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The Latest: Warren defends call for breaking up tech giants

AUSTIN, Texas (AP)  — The Latest on the Democratic contenders for president (all times local): 4:15 p.m. Sen. Elizabeth Warren has defended her new call to break up big U.S. technology companies at a major tech conference in Texas. The Democratic presidential candidate appeared Saturday at Austin’s South by Southwest Festival a day after making her … Continue reading The Latest: Warren defends call for breaking up tech giants

‘Blood everywhere’: Package bomb 911 calls are released

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Recordings of several 911 calls made after a series of deadly package bombings in Austin last year show the chaos and panic that gripped the city. In one 911 call after the first bomb detonated March 2, 2018, relatives, neighbors and first responders struggled to discern what happened after a packaged exploded … Continue reading ‘Blood everywhere’: Package bomb 911 calls are released

Texas News: Texas Governor Greg Abbott Statement On Passing Of Richard Overton, America’s oldest World War II Veteran

AUSTIN, TX – Texas Governor Greg Abbott issued the following statement on the passing of Richard Overton, America’s oldest World War II veteran: “Richard Overton is an American icon and a Texas legend,” said Governor Abbott.  “With his quick wit and kind spirit he touched the lives of so many, and I am deeply honored … Continue reading Texas News: Texas Governor Greg Abbott Statement On Passing Of Richard Overton, America’s oldest World War II Veteran

AUSTIN, Texas | O’Rourke, other Dems don’t want tent city’s contract renewed

AUSTIN, Texas  — Rep. Beto O’Rourke and four other Democratic members of Congress have toured a remote tent city in West Texas where they say 2,700 immigrant teens are being held at a cost of roughly $1 million per day. The lawmakers urged the nonprofit running the facility not to renew a federal contract that … Continue reading AUSTIN, Texas | O’Rourke, other Dems don’t want tent city’s contract renewed

AUSTIN, Texas | Democrat O’Rourke won’t rule out 2020 presidential run

AUSTIN, Texas  — Beto O’Rourke isn’t ruling out a potential 2020 presidential run. Asked about one at a Monday town hall in his native El Paso, the three-term Democratic congressman described vacationing last week with his family, something he said he wasn’t able to do for the past 18-plus months while challenging Texas Republican Sen. … Continue reading AUSTIN, Texas | Democrat O’Rourke won’t rule out 2020 presidential run

AUSTIN, Texas | Mass shooting anniversary overshadowed in Texas Senate race

AUSTIN, Texas — The one-year anniversary of a Texas church shooting that was the deadliest in U.S. history falls on the eve of next week’s midterm deciding the state’s hotly contested race between Republican Sen. Ted Cruz and Democratic challenger Beto O’Rourke. Yet the candidates seldom reference the tragedy on the campaign trail. A gunman … Continue reading AUSTIN, Texas | Mass shooting anniversary overshadowed in Texas Senate race

Top 10 Real Estate Agents with Most Recent Sales in Austin, Texas Area

Featuring the Top 10 Real Estate Agents with Most Recent Sales in Austin, Texas Area Austin, TX – Austin is the state capital of Texas, an inland city bordering the Hill County region.  Home to the University of Texas flagship campus, Austin is known for its eclectic live-music scene centered around country, blues and rock.  Its … Continue reading Top 10 Real Estate Agents with Most Recent Sales in Austin, Texas Area

AUSTIN, Texas | O’Rourke: Trump stoking nation’s worst pre-election impulses

AUSTIN, Texas — Democratic Texas Senate candidate Beto O’Rourke suggested Tuesday night that President Donald Trump floated the idea of using an executive order to end birthright U.S. citizenship to sway next week’s midterm elections, saying the White House wants to play on the country’s “worst impulses.” A three-term congressman from El Paso, O’Rourke is … Continue reading AUSTIN, Texas | O’Rourke: Trump stoking nation’s worst pre-election impulses

Renowned Urban Planning and Sustainable Economic Development Experts to Address Themes of Innovation and the Future of Housing

  WASHINGTON/ OCTOBER 23, 2018 (STL.News) An urban revitalization specialist, a venture capitalist and an innovation expert are three of the latest additions to the lineup of Hanley Wood’s third annual HIVE Conference. Steven Johnson, Clara Brenner and Majora Carter will serve as the keynote speakers at the conference, which will take place in Austin, … Continue reading Renowned Urban Planning and Sustainable Economic Development Experts to Address Themes of Innovation and the Future of Housing

Real Savvy Announces $2.5 Million Revenue Financing from TIMIA Capital

  AUSTIN, TEXAS/ OCTOBER 22, 2018 (STL.News) Real Savvy, Inc (“RealSavvy”) announced today that TIMIA Capital Corporation (“TIMIA” or the “Company”) has put in place a US$2.5 million revenue financing for the Austin, Texas-based software company. Known for its leading productivity and digital marketing platform for real estate professionals, RealSavvy offers an all-in-one solution including … Continue reading Real Savvy Announces $2.5 Million Revenue Financing from TIMIA Capital

AUSTIN, Texas | Raikkonen wins US Grand Prix as Hamilton F1 title bid denied

AUSTIN, Texas— Kimi Raikkonen‘s second stint with Ferrari has been long on frustration and short on victories. That finally changed Sunday at the U.S. Grand Prix where the Finnish driver earned his first win in five years, while a good enough day from Ferrari and a late block from Red Bull’s Max Verstappen denied Mercedes’ … Continue reading AUSTIN, Texas | Raikkonen wins US Grand Prix as Hamilton F1 title bid denied

