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"...Sitting in his office, shortly after first coffee, News 8 Austin news director Kevin Benz is attempting to explain why his 24-hour news channel is different from the other local TV news operations. He pulls up a rundown of his competitor's newscasts from the previous night, a hodgepodge of reports on scams, assorted mayhem, and national news..."
"...When you think of money-grubbing TV personalities, chances are Jenny Hansson isn't the first person who pops into your mind. Chances are you haven't even heard of Hansson, an ambitious young reporter who left her job covering business news at News 8 Austin last month..."
"...• In the wake of the Chronicle's endorsement – "If the role of a governor is to wake and engage the whole state … then Davis is supremely qualified" – a couple of other newspapers have weighed in, in support of Wendy Davis. The Houston Chronicle called Davis "a leader with vision and foresight, one who’s willing to tackle tough issues too long ignored." And the Austin American-Statesman declared, "Davis’ positions on education, health care, and economic fairness make her the best candidate.…"..."
"...In this week's news roundup: Council votes to deliver a $600,000 settlement to the family of a young man wrongfully killed by APD; the mayor and council continues efforts to encourage Uber/Lyft drivers to get fingerprinted alongside other regulations; ethics investigators have a field day; and more......"
"...In this week's News Roundup, A.G. Ken Paxton continues his fight against the wedded bliss of two Austin women; a judge throws out activist Antonio Buehler's civil suit against the city and APD; Mayor Steve Adler abandons his plan to privately fund some governmental functions; and more...."
"...In this week's News Roundup, a man who repeatedly shot at an APD helicopter is taken down by a police sniper; Rick Perry has some interesting members of his RickPAC; the new Council gets going; and more...."
"...In this week's News Roundup, Laura Pressley hopes that a recount will discover 1,300 missing votes, the city avoids a second Buehler trial, the Austin Apartment Association's suit against the city may move to federal court, and more...."
"...Careful readers of our print edition might have noticed a curious something in the staff box of this week’s issue. It was an inelegant solution to the very best kind of problem, which is that for a brief moment in time, we’ve had not one but two excellent editors running the news desk...."
"...In this week's News Roundup, protests of everything from police brutality to toll roads; Council looks forward to a busy week; the presidential race heats up; and more...."
"...In this week's News Roundup, some Texas lawmakers are doing their damnedest to shove the marriage equality rabbit back in the hat; notorious piñata foes F&F Ventures are still looking for a profitable use of the now empty space; Council has a busy week planned; and more...."
"...In this week's News Roundup, the new City Council lays out a plan to (hopefully) streamline meetings, a former APD detective tries to get into federal court, the 5th Circuit contemplates abortion and marriage equality, and more...."
"...In this week's news roundup, City Council has its final meeting before becoming 10-1, Judge Garcia tells couples they'll have to wait a little longer to get married, another protest takes place Downtown, and more...."
"...Since tomorrow's election day, we're dedicating this week's News Roundup to our continuing campaign coverage...."
"...Articles on Shell Oil and the Environmental Protection Agency published by The Texas Observer made project Censored's top overlooked news stories of 1996. This year's version of the annual yearbook of Project Censored, Censored 1997: The News That Didn't Make the News, is now available, and the Austin-based Texas Observer has two stories listed among the prestigious volume's top 25 overlooked news stories of 1996...."
"...In this week's News Roundup, the TEA ranks schools, Linda Curtis returns, the city releases its draft report on "Impediments to Fair Housing," and the Fifth Circuit takes on free speech in advertising...."
"...In this week's news roundup, we ask, among other questions, what does it matter what a Council candidate thinks about 9/11, as long as she supports a 20% homestead exemption? Will Larry Jackson's killer ever go to trial? How many different ways can Donna Campbell think of to try to discriminate against gay people?..."
"...Moses and Manifest Destiny, Justice Ginsburg checks her work, and HB 2 defender Vincent Rue resurfaces. All the news that fits on Monday morning...."
"...Erika Aguilar speaks in code, Tesla Motors charges up, and Rick Perry rises again. Mystery is on the News Ticker...."
"...The first is from my new intern, Rob Cohen. He submitted this as a "try-out" news aggregate, and I thought it too sweeet to waste..."
"...In this week's News Roundup: In opposition to Gov. Abbot's threat to block Syrian refugees from coming into Texas, Mayor Adler says all are welcome in the city; APD plans to announce information on the body cameras for the force; Texans respond to the Planned Parenthood attacks in Colorado; and more...."
"...In this week's News Roundup: The Uber/Lyft alliance battles City Council for the hearts and minds of Austin residents; charges against activist Antonio Buehler are dropped (again); Austin wins recognition for its bike-friendly infrastructure; and more ......"
