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  • Austin-Based Company Received $120 Million So Far This Year to Shelter Illegal Children

    07/22/2014 2:47:00 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | July 21, 2014 | Jim Hoft
    Southwest Key Programs is the largest provider of services to unaccompanied children in the United States. The group has illegal child units in seven states.An Austin-based company has received over $120 million so far this year to shelter illegal immigrant children.(VIDEO-AT-LINK) KEYE TV reported: More than $100 million of federal grant money this year has gone to an Austin based company that runs unaccompanied minor shelters across the country. Its website says Southwest Key Programs is the largest provider of services to unaccompanied children in the United States. Their headquarters is in Austin, Texas. A brief online description details the...
  • GOP candidate mistakes YMCA campers for migrant children (Rino Alert)

    07/17/2014 7:26:43 AM PDT · by CreviceTool · 5 replies
    Statesman.com (Austin, TX_ ^ | July 16, 2014 | Cox News Desk
    On Tuesday, migrant children from Central America were expected to be bussed into Oracle, and taken to a local shelter. According to this report, Kwasman tweeted from the scene: “Bus coming in. This is not compassion. This is the abrogation of the rule of law." He posted the tweet along with an image of a yellow school bus. He later told a reporter that he saw “fear” on the faces of the migrant children on the bus. “This is not compassion,” Kwasman said during the interview. There was only one problem. The children on the school bus were not migrants,...
  • The BBQ joint where NO ONE cuts the line... except Obama: Controversy as President becomes the

    07/11/2014 6:20:16 AM PDT · by C19fan · 70 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | July 11, 2014 | Staff
    Barack Obama may have lost a few approval rating points with this move. The president was seen cutting the line at Austin's Franklin Barbecue Thursday afternoon, while in town to raise money for the Democratic Party. Lives at the eatery are infamously long, and have been known to stretch as long as three hours wait.But Mr Obama did no waiting today, as he showed up at the restaurant, shook a few hands and made his way straight to the register to order more than $300 worth of meat. 'I know this is a long line. I feel real bad, but...
  • Obama cuts line at famed Texas barbecue joint (but pays for lunch)

    07/10/2014 4:51:26 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 61 replies
    YAHOO NEWS ^ | 10 JULY 2014 | ERIC PFEIFFER
    Some people wait in line for five hours just to get their fix at Austin’s famous Franklin Barbecue. And who can blame them? The establishment is less than 10 years old but has been cited as the nation’s best. Of course, President Obama is not “some people.” After a campaign-style speech in Austin on Thursday afternoon, the commander in chief made a stop by Franklin Barbecue and was quickly ushered to the front of the line. It’s common practice to let a president cut to the front of the line at a dining establishment. After all, the president arguably has...
  • Obama Heckled in Austin, Buys Barbecue for Customers at Franklin's

    07/10/2014 3:10:13 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 46 replies
    WOAI ^ | 7-10-14 | unattributed
    President Obama was heckled by two men in his speech in Austin today, in which he discussed the economy and again pushed for immigration reform. About a half hour into the speech, two men stood in their seats near the front of Austin's Paramount Theater and began shouting. At first, the President spoke over them, but later said to them, "sit down guys, I'm almost done.' The men continued shouting, and the audience tried to shout them down, and two Austin Police Officers emerged, but the President asked that they not be removed, and he promised to speak to them...
  • Scandals, Political Feud Bring Down UT-Austin President

    07/11/2014 3:31:08 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 7 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 7-11-14 | Blake Neff
    Bill Powers, the president of the University of Texas-Austin, has announced that he will step down from his post in June 2015. The announcement brings to a close a power struggle that has shaken the state in the past week, signalling the twilight of the eight-year reign of one of the most powerful figures in higher education. The outcome is a compromise between Powers and University of Texas Chancellor Francisco Cigarroa, who had demanded that Powers depart by October or else find himself fired at Thursday’s Board of Regents meeting. By serving for another year, Powers will be able to...
  • Rick Perry declines Obama offer for ‘quick handshake’ at Austin airport

