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By admin On Monday, September 25th, 2017
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The Latest: ‘Sanctuary cities’ ruling focuses on detainers

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - The Latest on a federal appeals court allowing more of a Texas ban on "sanctuary cities" backed by the Trump administration take effect: (all times local): 2 p.m. The key part of a federal appeals More...

By admin On Monday, September 25th, 2017
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Mexican American Cultural Center in Austin now 10 years old

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - When the Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center opened its doors a decade ago, it realized a longtime community dream that some thought would never happen. The Austin American-Statesman More...

By admin On Thursday, September 21st, 2017
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Prosecutors say Texas lawmaker spent $51K on online psychic

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Travis County prosecutors say in a court filing that state Rep. Dawnna Dukes spent more than $51,000 on an online psychic, appeared for work at the Capitol impaired and hid a cellphone from More...

By admin On Wednesday, September 20th, 2017
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Trump nominee said transgender children show ‘Satan’s plan’

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - President Donald Trump's nominee for a federal judgeship in Texas - and the No. 2 in the state attorney general's office - previously described transgender children as evidence of "Satan's plan" More...

By admin On Sunday, September 17th, 2017
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Problem-solvers concentrate on Austin waste, recycling

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Austin Resource Recovery had a problem. The Austin American-Statesman reports the city department responsible for collecting waste and recycling had set a goal of reaching "zero waste," which More...

By admin On Friday, September 8th, 2017
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7th-grader in Austin arrested for gun in backpack

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Authorities say a seventh-grader has been arrested at his school in northwest Austin after a loaded 9 mm pistol was found in his backpack. Williamson County Sheriff Robert Chody says no one More...

By admin On Friday, September 8th, 2017
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58 Texas Superfund sites OK after Harvey; 2 need more review

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Texas Gov. Greg Abbott says state and federal environmental protection officials have found no major problems at all but two of 60 Superfund sites hit by Hurricane Harvey. The governor says More...

By admin On Tuesday, September 5th, 2017
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Texas seeks swift reversal of blocked ‘sanctuary cities’ law

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Republican Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton is asking a federal appeals court for an emergency order blocking a lower ruling that kept Texas' new anti-"sanctuary cities" law from taking effect. More...

By admin On Thursday, August 31st, 2017
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Supreme Court temporarily blocks new Texas statehouse maps

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - The U.S. Supreme Court has ordered Texas to hold off on partially redrawing statehouse maps before next year's elections. A stay issued Thursday by Justice Samuel Alito is the second time the More...

By admin On Thursday, August 31st, 2017
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Texas ban on ‘sanctuary cities’ temporarily blocked by judge

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - A federal judge has temporarily blocked most of Texas' tough new "sanctuary cities" law that would have let police officers ask people during routine stops whether they're in the U.S. legally More...