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African hunting dreams collide with Cecil the lion protests
By Jon Herskovitz AUSTIN, Texas, July 29 (Reuters) - Hunters longing to shoot big game in the African wild may choose a different target after public backlas.......
UT program aims to get degrees to more students with built-up credit
Colson Tankersley didn't know he had taken enough Spanish classes at Austin Community College to qualify for an associate degree until he had transferred to the University of Texas at Austin and nearly finished a bachelor's degree in advertising.
But a new program helped catch the missed opportunit....
African hunting dreams collide with Cecil the lion protests
AUSTIN, Texas Hunters longing to shoot big game in the African wild may choose a different target after public backlash against a Minnesota dentist who killed Zimbabwe's Cecil the lion just outside a national wildlife preserve. African hunts are booked months in advance and pricey affairs, often co....
Winning numbers drawn in 'All or Nothing Evening' game
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The winning numbers in Wednesday evening's drawing of the Texas Lottery's "All or Nothing Evening" game were:
(one, four, six, eight, ten, eleven, thirteen, fourteen, sixteen, twenty, twenty-three, twenty-four)....
Texas AG: Office has received more Planned Parenthood videos
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton said Wednesday that his office has received video taken in a Planned Parenthood clinic he says is consistent with other stealthily recorded footage that has Republicans again taking on the biggest abortion provider in the U.S.....
Austin shoplifting suspect allegedly hit employee with car
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - A Texas woman accused of shoplifting and hitting a store worker with her car then allegedly called 911 to complain about the customer service. Austin police traced the calls to 57-year-old Kristin Carlton. Travis County jail records show Carlton was being held without bond Wedne....
Bayou Music Center hosts Jazz Festival
Black Kite: Electronica trio. 7 p.m. at Nightingale Room, 308 Main; 832-968-3370.
Michael Flores: Bilingual, pop-rock singer and songwriter. 7 p.m. at the Monnalisa at Hotel Sorella at CityCentre, 800 Sorella Court; 713-973-1600.
Roxy Roca: Austin soul band. 9 p.m. at C....
Booming Austin, Texas Is Home to Another Keyrenter Property Management Franchise
The population growth in the Lone Star State is staggering, with an influx of 110-150 new residents each day calling Austin, Texas their home. With a low unemployment rate, and a booming economy, it's no wonder everyone loves Texas.....
Planned Parenthood skips 'political' Texas Senate hearing
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Planned Parenthood officials are not testifying before Texas lawmakers about covertly recorded videos that target the abortion provider, calling the emergency hearing "political gamesmanship." Conservatives on the Texas Health and Human Services Committee on Wednesday scolded Pl....
New On-Demand Valet Service App Luxe Launches In Austin
The most downloaded on-demand valet service app Luxe, today announces its official expansion into Austin, Texas. This city marks the company's seventh new market launch since its inception in October 2014. Additionally, Luxe is available in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Chicago, Seattle, Boston and N.....
Videos put Planned Parenthood back before Texas lawmakers
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Republican Attorney General Ken Paxton is testifying before Texas lawmakers about his investigation of videos in which Planned Parenthood officials discuss how to harvest tissue for research from aborted fetuses.
The state Senate Health and Human Services Committee hearing Wedn....
Last Wild Horse Dies On Bahamas Island
KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) -- The last of the wild horses on Great Abaco island in the Bahamas has died, prompting caretakers to collect tissue for possible cloning and hopefully bring back a viable population.
Milanne Rehor, project director for the Wild Horses of Abaco Preservation Society, said Tues....
Hormones influence unethical behavior
Hormones play a two-part role in encouraging and reinforcing cheating and other unethical behavior, according to research from Harvard University and The University of Texas at Austin.....
Winning numbers drawn in 'Pick 3 Night' game
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The winning numbers in Monday evening's drawing of the Texas Lottery's "Pick 3 Night" game were:
2-8-6, Sum It Up: 16
(two, eight, six; Sum It Up: sixteen)....
Bomba Estéreo Experiments With Explosive Dance Beats In 'Amanecer'
Bomba Estéreo built their sound by fusing together the folkloric and tropical sounds of their native Colombia with modern beats. But with their recently released fourth album, “Amanecer,” the group’s Cumbia-infused songs take the backseat as new high-powered....
Selective imitation shows children are flexible social learners, study finds
Psychologists at The University of Texas at Austin found that children flexibly choose when to imitate and when to innovate the behavior of others, demonstrating that children are precocious social learners.....
Researchers Discover Incredible Mayan Monument
UTHealth experts provide insight on causes of child obesity, tactics to end it
Encouraging more social interaction for children rather than just limiting TV time and enforcing strong nutritional policies in schools are two of the ways to decrease child obesity rates, according to researchers from the Michael & Susan Dell Center for Healthy Living at The University of Texas Hea....