    07/09/2014 2:55:07 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 52 replies
    Statesman.com ^ | 07/09/14 | Jonathan Tilove
    Gov. Rick Perry Monday turned down what he characterized as President Barack Obama’s offer for a “quick handshake on the tarmac” at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport on Wednesday, but said he would juggle his schedule to accommodate a “substantive meeting” with the president on the border crisis any time during his two-day visit to Texas. In a letter to the president, Perry wrote, “I appreciate the offer to greet you at Austin-Bergstrom Airport, but a quick handshake on the tarmac will not allow for a thoughtful discussion regarding the humanitarian and national security crises enveloping the Rio Grande Valley in South...
  • President Obama to Fundraise in Austin TX with Director of Pro-Illegal Immigration "Machete" Films

    07/07/2014 7:51:38 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 22 replies
    Breitbart - Big Hollywood ^ | July 7, 2014 | Christian Toto
    Obama Skips Border Chaos, Will Fundraise in Austin with Director of Pro-Illegal Immigration Film President Barack Obama is refusing to visit the turbulent U.S.-Mexican border, where a flood of illegal immigrants continues to overwhelm the region. Instead, Obama will visit the home of Austin-based filmmaker Robert Rodriguez this week as part of a trio of Texas fundraisers. The Austin visit features tickets ranging in price from $5,000 to $32,400. The July 9 fundraiser also will feature actors Rosario Dawson, Danny Trejo and Jessica Alba. Both Trejo and Alba star in Rodriguez's ultra-violent Machete franchise. The first film in the series...
  • Texas Politics To Be Lone Star Of New HBO Series

    06/16/2014 5:36:35 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    NPR ^ | June 16, 2014 | Gregory Barber
    Between Rick Perry, Ted Cruz and Wendy Davis, Texas politicians in recent years have lived up to their state's reputation for producing larger-than-life characters. That makes the Texas political scene a natural for the Hollywood treatment. HBO has given God Save Texas, a drama about the state's often raucous political culture, the green light for development. It's set to unfold at the Texas statehouse, a perennial flashpoint for national debates about issues ranging from abortion to gun rights to the size and role of government. According to an early description first reported by Deadline.com, the show will follow an "idealistic...
  • Tom DeLay Conviction Overturned By Texas Appellate Court (Tom DeLay for Speaker)

    06/10/2014 7:01:36 PM PDT · by Eccl 10:2 · 100 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | 09/19/2013 10:53 am EDT
    A Texas court ruled Thursday to overturn the conviction of former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay (R-Texas), who was found guilty of money laundering in 2010. According to KHOU 11 and the Associated Press, the Third Court of Appeals in Austin said the case's evidence was "legally insufficient to sustain DeLay's convictions," formally acquitting the former congressman on charges of money laundering and conspiracy to commit money laundering.
  • (Austin music photographer) Burton Wilson 1919 – 2014

    06/06/2014 9:39:55 AM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 1 replies
    Arts and Labor Austin ^ | June 2014 | Michael Corcoran
    Burton Wilson’s camera was Austin’s memory during the hippie era when, as the saying went, if you could remember it, you weren’t there. The former Vermont farmboy who documented the vibrant scene at the Vulcan Gas Company in the 1960s and the Armadillo World Headquarters in the 1970s passed away Monday morning. He was 95. Wilson got it down while those around him were only concerned with getting down. In the process, he created the defining documents of an enchanting era in Austin’s history. “Burton was one of my mentors,” said photographer Todd V. Wolfson. “He made me want to...
  • Surge in property tax bills spurs push to reform tax appraisal process