"...In this week's News Roundup, Brian Rodgers files a lawsuit claiming the city of Austin is withholding public information; Texas businesses warn that anti-LGBTQ discrimination will hurt Texas business; Greg Abbott signs a law restricting abortion access even further; and more...."
"...In this week's News Roundup, storms pummel Austin and surrounding cities, the Lege stumbles toward the end of the 84th Session, and more...."
"...In this week's News Roundup, the Lege tries to keep Texas anti-gay; Council gets bogged down in board and commission nominations; Travis County Commissioners look into curfews for Carson Creek fests; and more...."
"...In this week's news roundup – Ted Cruz continues his quest to be as oppositional as possible; no charges for an officer who fired at an oncoming car; Council finally resolves its "coyote conflict management strategy"; and more...."
"...Ted Cruz has a martini, Tom Delay has an epiphany, and Greg Abbott riles up the base. Namecalling is on the News Ticker..."
"...Ted Cruz blubbers on, Mike Villarreal declines an invitation, and Annise Parker jumps off a cliff. Twitter wars are on the News Ticker...."
"...Donna Campbell swallows a jagged little pill, Ginger Russell asks "what's going on?", and Elisa Chan justifies her love. Diva worship is on the News Ticker...."
"...Barry Smitherman beats the bushes, Ted Cruz shoots the breeze, Michael Burgess fishes for compliments. Poaching is on the News Ticker...."
"...Rick Perry gets out his red pen, Ted Cruz warms some hearts, and Jan Brewer gets some bad news. Synergy is on the News Ticker...."
"...Barry Bone wants in on the ACL Fest money, Rick Perry celebrates the winter holidays, and Rick Reed issues a mea culpa. Grandstanding is on the News Ticker...."
"...Shamu gives it up for animal rights, Naomi Gonzalez makes lemonade, and Chicago relishes a departure. Bluster is on the News Ticker...."
"...This week's LGBT news round-up includes a slice of GOP primary with a side of Santorum sauce. But there's also some deliciously gay wedding cake, a newly out cele-sbian and music from the Scissor Sisters for dessert..."
"...In this week's News Roundup: A.G. Ken Paxton feels the heat as his triple felony indictment by a Collin County a grand jury is confirmed; a police accountability activist is arrested by – surprise – the police; a controversial East Cesar Chavez hotel proposal is nixed; and more...."
"...Ted Cruz plays the blame game, Alex Jones fires a round, and Greg Abbott woos the ladies. Ammunition is on the News Ticker...."
"...John Cornyn fades into the background, Ted Cruz goes over the top, and San Antonio joins the club. Progress is on the News Ticker...."
"...Ted Nugent pigs out, Jade Chang Sheppard laughs it off, and Wendy Davis presses pause. Glad-handing is on the News Ticker...."
"...gets schooled, and Wendy Davis racks up expenses. Excuses are on the News Ticker...."
"...Kinky Friedman gets political, Greg Abbott goes for the Buzzfeed vote, and Wendy Davis feeds the trolls. Communication is on the News Ticker...."
"...Dannel Malloy disses Texas, Sheryl Cole plays matchmaker, and Michael Burgess indulges in weird science. Scratched heads are on the News Ticker...."
"...FEMA makes new enemies, Rick Perry poisons the Big Apple, and Joe Biden tells a scary story. Intimidation is on the News Ticker...."
"...The Lege rebels against Rick Perry, Lustre Pearl fights a lawsuit, and the Tea Party refuses to drink the Kool-Aid. Potables are on the News Ticker...."
"...David Dewhurst makes a last minute appeal, Art Acevedo loses his cool, and Juan Hinojosa jumps the shark. Decisiveness is on the News Ticker...."
"...Ted Nugent has a family feud, Dan Patrick drops some knowledge, and Texas is getting a little antsy. Grumpiness is on the News Ticker...."
"...Steve Stockman fires blanks, Steven McCraw calls for investigation, and Steve Thomas lets his flag fly. Ubiquity is on the News Ticker...."
"...Greg Abbott fears a blue planet, Alex Jones wades into manure, and Bob Deuell hides his motives. Opportunism is on the News Ticker...."
"...Mike Rice commits a flagrant foul, Jay Leno says goodnight, and Rick Perry get some bragging rights. Hubris is on the News Ticker...."
"...It also turns out that one of the most rabidly anti-gay candidates loves gays, as well as good gay rights news and a fabulous bitchfight brewing between Elton John and Madonna in this week's round-up of extra sparkly LGBT news!..."
"...It's the News of the Day! It may not be the best, but it's certainly not the worst collection of news stories you'll find online today. Plus, we need your help! Yes, you, the reader! Read more to find out how...."
"...The only positive news is that outrage over these incidents has sparked a huge wave of anti-bullying awareness...."