Nazi exhibit bring back memories for ex-Longhorns swimmer
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Legendary swimmer Adolph Kiefer loves what's going on at the Stark Center on his old college campus. "The Nazi Olympics: Berlin 1936" is a free must-see exhibit at Texas' research center, which is on the fifth floor of the north end zone complex at Royal-Memorial Stadium. .......
The Greek Warrior
On July 4th, the night before a referendum asked the Greek people to decide how far their debt-ridden government should accommodate the demands of its main creditors—the "troika" of the European Union, the European Central Bank, and the International Monetary Fund—Yanis Varoufakis, the country's min....
10 CEOs who prove liberal arts degrees aren't worthless
Hearing a son or daughter say they’re majoring in the liberal arts has never made more parents’ hearts sink into their stomachs. STEM degrees appear atop nearly every ‘best majors’ list, President Barack Obama has made jabs at the usefulness of a humanities degree, and colleg....
AirBnB has a genius plan to steal more business from hotels
Rather than duking it out for market share as might be expected, Airbnb and traditional hotels are both enjoying banner years in the United States. Airbnb recently wrapped up $1.5 billion in new funding at a $25.2 billion valuation while hotels have reported all-time highs in occupancy, average dai....
U.S. court dismisses one of two indictments against former Texas governor
The 3rd Court of Appeals in Austin city of the southern U.S. state of Texas, the state's highest criminal court, dismissed on Friday one of the two felony indictments against former Texas Governor Rick Perry and a current Republican presidential candidate.....
Dispute in Texas, Cont'd.
The University of Texas at Austin may have accepted more unqualified students than the 73 students the Dallas Morning News reported were admitted over five years. Jon Cassidy of Watchdog.org estimates the number at 764, using the raw figures provided in the February investigative report by Kroll Int....
Music, state and venture capital: A tech guide to Austin
Texas and California — even by U.S standards — are states situated virtually worlds apart, both in distance and culture. It may come as a shock that even well-established companies like Websense and Toyota (along with Google's Americas Operation Center) have made the move to Texas. What could possib....
Texas appeals court tosses one count against former Governor Perry
A Texas state appeals court on Friday dismissed one of two felony counts in an abuse-of-power case against former Governor Rick Perry stemming from a 2013 veto by the now-presidential candidate. The Texas Third Court of Appeals in Austin threw out a count of coercion of a public official, saying it ....
Appeals court tosses 1 of 2 indictments against Rick Perry
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — One of two felony indictments against former Texas Gov. Rick Perry was tossed out Friday, giving the Republican presidential candidate a potentially huge legal victory in the face of flagging polling numbers for the 2016 race.....
Winning numbers drawn in 'Two Step' game
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The winning numbers in Thursday evening's drawing of the Texas Lottery's "Two Step" game were:
07-25-31-35, Bonus: 22
(seven, twenty-five, thirty-one, thirty-five; Bonus: twenty-two)
Estimated jackpot: $950,000....
NASA Awards Contract for Office Support Services
NASA has selected American Paragon Protective Services, LLC, of Austin, Texas to receive a contract to support the Protective Services Office Support Services at the agency's Ames Research Center in Moffett Field, California.....
Texas Denies Birth Certificates To U.S.-Born Children Of Undocumented Parents
Undocumented parents in Texas are having a tough time obtaining birth certificates for their U.S.-born children, the LA Times reports.
The Lone Star state has prohibited registrars from accepting matriculas, local consulate-issued identification cards, in lieu of a U.S. driver's license or visa a....
Letters from the rich and powerful may have gotten sub-par students into the University of Texas
Powerful alumni, donors, and state leaders wrote recommendation letters that may have secured admission into the University of Texas for sub-par students, the Houston Chronicle reports. On Tuesday, the Chronicle obtained redacted copies of hundreds of letters addressed to UT-Austin administrato....
NASA's Kepler Mission Discovers Earth's 'Cousin'
Austin officer not prosecuted in 2014 killing of gunman
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - An Austin police officer will not be prosecuted for killing a gunman who shot up some downtown buildings and tried to burn the Mexican Consulate. Travis County prosecutors announced Thursday that a grand jury declined to indict Sgt. Adam Johnson. Larry McQuilliams was fatally sh....
Winning numbers drawn in 'All or Nothing Day' game
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The winning numbers in Thursday afternoon's drawing of the Texas Lottery's "All or Nothing Day" game were:
(two, three, four, five, six, eight, nine, twelve, fourteen, eighteen, twenty-three, twenty-four)....
Assassin's Creed writer quits Ubisoft
One of the scriptwriters behind the Assassin’s Creed series has left Ubisoft to take up a new role at Texas-based studio Certain Affinity.