    06/06/2014 12:30:01 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 10 replies
    Austin American Statesman ^ | 6/5/14 | Lori Hawkins and Shonda Novak
    On a recent evening, more than 300 homeowners who are worried about their rising property tax bills filled First Unitarian Universalist Church in North Austin for a town hall meeting. If something doesn’t change, many said, they will soon be priced out of their homes. Two nights later, a similar discussion played out in South Austin, where homeowners gathered at Grace United Methodist Church in Travis Heights to talk about what can be done to slow escalating residential tax values. “I’m at the breaking point,” said Gretchen Gardner, an Austin artist who bought a 1930s bungalow in the Bouldin neighborhood...
  • Woman who voted for every Austin, TX tax increase discovers that now she can’t afford to live there

    06/05/2014 12:05:30 PM PDT · by Mount Athos · 98 replies
    “I have voted for every park, every library, all the school improvements, for light rail, for anything that will make this city better. But now I can’t afford to live here anymore. I’ll protest my appraisal notice, but that’s not enough. Someone needs to step in and address the big picture.”
  • Liberal Austin homeowners surprised to find they have to pay all the taxes they voted for

    06/02/2014 7:18:13 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 100 replies
    Hotair ^ | 06/02/2014 | Erika Johnsen
    NIMBY, literally. “I’m at the breaking point,” said Gretchen Gardner, an Austin artist who bought a 1930s bungalow in the Bouldin neighborhood just south of downtown in 1991 and has watched her property tax bill soar to $8,500 this year.“It’s not because I don’t like paying taxes,” said Gardner, who attended both meetings. “I have voted for every park, every library, all the school improvements, for light rail, for anything that will make this city better. But now I can’t afford to live here anymore. I’ll protest my appraisal notice, but that’s not enough. Someone needs to step in...
  • Sen. Ted Cruz Commencement Address at Stephen F. Austin State University

    05/10/2014 8:38:11 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 11 replies
    http://www.youtube.com/ ^ | May 10, 2014 | SenTedCruz·
    Ted Cruz gives an inspirational Commencement address at Stephen F. Austin State University.
  • Two injured when construction foreman returns fire on ex-worker (CHL holder defends himself)

    04/30/2014 2:49:12 PM PDT · by Deek · 12 replies
    Austin American Statesman ^ | 4/30/2014 | Nicole Chavez and Ciara O'Rourke
    3 p.m. update: A man is hospitalized with life-threatening injuries after the construction foreman he shot pulled out a concealed handgun and shot back, according to police. The man had been employed at a construction site at Rio Grande Street near Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard but was fired this month, senior police officer Veneza Bremner said. He returned to the site last week and was threatening the foreman, a disturbance that was reported to police, she said. When he returned again Wednesday, he shot and injured the foreman, according to police. The foreman, who is a concealed handgun license...
  • A version of 'knockout game' stirs outrage in Austin, Texas

    04/27/2014 7:49:39 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 69 replies
    American Thinker ^ | April 27, 2014 | David Paulin
    A YouTube video has gone viral that shows a black teen slapping a black Wendy's cashier in the face and then running away -- part of a little-known trend called "smack cam." The incident provides an unsettling glimpse into black-on-black violence -- and black thug culture. The incident in Austin, Texas, is being investigated by the local police. It is especially disturbing because of who was involved: not only two black teens or pre-teens but a black adult female who appears to be a guardian or role model. Identified as "CB," she drives the get-away car; it's not clear if...
  • Tyler, The Creator Arrested After SXSW Riot Incident

    03/16/2014 5:13:56 PM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 21 replies
    Billboard ^ | March 15, 2014 5:58 PM EDT | By Erik Hayden, The Hollywood Reporter and Associated Press
    Rapper Tyler, The Creator, was arrested Saturday for allegedly inciting a riot during his show at the Scoot Inn at South By Southwest music festival. Travis County Sheriff's spokesman Roger Wade said the Odd Future rapper, whose name is Tyler Gregory Okonma, was arrested at Austin-Bergstrom Airport and was to be arraigned later Saturday. If convicted of inciting a riot, which is a misdemeanor, he faces up to a year in jail and a $4,000 fine. His Bond was set at $25,000 "Specifically, the subject encouraged a large crowd on more than one occasion to force themselves past venue employees...
  • What Pop Star Lady Gaga Did on Stage Thursday Night Has Some Calling It Downright ‘Sick’ (GRAPHIC)

