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2 hrs ago | Free Republic

Inquiry checks Davis' work for toll group

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis' legal work for a taxpayer-funded tollway agency is part of a larger FBI-led investigation into the tollway group, according to a published report Friday.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law

6 hrs ago | El Paso Times

Indigent defense system debated: Other Texas counties take judges out of process

The debate over how to improve and manage the indigent defense legal system is not unique to El Paso County.

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Related Topix: El Paso County, TX, Texas, Lubbock, TX, Austin, TX, Lubbock County, TX

Sat Apr 19, 2014

Free Republic

A Bit More on the Speech Police

When I wrote about Adam Weinstein of Gawker and his proposal to literally imprison people for their political views, most of the pushback from the left and from David Frum, America's Hall Monitor , consisted of hand-waving, e.g. 'You can't generalize from the position of one crank with a blog, etc.'

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, US Politics, Tom DeLay, US News, US Senate, Republican, US House of Representatives, Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison

KXAN-TV Austin

Person at McCallum High School tested positive for TB

A person at McCallum High School who was believed to have tuberculosis has officially tested positive for TB, according to the Austin/Travis County Health and Human Services Department .

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Texas Tribune

The Playlist: Fight Night

In honor of a heated televised debate between state Sen. Dan Patrick , R-Houston, and San Antonio Mayor Julin Castro on immigration policy, we kick off this week's news-inspired playlist with "Fight Night" by Migos.

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform

KVUE.com

Motorcyclist killed in North Austin crash

Officials say it happened around 9:50 a.m. in the 7800 block of southbound Research Boulevard.

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Related Topix: Austin, TX

The Miami Herald

More charges added in South By Southwest crash

A driver already charged with capital murder now is facing additional charges weeks after he plowed into a late-night crowd during the South By Southwest festival in Austin.

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Business Journal

Uptick in labor law cases continues to ripple through Houston law community

Merritt Chastain, a former Texas Supreme Court law clerk, has joined Ogletree and Deakins, Houston's largest labor and employment law practice.

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Related Topix: South Texas College of Law, Texas College

Fri Apr 18, 2014

MyHighPlains.com

Anti-Corruption Unit Chief: No Davis Docs Passed to FBI

The agency charged with prosecuting state public corruption cases wrapped up an investigation into state Sen. Wendy Davis last year without finding any issues worth pursuing, its director said, and did not uncover anything it believed it should refer to the FBI.

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Related Topix: US News, US Federal Bureau of Investigation, Criminal Defense Law, Law

Examiner.com

Travis County hosts Earth Day celebration

Earth Day is a national celebration that takes place every year on April 22nd. Earth Day marks the founding of the modern environmental era.

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Related Topix: Life, Holidays, Earth Day, Environment, Science, Prison, Environmental Law, Law, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

KWTX

New Charges Filed Against Local Man In Deadly SXSW Crash

Rashad Owens, 21, of Killeen, who's already charged with capital murder in connection with a deadly crash during Austin's South by Southwest Festival, has been named in four new complaints.

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Related Topix: SXSW, Inc, Austin, TX

Click2Houston

Report: FBI probe includes legal work by Wendy Davis

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis' legal work for a taxpayer-funded tollway agency is part of a larger FBI-led investigation into the agency.

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KXAN-TV Austin

SXSW crash suspect faces 4 new charges, 26 in total

The suspect in the downtown Austin crash at South by Southwest that killed four people faces four new charges, according to the Travis County Jail.

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Related Topix: SXSW, Inc, Austin, TX

Thu Apr 17, 2014

Chron

Senator calls for probe into sex offender plan

Reacting to a Houston Chronicle report detailing how a state agency had secret plans to build a center for violent sex offenders in Liberty County, lawmakers on Thursday asked three agencies to investigate for possible violations of state law in the deal.

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Related Topix: Liberty County, TX

News Max

Perry's Presidential Bid Hampered by Tangle Over Texas Corruption Unit

Texas Gov. Rick Perry's hopes to capture the 2016 Republican presidential nomination are being overshadowed by a political and legal controversy involving a local district attorney, The New York Times reported.

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Related Topix: Texas Government, Texas, Rick Perry, US Governors, Criminal Defense Law, Law

KGNS-TV Laredo

Transparency committee proceeds cautiously as emotions rise

On Wednesday morning, state Rep. David Simpson found two fliers slipped under the door of his Capitol office calling for the resignation of embattled University Texas System Regent Wallace Hall.

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Related Topix: University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX, Criminal Defense Law, Law

Mass Transit

TX: Project Connect Reveals Plans for North Corridora s Transit Future

The Project Connect: North Corridor study team has unveiled plans for the future of transit in the rapidly growing north corridor.

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Related Topix: Williamson County, TX, Round Rock, TX, Cedar Park, TX, Manor, TX

Austin American-Statesman

Police identify man found dead on West Parmer Lane

Case: 14-1040879 Date: Monday April 14, 2014 Time: 1:18 p.m. Location: 2500 block of W. Parmer Lane Deceased: Bart A. Hollis White, male Narrative: On Monday, April 14, 2014 at approximately 1:18 p.m., the Austin Police Department was dispatched to a person down call in the 2500 block of West Parmer Lane.

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Wed Apr 16, 2014

The Austin Chronicle

Post-Flood Report: Mixed 'After Action' Reviews

On Friday, April 11, City Manager Marc Ott released the Austin and Travis County "After Action Report" on the Oct. 31, 2013, Halloween flood .

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Related Topix: Austin, TX, Onion Creek, TX

KVUE.com

Council to vote on housing discrimination resolution

People qualify for Housing Choice Vouchers, commonly referred to as Section 8 vouchers, and based on their income.

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Related Topix: Austin, TX

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