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This British tech company takes its entire workforce on holiday to Ibiza every year

MVF, a rapidly expanding British digital marketing and tech company, is one of the best companies to work for in Britain, mainly because the perks are insanely awesome. The group even made it into the Sunday Times' top 10 list of best companies to work for in the UK this year. You might think a

SWAT Team Dresses As Superheroes And Drops In At A Children's Hospital

SWAT Team dressed as superheroes save the day for children at Dell Children?s Medical Center in Austin, Texas.

Brooklyn Decker Covers Up Baby Bump After Announcing She & Andy Roddick Are Expecting!

Brooklyn Decker opts for vertical stripes while attending the 2015 iHeartRadio Country Festival held at The Frank Erwin Center on Saturday (May 2) in Austin, Texas. The 28-year-old pregnant actress was joined by her husband, tennis pro Andy Roddick. That same day, Brooklyn announced that she was pre

'Superheroes' Banish The Joker Especially for Kids

Police put on a special superhero themed show for young patients at an Austin, Texas hospital. KXAN's Natalie Hee reports.

Texas Declares May 1 'Mexican-American Studies Day'

The Texas Legislature passed a resolution Friday morning declaring May 1, 2015, Mexican-American Studies Day. The move marks a symbolic victory for educators and activists who have pushed to expand ethnic studies classes in the state despite a lack of interest from the Republican-dominated State Boa

Baylor Track & Field Splits For Final Regular Season Meets

WACO, Texas –To close out its 2015 regular season, Baylor's track and field teams will have athletes taking part in both the Longhorn Invitational and the Payton Jordan Invitational Saturday.The majority of BU's team, 47 athletes in all, will compete in Austin for the second time in the outdoor seas Saved In UDRP For The 2nd Time

HomeAway, Inc. of Austin, Texas lost its bid to grab the generic domain name in a UDRP. The domain name was saved in a UDRP back in 2002. The domain holder Timothy Hall of the United Kingdom was represented by UDRP POLICE DBS, United Kingdom and was the domain h

Engineers introduce rehab robot HARMONY

Researchers in the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin have developed a first-of-its kind, two-armed, robotic rehabilitation exoskeleton that could provide a new method of high-quality, data-driven therapy to patients suffering from spinal and neurological injuries.

Transplants Take Over Texas Capital

In Austin Texas, techies and foodies from the East and West Coasts are eager to take advantage of new job opportunities in one of the fastest growing metro areas in the United States. Photo: Amy Mikler for the Wall Street Journal Copyright 2015, Dow Jones & Company, Inc.

The Best Advice From 8 Successful Business Owners For Fostering Productivity

To say that starting your own business is a daunting task is a laughable understatement. There are a million details to consider, as well as considerable risks. And when you think about the possibility of failure, launching a new venture can be almost paralyzing. Luckily, you are not alone. Learn

Majority Of Americans Have No Idea What The Keystone XL Pipeline Is

The majority of Americans have no idea what the Keystone XL pipeline is, but among those who do, support for its construction is firmly split along partisan lines, according to a new poll released Wednesday. The University of Texas at Austin's Energy Poll surveyed more than 2,000 adults, and fou

The 10 Best Cities To Relocate To In The U.S.

Relocation is recommended for many reasons. You'll get to know yourself better, meet new people and explore exciting places. It also presents the perfect chance to declutter and simplify your life. Now, thanks to Lincoln Property Company, looking for a change of scenery just got a little easier.

Teens With Autism Stretch, Grow And Laugh In Improv Classes At Second City

Some of America's funniest people have honed their craft at The Second City in Chicago. But it's not just professionals who can bloom with a little improv comedy. For the past two years, the iconic Chicago-based comedy theater/school has offered an improv comedy program aimed at teens with autism

House school letter grade system differs from Senate version

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - A proposal to issue A through F grades to rate public schools' academic performance is headed to the House floor, but features different criteria than a similar, Senate-approved plan. The House Public Education Committee late Tuesday endorsed distributing letter grades based on

Texas governor tells State Guard to monitor Army training

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas Republican Gov. Greg Abbott on Tuesday asked the State Guard to monitor a U.S. military training exercise dubbed "Jade Helm 15" amid Internet-fueled suspicions that the war simulation is really a hostile military takeover. The request comes a day after more than 200 peopl

'16 And President: A Day On The Trail With Rick Perry

At its worst, the presidential campaign trail is a dispiriting place for any reporter. The hours are long, access to the candidates can be limited, and stressed-out staffers occasionally yell things at you like, "Kiss my ass. This is a holy site for the Polish people!" The most stirring stump

SFIFF sidebar Dark Wave a preview of Mission art-house theater

SFIFF sidebar Dark Wave a preview of Mission art-house theater If anyone wants a sneak preview of the kind of eclectic programming that will be a feature of the new Alamo Drafthouse at the New Mission art-house theater in the Mission District, you have your chance this weekend with a specially p

Palisades FCU Is Jwaala's 100th Credit Union Client

AUSTIN, Texas — Jwaala, a provider of mobile and online banking solutions to U.S. financial institutions, Tuesday said it has signed its 100th client in the credit union space — Palisades Federal Credit Union, Pearl River, N.Y.