    03/15/2014 8:00:06 AM PDT · by blueyon · 93 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 3/14/14 | Jonathon M. Seidl
    What Pop Star Lady Gaga Did on Stage Thursday Night Has Some Calling It Downright ‘Sick’ (GRAPHIC) Pop star Lady Gaga is known for her shocking outfits and antics. But what she did on stage Thursday night at the South By Southwest festival in Austin, Texas, has left even some of the most desensitized critics calling it “ridiculous” and “sick.” While performing her song “Swine,” the singer was joined by someone named Millie Brown. Brown is an artist of sorts who specializes in painting with…vomit. That’s right, she ingests colored liquid and then sticks her fingers down her throat and...
  • Rashad Charjuan Owens Photos: Pictures of the SXSW DUI Suspect

    03/13/2014 1:48:08 PM PDT · by re_nortex · 26 replies
    Heavy.com ^ | 2:08 pm EDT, March 13, 2014 | Matthew Guariglia
    That picture is worth a thousand words. Rashad Charjuan Owens is the feral thug who is now the suspect in the fatal DWI crash that killed two people and injured dozens more at the SXSW festival in Austin, Texas.
  • TX:Hostility to Constitution Costs Travis County

    02/27/2014 6:43:31 AM PST · by marktwain · 9 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 28 February, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
     Travis County, Texas, the home of the State Capitol, Austin, is one of the most "progressive" areas of the state.  The county commissioners have shown that they have no respect for constitutional rights, and would like to ban gun shows in the county if they could.   They attempted to use contract law to weasel around the limitations placed on them by federal and state law.  But, they have been a bit conflicted, because to do so would significantly reduce revenues to the County.   Their politically correct pandering has had a result, whether they desire it or not.  It has...
  • Police chief on bizarre ordeal of arrested jogger: At least she wasn’t sexually assaulted!

    02/25/2014 5:19:11 AM PST · by servo1969 · 125 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 2-24-2014 | Robby Soave
    Austin, Texas Police Chief Art Acevedo was asked to defend the actions of his officers, who subdued and arrested a jogging woman because she was wearing earbuds and couldn’t hear their instructions. His response to the controversy was this: It could be worse–at least she wasn’t sexually assaulted. That response upset many Texas residents, and Acevedo was forced to walk back his comments on Monday. Austin police arrested the jogging woman last week. They were stationed at an intersection near the University of Texas’s Austin campus, giving jaywalking tickets to dozens of people. The woman ran right past them, unable...
  • Police chief forced to apologize over comments (Austin jogger)

    02/23/2014 5:19:29 AM PST · by logi_cal869 · 70 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 2/22/2014
    Austin police chief Art Acevedo has issued an apology for comments he made during a press conference yesterday concerning the arrest of a female jogger near the University of Texas campus on Thursday. Acevedo dismissed the controversy over police handling of a jaywalking jogger, saying 'Cops are actually committing sexual assaults on duty so I thank God that this is what passes for a controversy in Austin, Texas.' Today, he released a statement saying that he was trying to put the arrest of jogger Amanda Jo Stephen 'into context by bringing attention to the fact that law enforcement deals with...
  • The moment woman jogger in headphones is knocked to the floor and handcuffed by cops...

    02/22/2014 12:02:56 PM PST · by Morgana · 134 replies
    mail online, ^ | Snejana Farberov
    FULL TITLE: The moment woman jogger in headphones is knocked to the floor and handcuffed by cops because she didn't hear when they tried to ticket her for jaywalking A female jogger out for a run in Austin, Texas, Thursday was arrested, handcuffed and hauled into a police cruiser screaming and in tears for allegedly failing to identify herself. The entire incident was caught on video recorded by Chris Quintero, a student at University of Texas who was sitting in a cafe across the street and witnessed the woman being taken into custody. The arrest took place just before 11am...
  • 18 Bookstores Every Book Lover Must Visit At Least Once

