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  • Two men riding horse, mule arrested for DWI(Austin, TX,video)

    01/12/2011 8:21:14 AM PST · by SwinneySwitch · 57 replies
    KVUE ^ | January 11, 2011 | Shelton Green
    Two men were arrested for driving while intoxicated on 6th Street Friday night. One was riding a horse, while the other was riding a mule. Austin police say the ment were both intoxicated. They were apparently trying to lure people out of bars and into the street to take pictures with them and their farm animals. Bartender Brian Matthews thought he'd seen everything, that is until he walked outside to have a cigarette Friday night. "There were these two guys on horses, or mules, or something, outside of Shakespeare's," he said. "(It) looked like they were being pulled over for...
  • Tea party coming to the Capitol today (Texas)

    01/10/2011 6:16:26 AM PST · by Racehorse · 3 replies
    Austin American-Statesman ^ | 10 January 2011 | Jason Embry
    This may be one of the most eventful days of the 2011 legislative session, which is something, considering that the session doesn’t even start until tomorrow. Much of the drama of the day will focus on the so-called speaker’s race. Tea partiers are coming to Austin for two rallies. In fact, someone sent me a picture of a car they saw Sunday along Interstate 35 in Temple. It was headed toward Austin with a large sign on the side of the trunk that said, “Ken Paxton for TX Speaker.” Will members catch any grief from tea-partiers as they head into...
  • 32 Year Old Cold Case Solved

    12/26/2010 10:37:53 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 14 replies · 4+ views
    KVUE ^ | December 26, 2010 | Jim Bergamo
    Earlier this month we reported Austin police solved a cold case murder from 1978. After 32 years, the family of the murder victim was able to gather for the Christmas holidays and share the gift of closure. Lella Moulder has to turn to pictures three decades old to rekindle Christmas memories of her mother Hazel Ivy. "She was so good, and did not deserve to die that way," said Moulder. In 1978, Ivy was 66 years old, wheelchair bound and living in a South Austin apartment when police say she was raped and murdered by Lester Ray Guy. He's 58...
  • City Council passes an ordinance banning selling of cats, (Austin TX)

    12/17/2010 7:18:39 AM PST · by pwatson · 33 replies
    community impact news ^ | Thursday, 16 December 2010 | Kate Hull
    City Council passes an ordinance banning selling of cats, dogsCity Council passes an ordinance banning selling of cats, dogs Share | By Kate Hull Thursday, 16 December 2010 AUSTIN — As part of its efforts to make the City of Austin a no-kill city, Austin City Council approved an ordinance establishing a fine for the improper breeding and selling of live animals, specifically cats and dogs. According to the ordinance, the illegal selling and breeding of live animals pertains to pet traders who sell cats and dogs for the sole purpose of making a profit. This excludes “the City of...
  • (Tom) DeLay jurors warned to focus on case - "too many unrelated questions" (legal decision today?)

    11/24/2010 8:29:08 AM PST · by a fool in paradise · 27 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | Nov. 23, 2010, 7:31PM | R.G. RATCLIFFE
    Jurors considering the political money laundering case against former U.S. House Majority Leader Tom DeLay on Tuesday delved deep into the evidence, but asked so many legal questions that the judge warned them that they were getting off track... DeLay had with him a copy of Empire of the Summer Moon, a recent nonfiction book about the Comanche people and their famed chief, Quanah Parker, and a TouchPoint Bible that allows readers to find Scripture relevant to their lives. "No demons, nor angels nor DAs can keep you separated from the love of Jesus Christ," DeLay said, playing off of...
  • Confusion leads to heavy toll fines

    11/16/2010 10:15:45 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 15 replies · 1+ views ^ | November 16, 2010 | Doug Shupe
    AUSTIN (KXAN) - KXAN Austin News has uncovered dozens of cases in which unpaid tolls have turned into bills as high as tens of thousands of dollars. Toll roads first came to Central Texas four years ago. There are now a total of five tollways, including Texas Toll 130 in East Travis and Williamson counties. The bottom line is the toll bills were not paid, and they ended up becoming criminal cases. Although drivers can pay with cash at most tolls, use their TxTag or Pay by Mail as the signs say, some drivers contend the last option poses a...
  • Suicidal student's 4 shots terrorize UT campus

    09/28/2010 11:51:28 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 16 replies ^ | 28 Sept 2010 | R.G. RATCLIFFE and GARY SCHARRER
    Colton Joshua Tooley, 19, dressed himself Tuesday morning in a button-down white shirt, a dark suit coat, a ski mask and an AK-47. Tooley then terrorized the University of Texas campus for more than 30 minutes by firing four shots into the air before running into the Perry- Castańeda Library, dashing up a stairwell screaming, and taking his own life with his rifle on the sixth floor. The shooting caused a campus lockdown as differing witness descriptions prompted a search for a second shooter. Helicopters circled overhead. Classes were canceled for the day. And when police finally allowed people to...
  • University of Texas (UT) Shooting in Progress

