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AUSTIN, Texas | FCC shuts down Alex Jones’ pirate flagship radio station

AUSTIN, Texas — The Federal Communications Commission has shut down a pirate radio station that served as the flagship outlet for conspiracy theorist Alex Jones. The Austin American-Statesman reports the FCC also has fined the station’s operators $15,000 — a fine the FCC says in a lawsuit the operators are refusing to pay. The lawsuit … Continue reading AUSTIN, Texas | FCC shuts down Alex Jones’ pirate flagship radio station

AUSTIN, Texas | Austin makes move for new stadium to land MLS’ Crew

AUSTIN, Texas— Columbus Crew owner Anthony Precourt got a major boost to his effort to move the Major League Soccer club to Texas when the Austin City Council voted Wednesday to move ahead with a plan for a new, privately funded stadium on city land. Precourt has been courting Austin for a potential move since … Continue reading AUSTIN, Texas | Austin makes move for new stadium to land MLS’ Crew

Texas News: Governor Abbott Announces 2018 Outstanding Women In Texas Government Award Recipients

AUSTIN, TX – The State Agency Council to the Governor’s Commission for Women is proud to announce the 2018 Outstanding Women in Texas Government Award recipients.  This biennial award honors women in state service who are helping to shape the future of Texas by contributing their notable talents and skills.  Candidates were nominated by their … Continue reading Texas News: Governor Abbott Announces 2018 Outstanding Women In Texas Government Award Recipients

AUSTIN, Texas | AP FACT CHECK: O’Rourke gets money through PAC, not from it

AUSTIN, Texas  — Republican Sen. Ted Cruz has accused Texas Democratic Senate candidate Beto O’Rourke of taking money from a political action committee, in violation of O’Rourke’s pledge not to take such donations. O’Rourke has consistently outraised Cruz, including announcing a quarterly $10.4 million fundraising haul last month, despite the attention-grabbing vow to ban PAC … Continue reading AUSTIN, Texas | AP FACT CHECK: O’Rourke gets money through PAC, not from it

AUSTIN, Texas  | Texas Republicans squelch ‘red flag’ gun law prospects

AUSTIN, Texas  — Texas schools have been adding metal detectors and armed personnel in an effort to improve campus security in response to the deadly May attack at a Houston-area high school that left eight students and two teachers dead Among the steps that Texas apparently won’t be taking anytime soon is tightening restrictions on … Continue reading AUSTIN, Texas  | Texas Republicans squelch ‘red flag’ gun law prospects

AUSTIN, Texas | NFL Players Association PAC backs ex-players in House races

AUSTIN, Texas — The NFL Players Association’s political action committee has begun dolling out donations for the midterm elections — including offering $5,000 each to two ex-players running for Congress from both parties. The group known as NFLPA One Team PAC gave $5,000 to former Cowboys linebacker Colin Allred, a Democrat facing Republican U.S. Rep. … Continue reading AUSTIN, Texas | NFL Players Association PAC backs ex-players in House races

HOUSTON | Immigrant families remain apart with no end in sight

HOUSTON  — As the U.S. government said it had reunited every immigrant family it could, Josefina Ortiz Corrales remained in an immigration detention center and her adopted son in the care of her elder daughter. Paulina Gutierrez was in her hometown in Guatemala, earning less than $2 a day preparing strings for candle wicks while … Continue reading HOUSTON | Immigrant families remain apart with no end in sight

AUSTIN, Texas | National GOP reluctant to weigh in on Trump’s Russia swirl

AUSTIN, Texas — There was no sign of shock or outrage in the hotel hallways and conference rooms where Republican officials gathered to discuss party business even as politicians on both sides and foreign policy experts fretted about President Donald Trump’s cozy relationship with Russian President Vladimir Putin. The men and women from all 50 … Continue reading AUSTIN, Texas | National GOP reluctant to weigh in on Trump’s Russia swirl