    02/16/2014 9:56:37 PM PST · by expat1000 · 36 replies
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  • Police: Austin woman threw 8-month-old at moving vehicle

    02/05/2014 3:19:35 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 12 replies
    American-Statesman Staff ^ | February 5, 2014 | Brooke Lewis
    A 23 year-old woman has been charged with injury to a child after police say she threw her 8-month-old baby onto a moving vehicle. According to police, Lorena Garcia threw the child onto the car of her estranged husband Roberto Zepeda on Dec. 7 during an argument concerning a financial agreement for the couple’s four children.
  • What Sarah Palin gets totally wrong about MLK Day and the 'race card' (Must've hit a nerve)

    01/21/2014 12:55:18 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 49 replies
    The Week ^ | January 21, 2014 | Peter Weber, senior editor
    Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin (R) caused a small kerfuffle on Monday by requesting of President Obama, on her Facebook page: "Mr. President, in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. and all who commit to ending any racial divide, no more playing the race card." Nobody seems quite sure what prompted the request, though USA Today and Talking Points Memo, among others, suggest it was a new Obama profile in The New Yorker, in which the president famously says that marijuana is no worse for people than cigarettes and alcohol. In the germane passage regarding race, Obama tells interviewer David...
  • Police: Iconic Austin Frog defaced by woman who thought it spoke to her

    01/02/2014 10:11:44 AM PST · by a fool in paradise · 37 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | December 26, 2013 | Updated: December 26, 2013 4:09pm | by Heather Alexander
    A woman is under arrest after Austin's famous Frog mural was defaced with obscene words Christmas Eve. "The Frog," as it it known locally, was painted by singer-songwriter Daniel Johnston and was once worn as a T-shirt by Nirvana singer Kurt Cobain. Johnston lives in Waller, about 40 miles northwest of Houston. ...Rebecca Guest, 32, was caught red-handed by officers who saw her at work on the mural on Tuesday, according to a police affidavit. ...According to the affidavit, Guest told officers "she was covering it in expletives to force the owners to take it down completely." Officials said Guest...
  • City Of Austin Considering Fast Food Ban (TX)

    11/07/2013 5:49:39 AM PST · by bgill · 65 replies
    KEYETV ^ | Nov. 6, 2013 | staff
    KEYE TV has learned city council is considering a resolution that -- if passed -- would "restrict fast-food food restaurants from locating near areas that children frequent." That includes schools, municipal parks, child care centers and libraries... Convenience stores are also being targeted. The plan would offer food marts incentives to carry healthy food options.
  • Couple Complains Pro-Life Law Prevents Them From Aborting Their Baby

    11/05/2013 1:50:16 PM PST · by Morgana · 35 replies
    Life News ^ | Susan Tyrrell
    “My rights have been taken away, and I want my constitutional rights restored.” Marni Evans and her fiancé John Lockhart give a startling interview to Texas Tribune, which you can watch below, in which they assert that the enforcement of the Texas pro-life law which requires doctors to have hospital admitting privileges in order to perform an abortion a violation of their rights as citizens. Marni explains in the video how they discovered they were pregnant and examined their position to have a baby: their income which wasn’t always steady, their ability to provide a loving home and committed family,...
  • Bolz-Weber’s liberal, foulmouthed articulation of Christianity speaks to fed-up believers

    11/04/2013 3:18:02 PM PST · by EveningStar · 71 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | November 3, 2013 | Michelle Boorstein
    AUSTIN — Nadia Bolz-Weber bounds into the University United Methodist Church sanctuary like a superhero from Planet Alternative Christian. Her 6-foot-1 frame is plastered with tattoos, her arms are sculpted by competitive weightlifting and, to show it all off, this pastor is wearing a tight tank top and jeans. Looking out at the hundreds of people crowded into the pews to hear her present the gospel of Jesus Christ, she sees: Dockers and blazers. Sensible shoes. Grandmothers and soccer moms. Nary a facial piercing. To Bolz-Weber’s bafflement, this is now her congregation: mainstream America. These are the people who put...
  • Rioting black youths stun Austin, Texas