    09/28/2010 7:16:20 AM PDT · by ViLaLuz · 15 replies · 3+ views ^ | Sept. 28, 2010 | Brian Krassenstein
    We just got breaking news out of Austin Texas, where gunshots have been heard coming from a library at the university of Texas. Reports have indicated that someone brought a gun to the Perry-Castańeda Library at the intersection of East 21st Street and Speedway.
  • Illegal Alien Repeat Drunk Driver Pleads Guilty to Murder (Austin, TX, 3 prior DWIs!)

    09/14/2010 11:48:46 AM PDT · by montag813 · 21 replies
    Stand with Arizona (YouTube) ^ | 09-14-2010 |
    How many DWI convictions does it take for an illegal alien to be jailed on an "immigration detainer" by ICE? One? Two? Three? Nope. Try FOUR + a homicide. Robert Benn of TN was struck and killed soon after he landed in Austin for a business trip by Jaime Bonilla, an illegal with 3 prior DWI convictions, yet roaming free in the sanctuary city of Austin. The people of TX and TN must DEMAND answers from ICE, DHS and the City of Austin as to why this illegal alien slimeball felon was free to drink and drive (and KILL) again...
  • St. Edward’s declined to host Obama

    08/11/2010 2:42:49 PM PDT · by LA Woman3 · 38 replies
    The Austin American Statesman ^ | 8/11/2010 | Ralph K.M. Haurwitz
    The White House asked St. Edward’s University if it was interested in hosting President Barack Obama for his speech in Austin on Monday, but the university declined, a spokeswoman for the school said today. “St. Edward’s University is honored to have been considered a potential venue for President Obama’s recent visit to Austin,” said a statement issued by spokeswoman Mischelle Diaz. “Regretfully, it was not a good time for us to consider this. With the short notice provided - only 3 to 4 days - a visit of this importance and magnitude would have been difficult for a campus of...
  • Caption: Obama Speaking on Higher Education and the Economy at UT-Austin - 'Crack the books.'

    08/09/2010 7:48:16 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 19 replies
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 8/9/10 | AFP
    US President Barack Obama speaks on higher education and the economy at the University of Texas in Austin, Texas. Obama urged Americans Monday to crack the books and boost post-secondary graduation rates, arguing that higher education achievement was key to US economic health. (AFP/Jewel Samad)
  • Hands Off Texas Rally (8-9-10 at Texas Capitol)

    08/07/2010 1:21:06 PM PDT · by OrangeHoof · 29 replies
    Texas Republican Party ^ | 08-06-10 | Texas Republican Party
    President Barack Obama is coming to Texas to raise money for the Democratic Party with stops in Austin and Dallas on Monday, August 9th. Our response? The biggest Hands Off Texas! rally we’ve held yet at the Texas State Capitol to tell him and his Democrat friends to go home and keep their HANDS OFF TEXAS! WHEN: Monday, August 9th, 5:30 p.m. Rain or shine WHERE: Texas State Capitol, South Steps Austin, Texas Featuring: Ted Cruz Former Texas Solicitor General Chris Covo Director of Young Professionals, Americans for Prosperity Dr. Donna Campbell GOP Nominee, Congressional District 25 David Porter GOP...
  • HANDS OFF TEXAS! 8-9-10 Rally at the Capitol

    08/03/2010 4:08:01 PM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 14 replies · 8+ views
    President Barack Obama is coming to Texas to raise money for the Democratic Party with stops in Austin and Dallas on Monday, August 9th. Our response? The biggest Hands Off Texas! rally we’ve held yet at the Texas State Capitol to tell him and his Democrat friends to go home and keep their HANDS OFF TEXAS! WHEN: Monday, August 9th, 5:30 p.m. Rain or shine WHERE: Texas State Capitol, South Steps Austin, Texas NOTE: We respect the Office of the President and look forward to hosting a respectful and peaceful demonstration.
  • We should make a federal case over immigration

    07/16/2010 3:05:40 AM PDT · by cweese · 3 replies · 1+ views
    The Austin-Mexican Statesman ^ | July 15, 2010 | Austin-Mexican Statesman editorial board
    The Gallup folks tell us that Americans, by a 17-point margin, oppose the Obama administration's decision to go to court to challenge the legality of Arizona's controversial immigration law. On this one, Americans are wrong. Regardless of where you stand on the Arizona law, there is plenty of room for discussion of it. And, we believe, the courthouse is a good place for that discussion. This one is worth making a federal case over. "Emotions run high on both sides of the issue," Gallup said in reporting that 50 percent of respondents oppose the lawsuit and 33 percent favor it....
  • Break With the Past: Changing a dorm name makes a good step....

