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Sparks Strikes Again in Abortion Case
Just when you thought federal District Judge Sam Sparks might have some time to work on his first opinion related to the state's new ultrasound-before-abortion bill, he's had to stop and take time out, once again, to fend off the attempts of political grandstanders wanting to intervene and tell him what's what. He ain't havin' it.

5:32PM Tue. Aug. 23, 2011, Jordan Smith Read More | Comment »

ERCOT Energy Emergency Again
As the weather continues to crack 100 degrees, the state's power system continues to suffer, and the Electric Reliability Council of Texas are once again asking Texans to reduce electricity usage until 7pm.

4:30PM Tue. Aug. 23, 2011, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

Women's Health Program Saves Money
A report by the Health and Human Services Commission released this week reveals that the Women's Health Program saved the state $20 million in state expenditures in 2009, and reduced unplanned, Medicaid-paid births by 6,721.

4:25PM Tue. Aug. 23, 2011, Jordan Smith Read More | Comment »

TDH: 8/23/11
City Council's agenda for Thursday is a densely-packed thing, including hearings on the city budget, discussion of the City Manager's performance, unique zoning cases and more. But it's the returning $750,000 settlement with the family of Nathaniel Sanders II that will likely spark the most discussion.

12:22PM Tue. Aug. 23, 2011, Wells Dunbar Read More | Comment »

Haunted by Coultergeist
First Salon, then Huffington Post, then the Washington Post all weighed in on the famous Rick Perry/"Hotties" ad that ran in our pages (if you missed all the hubbub, see page 14 of the ereader edition) Now it seems that Ann Coulter has decided to explore the merits of digging for Perry dirt.

6:00AM Tue. Aug. 23, 2011, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

TDH: 8/22/11
No sooner than last week’s City Council meeting ended, another one’s on tap Thursday. While controversy courts this week’s agenda, like the returned settlement motion in the Nathaniel Sanders II shooting, let's ease our way back in with a collection of creative class items, including the 20th anniversary of a certain designation you may have heard of.

12:31PM Mon. Aug. 22, 2011, Wells Dunbar Read More | Comment »

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Wentworth to Run for Re-Election
Veteran State Sen. Jeff Wentworth, R-San Antonio – whose district includes parts of south Austin – announced this morning that he will run for re-election in 2012.

11:03AM Mon. Aug. 22, 2011, Lee Nichols Read More | Comment »

The Totally Awesome AusChron Newscast Drops Science
You can’t head into the weekend without the Totescast, and in this edition Jordan Smith sounds off on the difficulty science has gaining traction in Texas courtrooms, while Wells Dunbar watches council circle the block with their latest action on Downtown parking.

4:50PM Fri. Aug. 19, 2011, Jordan Smith and Wells Dunbar Read More | Comment »

TDH: 8/19/11
Following dueling resolutions, a brief history of the parking meter, and a quick-skim of Robert’s Rules of Order, yesterday City Council voted to expand paid parking hours Downtown, scaling back an broader expansion council OK’d this spring, while slightly increasing the geographic boundaries of the 'compromise' expansion.

3:29PM Fri. Aug. 19, 2011, Wells Dunbar Read More | Comment »

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