'Empire' Panel Added to 2015 ATX Television Festival

The ATX Television Festival is adding several events including “Empire” and FX comedy screenings to its already long list of panels hitting Austin, Texas on June 4. The “Empire” panel will feature exec producers Danny Strong and Ilene Chaiken, along with co-exec producer Wend

Nurse Killed In Fall From Helicopter

An experienced flight nurse fell from a medical helicopter during a rescue mission in Austin,Texas, Monday night and was killed, officials have reported. The Star Flight EC-145 was operating at about 9:45 p.m. and the crew was working to hoist aboard a woman who had fallen from a cliff in a hiking a

Texas Senate OKs barring government from subpoenaing sermons

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Texas Senate has voted to prohibit government entities from compelling pastors and other religious leaders to divulge the contents of their sermons, or to testify in civil court about what they say from the pulpit. The bill follows an October case when the city of Houston

Nurse Falls To Her Death From Medical Helicopter in Texas

Casey Ping, Travis Co. STARFlight director, explained victim, Kristin McLain, was part of team conducting a rescue in the Austin area.

Texas nurse dies after falling from hoist on medical helicopter

A nurse has died after falling from a hoist on a medical helicopter while rescuing a woman from a hiking trail in Austin, Texas.

Winning numbers drawn in 'Two Step' game

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The winning numbers in Monday evening's drawing of the Texas Lottery's "Two Step" game were: 04-16-28-29, Bonus: 12 (four, sixteen, twenty-eight, twenty-nine; Bonus: twelve) Estimated jackpot: $450,000

Newspapers call for pro-wind power policies across the U.S.

In response to news from the American Wind Energy Association that the wind industry rebounded in 2014, adding nearly 23,000 jobs, several newspapers in states that are reaping the benefits of this homegrown energy source called for pro-wind policies. In Texas, both the Austin-American Statesman and

Winners in annual Texas AP Broadcasters contests

AUSTIN: Commentary-Editorial TELEVISION WINNERS Commentary-Editorial KEYE, Austin. Bob Ballou. Until You're Ballou in the Face (One winner, combined judging of Divisions 1, 2, 3 & 4) DIVISION 1 Newscast 1. WFAA, Dallas-Fort Worth. Eric Valadez. Aired 10 p.m. on March 25, 2014 2. KHOU, Houston. Phili

Winning numbers drawn in 'All or Nothing Night' game

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The winning numbers in Saturday evening's drawing of the Texas Lottery's "All or Nothing Night" game were: 03-09-10-12-14-15-16-18-19-21-23-24 (three, nine, ten, twelve, fourteen, fifteen, sixteen, eighteen, nineteen, twenty-one, twenty-three, twenty-four)

Texan convicted in death of estranged wife, body never found

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - A Central Texas man has been convicted of murder in the death of his estranged wife who's been missing since 2010. A Travis County jury sentenced George De La Cruz to life in prison Thursday in the death of 21-year-old Julie Ann Gonzalez, whose body has ...

Austin's new campaign to end traffic gridlock could work elsewhere in Texas

Fed up with pushy drivers clogging downtown traffic, Austin city leaders are clamping down with an idea that might work in other Texas cities.

BERNINA of America Presents a BERNINA 560 to an Emerging Fashion Designer at Austin Fashion Week

AURORA, IL--(Marketwired - Apr 22, 2015) - BERNINA of America, the premier manufacturer of sewing, embroidery and quilting machines, presented Austin's Most Talented Designer, Chelsey Nordyke of Spire the Label, with a BERNINA 560 (B 560) during Austin Fashion Week in Austin, Texas last week. BE

Texas Senate panel OKs benefit cuts for veterans' children

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas veterans and their children would see their higher education benefits sliced significantly under a plan heading to the Senate floor. Tuition exemption costs for Texas veterans and their children under the so-called Hazlewood Exemption have skyrocketed since 2010, reaching

Winning numbers drawn in 'Daily 4 Night' game

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The winning numbers in Tuesday evening's drawing of the Texas Lottery's "Daily 4 Night" game were: 6-1-7-0, Sum It Up: 14 (six, one, seven, zero; Sum It Up: fourteen)

Winning numbers drawn in 'All or Nothing Night' game

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The winning numbers in Tuesday evening's drawing of the Texas Lottery's "All or Nothing Night" game were: 02-04-05-06-07-08-10-13-14-15-18-21 (two, four, five, six, seven, eight, ten, thirteen, fourteen, fifteen, eighteen, twenty-one)

Highlights from around the Capitol

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Socialist and keeping kids in a 'Godless environment' is how advisers to Republican Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick described a major bipartisan pre-K initiative in a letter sent to lawmakers Tuesday. The letter was a rebuke from the far right over a preschool push being led ...

Texas' Charlie Strong says he has better hold on team in 2nd season

Erik HorneThe biggest difference for Charlie Strong this offseason from his first in Austin?Read more on

Winning numbers drawn in 'Two Step' game

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The winning numbers in Monday evening's drawing of the Texas Lottery's "Two Step" game were: 03-07-08-32, Bonus: 28 (three, seven, eight, thirty-two; Bonus: twenty-eight) Estimated jackpot: $225,000