    10/30/2013 5:44:22 AM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 183 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10/30/2013
    It was a spasm of violence that stunned residents: some 200 black youths raising hell - what police called a full-blown riot - in Austin, Texas. Angry black youths inexplicably converged by the Highland Mall, near an iconic haunted house attraction, and walked atop parked cars, fought among themselves, and hurled rocks at some 30 arriving police officers. Several people, including one officer, suffered minor injuries. Later, police said so many squad cars were need that the department was unable to provide adequate 911 emergency coverage to the rest of Austin. There were no reports of black-on-white violence, to be...
  • Tom DeLay verdict overturned by Texas appellate court

    09/19/2013 8:01:47 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 171 replies
    A Texas Court of Appeals in Austin has overturned the conviction of former U.S. House Majority Leader Tom DeLay, attorney Brian Wice told KVUE sister station KHOU 11 News.
  • Literally, The Police State Is Coming

    08/30/2013 6:27:15 PM PDT · by Absolutely Nobama · 36 replies
    Alan Levy, Gun Owner | 8/30/13 | Alan Levy, Gun Owner
    In between bowls of chicken poodle soup and deciding to provide air cover for al-Qaeda in Syria, our Dear Leader, Barack Hussein Obama, found time to meet with mayors from our crumbling major cities. From Justin Sink of The Hill: *** "President Obama told a collection of big-city mayors Tuesday at the White House that he would continue to use executive actions to combat gun violence plaguing major cities. In the meeting with Attorney General Eric Holder and the mayors of 18 cities from across the nation, Obama discussed commonly applicable strategies to reduce youth violence. 'He also vowed to...
  • Tx State Rep Donna Howard vs Tx DPS Steven McGraw: Debate on Confiscation

    07/21/2013 5:06:34 PM PDT · by topher · 3 replies
    Houston Chronicle and San Antonio Express-News | July 21, 2013 | Vanity but sourced
    Some of the threads to read about this [from Houston Chronicle]: DPS director provides more details on confiscations PDF of Letter of Texas State Rep Donna Howard and response by Texas Department of Public Safety [also from the Houston Chronicle]: PDF of DPS McCraw Response to Rep Donna Howard San Antonio Express-News article relating to this: DPS search and seize potential projectiles at Senate Basically, Texas state Representative Donna Howard is upset about jars of feces, jar(s) of urine, tampons and other feminine hygene products as well as a couple of bricks seized The DPS Director claimed that the people...
  • Police: Two men charged in gang rape of 13-year-old

    07/19/2013 6:36:36 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 30 replies
    American-Statesman ^ | Thursday, July 18, 2013 | Ciara O'Rourke
    Two men have been arrested after a 13-year-old girl reported several males sexually assaulted her for hours and recorded the attack with cell phone cameras. Juan Lozano Ortega, 25, and Edgar Gerardo Guzman Perez, 26, were both charged Wednesday with aggravated sexual assault of a child, a first-degree felony. They were still in custody Thursday with bail set at $30,000 each, according to jail records. According to arrest affidavits, the girl ran away from where she was living in North Austin between 9 and 10 p.m. on June 29 when she was approached by a car with three males in...
  • Texas pro-life bill passes; pro-abort mob forces pro-lifers into lockdown

    07/15/2013 10:45:06 AM PDT · by topher · 41 replies
    LifeSiteNews.com ^ | Mon Jul 15, 2013 09:14 EST | Rebecca Downs
    ... Such behavior from pro-abortion advocates suggests their fear of the inevitability of this bill passing. The higher-ups in the abortion movement no longer bothered encouraging their supporters to act appropriately, though it is questionable as to if they ever did. Abby Johnson, who was present at the Capitol, has been making updates on her Facebook page and posted this the day before the bill passed: I just wanted to post something in preparation for tomorrow. I have had a couple of legitimately concerned abortion clinic workers (from Austin clinics) contact me to let me know what is being planned...
  • U.S. Decorated Veteran: Tossed Under the Bus Because He DID Follow the Rules

