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51 min ago | KUT-FM Austin

Supporters Jam Hearing on SH45 SW Environmental Impact Statement

Supporters of the State Highway 45 Southwest toll road project showed up in the hundreds Tuesday night at a Texas Department of Transportation public hearing on the project's draft environmental impact statement.

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Related Topix: Austin, TX, Shady Hollow, TX, Hays County, TX, Buda, TX

6 hrs ago | KAUZ

Texas county to create private defender's office

Leaders of a Central Texas county have accepted more than $715,000 in state funds to create a private defender's office to help poor people.

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12 hrs ago | News Times

Laden raid commander's new gig

Adm. William H. McRaven stood in front of nearly 8,000 graduating University of Texas students in May and told them they were strong enough to change the world.

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Related Topix: University of Texas at Austin, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Rick Perry, US Governors

Tue Jul 29, 2014

KXAN-TV Austin

Credit card skimming ring stretched from Sunset Valley to Round Rock

A woman working at a Sunset Valley restaurant used a credit card skimmer to steal information from more than 500 customers, according to an arrest affidavit.

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Related Topix: Round Rock, TX, Sunset Valley, TX, Williamson County, TX

Burnt Orange Report

Criminal Complaint Filed Against Sen. Ken Paxton

At the beginning of the month, it was becoming clear Republican State Senator and nominee for Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton could become toxic to the entire Texas Republican slate.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, Texas, US News, Liberal Political News

Austin American-Statesman

Hearing date set for two Texas football players

Texas football players Kendall Sanders and Montrel Meander will be in Travis County court Aug. 7, two weeks after they were charged with felony sexual assault.

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KUT-FM Austin

Despite a Property Tax Cut, Travis County Could Still See a Tax Increase Next Year

The Travis County Commissioners Court will debate the proposed budget and hear public comments up until a final Sept.

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Related Topix: Austin, TX

KXAN-TV Austin

A jury indicted Wade Atwood for Driving While Intoxicated.

The Travis County District Attorney's Office confirms the grand jury considered an intoxication manslaughter charge against 40-year-old Wade Atwood.

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Mon Jul 28, 2014

Burnt Orange Report

Greg Abbott Takes Thousands from Farmers Insurance PAC As State's Lawsuit Against Them Continues

Greg Abbott may have been representing Texas in a suit against Farmers Insurance for the past decade, but that hasn't stopped him from taking over $125,000 from Farmers Insurance PAC since 2005--including over $75,000 since 2013.

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Related Topix: Texas, Texas Government, Rick Perry, US Governors, US News, Liberal Political News

KXAN-TV Austin

Criminal complaint filed against attorney general candidate

Texans For Public Justice filed the complaint against Republican State Sen. Ken Paxton with the Travis County District Attorney's Office.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law

The Austin Chronicle

The Road to 10-1: Catching Up

The July 15 campaign finance deadline set off a flurry of 10-1 activity, much of which we covered in the Chronicle 's July 18 overview .

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Related Topix: Austin, TX, Williamson County, TX

Business Journal

Petitions reveal details about lawsuits against Yellow Cab, Lyft, Uber

Copies of the original petitions released by the Texas Civil Rights Project late Friday reveal details about the multiple lawsuits filed in various Travis County district courts against Yellow Cab of Austin and transportation network companies such as Lyft and Uber.

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Related Topix: Uber, iPhone and iPad App

Sun Jul 27, 2014

MyFoxPhilly

Travis County Inmates Become Beekeepers

Behind the barbed wire at the Travis County Correctional Complex there are ten bee hives.

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Related Topix: Apiculture, Science

Sat Jul 26, 2014

Customer Interaction Solutions

Board, new CEO give insight on money woes at Lone Star Circle of Care [Austin American-Statesman :: ]

Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) July 27-- Cash was so tight at the nonprofit Lone Star Circle of Care that when rosy earnings projections did not materialize this spring, the Georgetown-based clinic system for low-income patients risked going under.

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Related Topix: Williamson County, TX

Off the Kuff

Another lawsuit against Uber and Lyft

A coalition of Texas disability advocates sued ride-share companies Uber and Lyft on Thursday as part of dozens of lawsuits filed around the state ahead of the anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

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Related Topix: Texas

Horsetalk

Surge in vesicular stomatitis cases in horses in two US states

The tongue of a horse with vesicular stomatitis. Horses with the condition show blanched raised or broken vesicles around the upper surface of the tongue, surface of the lips and around nostrils, corners of the mouth and the gums.

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Related Topix: Texas, Agriculture, Science, Bastrop County, TX, Kinney County, TX, San Patricio County, TX

Fri Jul 25, 2014

KXAN-TV Austin

The helmet debate: safety vs freedom

In 1997, the legislature passed a bill that said only people under the age of 20 had to wear helmets, and that's still the case today.

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WWLP

Jail program trains inmates to become beekeepers

From one jumpsuit to another, a new Travis County program is training inmates to become beekeepers after their release from prison.

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Related Topix: Apiculture, Science

Austin American-Statesman

Why UT football players got a personal bond on sex assault charges

When two University of Texas football players emerged from Travis County's Central Booking facility Thursday after being charged with sexual assault, they had only paid a $20 fee for their release.

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Related Topix: Prison

MySanAntonio.com

Watchdog group files criminal complaint against Paxton

An Austin-based watchdog group filed a criminal complaint against Republican Attorney General candidate Ken Paxton with the Travis County District Attorney's office last week, accusing him of violating law by selling securities for a North Texas investment firm without ever registering with the state.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, Austin, TX, Texas

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