    07/15/2010 8:56:19 AM PDT · by BnBlFlag · 74 replies
    The Houston Chronicle ^ | 7/14/10 | Unknown
    Break with the Past: Changing a dorm name makes a good Step towards healing UT's troubled racial history After several months of discussion within the University of Texas community in Austin, UT President William Powers Jr. will ask the school's board of regents today to consider renaming a dorm that now honors a former law professor, William Stewart Simkins, along with a neighboring park dedicated to his brother Eldred, a judge and UT regent. The reason? Simkins was not only a legal educator at UT from 1899-1929. He and his brother were members of the Ku Klux Klan during a...
  • Why The Hell Not? Kinky (Friedman) to Endorse Dog (Woodrow) for Guv (Texas Governor 2010 race)

    07/08/2010 12:00:22 PM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 13 replies
    Austinist ^ | July 1, 2010 11:30 AM | adam longley
    Infamous Texas humorist, Jewish cowboy, and recent candidate for both Texas Governor and Agriculture Commissioner , Kinky Friedman, plans to make an official endorsement in the Governor’s race, according to a number of sources. During his political career, Friedman has campaigned as a Republican, Democrat and Independent, so this endorsement could finally shed a little light on where his true political motivations lie. Turns out it does, sort of. Kinky is forgoing the two top candidates in the governor's race to endorse Woodrow, a once-homeless rescue dog. The Woodrow for Texas Governor Campaign, united behind the motto "How Ruff Could...
  • State Capitol Evacuated For Bomb Threat: Austin Texas

    06/18/2010 11:25:14 AM PDT · by Dallas59 · 6 replies · 425+ views
    CBS 11 ^ | 6/18/2010 | cBS 11
    AUSTIN (THE TEXAS TRIBUNE) ― Capitol staffers were evacuated at around 11:30 a.m. because of a bomb threat. Austin Police got a phone call from a pay phone warning them of a bomb threat against the capitol or the capitol complex. All state personnel and the public were told over the loud speaker to evacuate the building immediately.
  • In Huntsville, officers remember Ablanedo's life

    06/15/2010 3:39:03 PM PDT · by cweese · 3 replies · 506+ views
    Austin-Mexican Statesman ^ | June 15, 2010 | Tony Plohetski
    The rows of officers snapped to attention, arms raised in a salute, at 4:35, when a van pulled up to deliver the seven members of Ablanedo’s family who will witness Powell’s execution. For four minutes, they held the salute as Bruce and Judy Mills, Ablanedo’s 87-year-old mother Betsy and other family members were greeted by hugs from Acevedo. After reviewing the assembled officers, sometimes waving, the family was led inside the unit. Once the doors closed, the officers broke ranks and milled around, talking and mopping their brows. Suddenly, the protesters fired up their microphone: “We are here because in...
  • Rally supporting Arizona immigration law met by protesters

    06/13/2010 4:33:19 AM PDT · by Bad~Rodeo · 57 replies · 1,710+ views ^ | 9:09 p.m. Saturday, June 12, 2010 | Lindsey Bomnin
    Demonstrators called for similar policy in Texas A group called Texans For Arizona's New Immigration Law rallied on the south steps of the Capitol on Saturday afternoon. The event had speakers and a band and counterprotesters. Texans for Arizona, numbering more than 100, according to event organizer Catherine Smith , set up a stage for The Watts Brothers Band and speakers from other groups, including the Texas Sons of Liberty , the Coalition For an Illegal Free America and the Immigration Reform Coalition of Texas. But just as the first speaker, demonstrator Brenda Jacobs , got on stage about noon,...
  • APD hands out $30,000 in grocery vouchers for guns ("Guns for Groceries"- suckers turn in guns-TX)

    06/06/2010 11:32:36 AM PDT · by ulster · 41 replies · 820+ views
    There was an overwhelming response to the Austin Police Department's first ever "Guns for Groceries" event. Hundreds of people turned out Saturday to exchange unwanted guns for vouchers to buy groceries. "The line is very shocking to me. We had people in the parking lot at 7:30 a.m. waiting to turn their guns in, and the event did not start until 9 a.m," APD's Sgt. Ely Reyes said. Department officials ran out of grocery vouchers after about two and a half hours. APD asked the community to turn in any gun, no questions asked. In exchange, people got anywhere from...