Corey May joins the team as narrative director as Certain Affinity shifts towards developing triple-A games and original IP. Prior to this, Cert....
Winning numbers drawn in 'Lotto' game
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The winning numbers in Wednesday evening's drawing of the Texas Lottery's "Lotto" game were:
(six, nine, seventeen, forty-five, forty-six, fifty-four)
Estimated jackpot: $16 million....
Jimmer Fredette, Jonathon Simmons joining Spurs
The Spurs regular-season roster continued to take shape after the team announced the signing of guard Jimmer Fredette and forward Jonathon Simmons.
Fredette, 6-2/195, spent last season playing for the New Orleans Pelicans. He appeared in 50 games, averaging 3.6 points and 1.4 assists in ....
Griffis Residential Enters Seattle Metro Market With Purchase of Brookside Village Apartments
DENVER, CO--(Marketwired - Jul 22, 2015) - Griffis Residential, a Denver-based multifamily investment and management firm, announced today that it has acquired Brookside Village Apartments located south of Seattle in Auburn, Washington. The 177-unit, Class-A multifamily community is the firm's f....
Knight News Challenge Gives $3.2M To 22 Ideas To Inform The Public And Increase Voting
If the voting process is easier, maybe more people will vote. If the public is more inspired about the electoral process, maybe more of us will participate. If more information about politicians is disclosed, maybe more of the public will be better informed. If the campaign speeches of candidates ar....
AP election polling project wins Knight Foundation grant
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Associated Press has won a $250,000 grant to conduct voter surveys designed to be cheaper and more accurate than traditional exit polls.
The AP is combining state exit polls and telephone polls to better survey Election Day voters and a growing number of people casting ea....
Effex Management Solutions Brings Over 400 New Manufacturing Jobs to Texas and Arizona
HOUSTON, TX--(Marketwired - Jul 22, 2015) - Effex Management Solutions, a large-volume contingent workforce staffing and management firm that specializes in solving the shortcomings of traditional staffing, proudly announces new offices in Chandler, AZ and Austin, TX. The grand openings of both l....
'American Crime' Adds Hope Davis to Season 2 Cast (Exclusive)
John Ridley’s “American Crime” has cast actress Hope Davis to appear in seven episodes of the Emmy-nominated show’s second season, ABC and Ridley told TheWrap on Wednesday.
Davis has received Emmy nominations for her roles as a workaholic attorney on the series “In Tre....
No "There" There in Texas?
Details have surfaced showing that a lot of Texas lawmakers and other prominent figures attempted to help students into the University of Texas at Austin. But whether they succeeded is another question.Following an open-records request, the Dallas Morning News examined the letters after what is know....
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:
(one, three, four, six, nine, ten, twelve, fourteen, fifteen, sixteen, twenty-one, twenty-two)....
State officials: Abbott's budget vetoes may be invalid
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Line-items vetoes made by Texas Gov. Greg Abbott are being questioned by state budget officials, who said Tuesday that the new Republican governor appeared to cut spending in ways that are beyond his constitutional power. The statements drew immediate rebuke from Abbott, who too....
Deaf woman slams society's double standards about pregnancy in sign language video
Deaf vlogger and single mother-of-two Michelle Lane, 29, from Austin, Texas, covers a variety of taboo topics in the 60-second clip, including abortion, adoption, and working mothers.....
News of the day from across the nation, July 22
The operators of a Texas jail where a black woman died after she was arrested in a traffic stop have acknowledged violating state rules on guard training and the monitoring of inmates.
The Waller County Jail, about 60 miles northwest of Houston, is under investigation in the death of Sandra Bland....
The University of Texas at Austin is the 30th best university in the world, says report
An annual ranking of the best institutions of higher learning in the world placed the University of Texas at Austin among the best. UT-Austin landed 30th on the list by the Center for World University Rankings.....
Immigrants sue Texas over denial of birth certificates for U.S.-born children
Texas has denied birth certificates to hundreds of children of undocumented immigrants in recent years, and a group of 16 undocumented mothers and fathers in Texas are suing the state according to a lawsuit filed in federal district court in Austin in May.....
Texas Man Allegedly Killed Boyfriend After Accusing Him Of Cheating
A 20-year-old Texas man stands accused of beating his live-in boyfriend to death after a violent altercation.
The suspect, Bryan Canchola, has been charged with first-degree murder in the death of 18-year-old Stephen Sylvester, The Austin American-Statesman re....
Hewlett-Packard in wind power deal with SunEdison in Texas
The agreement, which is enough to fully power HP’s Texas-based data center operations, will allow the company to meet reductions of greenhouse-gas emissions by the end of HP’s 2015 fiscal year – five years ahead of schedule. HP currently operates Texas-based data centers in Houston....