    07/12/2013 10:59:56 PM PDT · by george76 · 14 replies
    City Watch ^ | 12 Jul 2013 | Katharine Russ
    The saga of LTC Matthew Dooley, the Officer condemned for portraying Islam negatively, terminated from a teaching position and publicly scorned by high-ranking officials continues to suffer the “fall-out” from recklessly made decisions absent of any due process. For over a year, Dooley’s career has been in limbo creating undue hardship for his family. Earlier this year, a military corrections board consisting of 2 Generals and 3 Colonels, recommended Dooley be retained on the Army’s Battalion Command List. The newly confirmed Chief of the U.S. Central Command, General Lloyd J. Austin III, then Deputy Chief of Staff for the Army,...
  • Man Appears Drunk on Bike in Austin, Crashes into Truck Trailer

    06/21/2013 11:32:26 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    KAAL TV ^ | 06/12/2013
    It was a lose-lose situation for an Austin man. He ran his bicycle into the side of a trailer on an Austin street, and he faces charges for it. It happened at 2:20 p.m. Tuesday in the 1700 block of East Oakland Avenue. Police say the 40-year-old man failed to stop at a stop sign, and ran his bike into the side of a trailer being pulled by an Austin Utilities truck. The bicyclist was knocked to the street on impact, and suffered bumps and abrasions. He was taken to the hospital by ambulance for treatment. Investigators also say the...
  • Austin No. 1 On PETA's Most-Vegan List

    06/07/2013 4:25:47 PM PDT · by bgill · 11 replies
    KEYETV ^ | June 6, 2013 | AP
    The animal-welfare group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals says Austin ranks first on its list of most vegan-friendly cities in the United States. Paul McCartney presented the award to Austin Mayor Lee Leffingwell while in town for a concert two weeks ago. Los Angeles, New York and Chicago round out the top five. Seattle is No. 6.
  • (TX) Austin police Chief shows his colors again

    05/20/2013 11:18:27 PM PDT · by tarawa · 38 replies
    In other news, our wonderful Austin police chief has come out with his opinion that citizens who do not agree with him are 'lying extremists with undeveloped brains'. Art Acevedo, the political hack that he is, basically insults people who disagree with his opinion that universal background checks should be mandatory. I find it rather interesting that the sheriffs around the country, who are accountable to the citizens, are generally against new gun legislation that imposes greater hardship on said citizens, while the police chiefs, who are politicians only accountable to other politicians, seem to love the idea of greater...
  • Domestic partner benefits violate same-sex ban, attorney general rules [Texas]

    04/30/2013 8:00:22 AM PDT · by fwdude · 21 replies
    Austin American Statesman ^ | April 29, 2013 | Chuck Lindell
    The Texas Constitution bans the city of Austin, Travis County and area school districts from offering domestic partner benefits to employees in same-sex relationships, according to a legal opinion released Monday by Attorney General Greg Abbott. Domestic partnerships, as recognized by the local governments, are close enough to the definition of marriage to violate a constitutional amendment banning same-sex unions that 76 percent of Texas voters approved in 2005, the opinion stated.
  • After Google Announces Google Fiber In Austin, AT&T Will Build 1 Gigabit Network (Truncated Title)

    04/10/2013 3:46:12 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 8 replies
    TechDirt ^ | 4/9/2013 | TechDirt
    As you've probably heard, this morning Google confirmed the rumors that Austin, Texas would be the second city in which Google Fiber is rolled out. Google still appears to be treating this as an experiment, rolling it out in just a few areas, but it's still worth watching what happens. For example, within hours of Google making the announcement, AT&T rushed out a somewhat hilarious press release insisting that it, too, would build a 1 gigabit fiber network in Austin. No one actually believes this is true. What you're seeing is a bit of gamesmanship, but which reveals something interesting.
  • Officials To Take ‘Whatever Precautions’ Needed After North Korea Threat

