


11 hrs ago | 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.


12 hrs ago | CultureMap

20 hot Austin designers sign on for DIFFA's Urban Picnic By Design

Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS, more commonly referred to as DIFFA, makes its grand debut in Austin this fall with Urban Picnic By Design in support of AIDS Services of Austin .


13 hrs ago | Austin American Statesman

Bon App tit names Austin food truck one of country's Top 10 best new 'restaurants'

Bon AppA©tit has named East Side King's Thai-Kun trailer as one of the 10 Best New Restaurants in the country .


17 hrs ago | News Observer

Prukop to open season as Montana State QB

Redshirt sophomore Dakota Prukop has been named Montana State's starting quarterback for their season opener at Arkansas State on Aug. 30. "We have great choices," he added, "it was a tremendous battle, all the guys performed superbly, and I thought Saturday was a tour de force.


21 hrs ago | Texas Tribune

Livestrong Gives $50 Million to UT-Austin Medical School

After a period of soul-searching, the Livestrong Foundation announced Tuesday that it is making a major strategic move - giving a $50 million gift to the University of Texas at Austin's new Dell Medical School to create the Livestrong Cancer Institutes.


Mon Aug 18, 2014

Business Journal

Forbes ranking: Cost of living hampers Austin's appeal to young professionals

The Austin skyline, seen from the eastern portions of the boardwalk, takes on a different dimension from just above Lady Bird Lake.


Dallas Morning News

No arrest for Gov. Rick Perry, but a mug shot will be taken

Pedestrians enter and exit the Blackwell Thurman Criminal Justice Center on Monday in Austin.


Austin American Statesman

It's Always Funny In Austin: Comedian Paula Poundstone shares thoughts on Robin Williams

A Comedy Hall of Fame member and frequent panelist on NPR's quiz show, "Wait, Wait, Don't Tell Me," Poundstone is regarded as a quick wit with a spontaneous and unique world view.


The Modesto Bee

Lessons for a Labor Coach

Share this advice with your partner. Tell him he can thank us later! When it was my turn to coach my wife through the birth of our first, I wish I'd been better prepared.


Austin American Statesman

Relish Austin: Farmer as Artist exhibit returns to Prizer on Saturday

They are constantly having to conjure up solutions to problems that their Farm University textbooks didn't address, but beyond that, many farmers spend time thinking about structure, composition, color and texture for their own artistic endeavors, from writing to painting.



Maps: 13 Great Bets For Chicken Fried Steak in Austin

Texas's beef obsession runs the gamut from low and slow barbecue to a white-hot seared steak, but sometimes that steak is tastiest battered and fried.


4 Austin bands you need to see from the Vagabond Collective Summer Nights finale

On a warm August evening that boasted a bevvy of good shows in Austin, Vagabond Collective hosted their final Summer Nights show at Empire Control Room Saturday.


Texas Tribune

Traffic Surcharge Program Straps Some Texas Drivers

Charles Farmer, a parking lot painter in the Austin area, had his driver's license suspended after missing surcharge payments under Texas' Driver Responsibility Program.


Wall Street Journal

Opinion: Texas Chainsaw Prosecution

Prosecutorial abuse for partisan purposes is common these days, and the latest display is taking place in the all-too-familiar venue of Austin, Texas.



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