AUSTIN, Texas | NOT REAL NEWS: Beto O’Rourke not ‘slapped’ with FEC charges

AUSTIN, Texas — Democratic Congressman Beto O’Rourke of Texas, who is running against Republican Sen. Ted Cruz for a Senate seat, has not been charged with federal campaign finance violations as suggested in claims circulating online. The claims stem from a letter the Federal Election Commission sent the O’Rourke campaign, dated Sept. 30 , that … Continue reading AUSTIN, Texas | NOT REAL NEWS: Beto O’Rourke not ‘slapped’ with FEC charges

AUSTIN, Texas | Filmmaker Richard Linklater directs anti-Ted Cruz web ad

AUSTIN, Texas— Filmmaker Richard Linklater is the latest celebrity wading into the tight U.S. Senate race in Texas with a social media ad attacking Republican Sen. Ted Cruz. The “Boyhood” and “Dazed and Confused” director made a 30-second spot for a political action committee backed by Cruz opponents. It doesn’t mention Democratic Congressman Beto O’Rourke, … Continue reading AUSTIN, Texas | Filmmaker Richard Linklater directs anti-Ted Cruz web ad

AUSTIN, Texas | AP FACT CHECK: O’Rourke ‘Jim Crow’ remark goes beyond police

AUSTIN, Texas  — Republican Sen. Ted Cruz accused Democratic Rep. Beto O’Rourke of making offensive comments about police officers during their first debate of the Texas Senate race. The attack came amid heightened attention in Texas on fatal shootings involving police officers. Last month, a white Dallas police officer shot and killed her unarmed black … Continue reading AUSTIN, Texas | AP FACT CHECK: O’Rourke ‘Jim Crow’ remark goes beyond police

Texas News: Pax­ton: Austin ISD Must Respect Religious Liberty Protections Afforded Churches Under the Constitution, Texas Law

AUSTIN, TX – In a letter today to the superintendent of the Austin Independent School District, Attorney General Ken Paxton’s office cautioned the school district against changing its facilities use policy to ban churches with traditional Christian beliefs from renting its facilities after school and on weekends. Current Austin ISD policy expressly permits churches to … Continue reading Texas News: Pax­ton: Austin ISD Must Respect Religious Liberty Protections Afforded Churches Under the Constitution, Texas Law

AUSTIN, Texas | Times’ publisher defends op-ed in meeting of US news leaders

AUSTIN, Texas — The publisher of The New York Times said Tuesday that the newspaper’s decision to run an anonymous opinion piece criticizing President Donald Trump’s leadership “added to the public understanding of this administration and the actions and beliefs of the people within it.” Publisher A.G. Sulzberger defended running the op-ed to a gathering … Continue reading AUSTIN, Texas | Times’ publisher defends op-ed in meeting of US news leaders

AUSTIN, Texas | O’Rourke bets national attention lifts him in Texas race

AUSTIN, Texas— If elections were decided by viral videos and fawning media profiles, Democrat Beto O’Rourke would win Texas’ Senate race in a landslide. Video of the candidate defending NFL players’ right to protest during the national anthem had been viewed by millions even before NBA star LeBron James called it a “must-watch.” Another of … Continue reading AUSTIN, Texas | O’Rourke bets national attention lifts him in Texas race

AUSTIN, Texas | Trump plans to help one-time rival Cruz in Texas campaign

AUSTIN, Texas — President Donald Trump says he’ll ride to the rescue of one-time bitter rival Sen. Ted Cruz this fall, the strongest indication yet that the Texas conservative firebrand is getting nervous about his challenger, a liberal darling with a growing national profile. Trump tweeted Friday that he will headline “a major rally” for … Continue reading AUSTIN, Texas | Trump plans to help one-time rival Cruz in Texas campaign

Texas News: Governor Greg Abbott Attends Ribbon Cutting Ceremony For New Cognizant Regional Technology, Service Delivery Center

AUSTIN, TX – Texas Governor Greg Abbott today attended the grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony for Cognizant’s new regional technology and service delivery center in Irving, Texas.  Announced in November 2017, this new 50,000 square foot facility will create over 1,000 new jobs and $8 million in capital investment.  Cognizant currently employs approximately 4,100 … Continue reading Texas News: Governor Greg Abbott Attends Ribbon Cutting Ceremony For New Cognizant Regional Technology, Service Delivery Center

AUSTIN, Texas | Texan says he’s selling 3D-printed gun plans, despite ruling

AUSTIN, Texas — The owner of a Texas company that makes untraceable 3D-printed guns said Tuesday that he has begun selling the blueprints through his website to anyone who wants to make one, despite a federal court order barring him from posting the plans online. Cody Wilson said at a news conference that he’ll make … Continue reading AUSTIN, Texas | Texan says he’s selling 3D-printed gun plans, despite ruling

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

AUSTIN, Texas | Republicans pick Charlotte to host 2020 convention

AUSTIN, Texas— Move over, Las Vegas. The Republican Party will host its 2020 presidential nominating convention in Charlotte, North Carolina. The Republican National Committee finalized its convention site on Friday, picking an East Coast swing state over Las Vegas, the only other finalist. The vote came as hundreds of Republican activists gathered in Texas for … Continue reading AUSTIN, Texas | Republicans pick Charlotte to host 2020 convention