    04/03/2013 12:48:51 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 26 replies
    CBS Houston ^ | April 3, 2013 1:28 PM
    AUSTIN, Texas (CBS Houston) – In response to perceived threats against the city from the North Korean government, officials in Austin have said they are willing to do whatever federal officials feel may be necessary to protect civilians. -- Austin city officials are keeping an eye on the situation. “Our regional intelligence center has been staying apprised of the current situation,” City Manager Marc A. Ott told CBS Houston in a statement.
  • Kim Jong-Un's Latest Unbelievable Threat: Bombing Austin, Texas

    03/29/2013 12:17:29 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 86 replies
    Slate ^ | 03/29/2013 | By Josh Voorhees
    You know the rule by now: If the headline asks the question, the story most likely provides the less exciting/sensational/terrifying (in this case, definitely the third) answer. From the very Telegraph article that Drudge links to: Despite the increasingly belligerent rhetoric and new images emerging from the North Korean regime, analysts believe its missiles are not capable of striking targets as far away as the US mainland and are not, as yet, capable of delivering a nuclear payload. North Korea's state-media announced earlier today that Kim Jong-un has ordered his missile units on standby to strike the United States and...
  • Austin Texas targeted for destruction by North Korean missiles

    03/29/2013 8:16:47 AM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 105 replies
    Digital Texan ^ | March 29, 2013 | Jack Hambrick
    Is Austin ready to handle a nuclear missile attack? Austin is one of four cities that North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and his generals have slated for destruction by long range nuclear missiles. Austin is seen targeted on a chart labeled “US Mainland Strike Plan” in pictures released Friday by the state-run Rodong newspaper. The pictures of Kim and his top generals is supposed to be from and emergency meeting. The state of Hawaii, Washington DC, and Los Angeles are also going to be taken down along with Austin. Kim is apparently angry about U.S. stealth bombers doing a public...
  • Al Gore Praises Al Jazeera, Slams US Networks

    03/22/2013 1:48:40 PM PDT · by illiac · 14 replies
    NewsMax (I know) ^ | 3/22/13 | Lisa Barron
    The Arabic news channel Al Jazeera provides a high quality “honest-to-goodness” service that compares well with U.S. cable news networks, former vice president Al Gore has claimed, Forbes reports. “You have heard me be very critical of American television journalism,” Gore said at the South by SouthWest festival in Austin, Texas, on Thursday, as he was asked about selling his Current TV channel to the Qatar-based network.
  • 6th Graders Design Flags for a New Socialist Nation

    02/04/2013 6:10:35 PM PST · by TurboZamboni · 63 replies
    eag news ^ | 2-4-13 | kyle olson
    AUSTIN – You know America is changing when leftists have even infiltrated Texas schools. According to the website txcscopereview.com, a lesson plan for 6th graders in government schools reads as follows: Notice socialist/communist nations use symbolism on their flags representing various aspects of their economic system. Imagine a new socialist nation is creating a flag and you have been put in charge of creating a flag. Use symbolism to represent aspects of socialism/communism on your flag. What kind of symbolism/colors would you use?
  • Saxet gun show draws eager buyers (TX)

    01/26/2013 4:54:46 PM PST · by bgill · 22 replies
    KXAN ^ | Jan. 26, 2013 | John Bumgardner
    This is the first day of the gun show since the City of Austin discussed possibly banning from the Travis County Expo Center. State law, however, prevailed because the move would have proved illegal in Texas... “It took 20 minutes to park the truck and about an hour waiting in line,” Another group, One Million Moms for Gun Control marched at the Texas Capitol... The group expected over 100 participants to join in the Austin event.
  • Officer who brought down Whitman dies (UT Tower)

    12/27/2012 2:25:21 PM PST · by bgill · 58 replies
    KXAN ^ | Dec. 27, 2012 | KXAN
    Houston McCoy, who as an Austin police officer in 1966 climbed up the staircase of the University Tower to help kill Charles Whitman and end what at the time was the nation's largest mass murder, died Thursday.