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  • Texas Police Arrest DACA Recipients in Austin Protest (illegal aliens)

    07/28/2017 2:21:16 AM PDT · by Libloather · 42 replies
    At least 15 people, including four DACA recipients, have been arrested in Texas during a protest demanding permanent legal status for the 11 million undocumented immigrants in the United States. The demonstration, organised by Cosecha – a nonviolent immigrants’ rights movement – took place in the city of Austin near the state capitol building on Wednesday. A group of about 50 people chanted “undocumented and unafraid” and “si se puede” (“yes you can”) as some blocked a street in the state capital, leading to the arrest of 15 people including four beneficiaries of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)...
  • Affidavit: Drunk man arrested at Hippie Hollow splashed urine on officer (Austin, TX)

    07/12/2017 9:17:56 AM PDT · by bgill · 11 replies
    CBSAustin.com ^ | July 11, 2017 | unknown
    A man arrested Sunday for public intoxication at Hippie Hollow on Lake Travis is facing additional charges after splashing urine on an officer while being booked into jail, court records say. Ernest Tamayo Jr., 32, is also charged with harassment of a public servant, criminal mischief, and failure to identify a fugitive... Officers told him he needed to leave the park immediately, and as they helped him look for his clothes he bent over...
  • AUSTIN HISTORY: Murder at the Butler Pitch and Putt (Background on LBJ)

    06/16/2017 8:24:23 AM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 19 replies
    The Austin American-Statesman ^ | 12 June 2017 | Michael Barnes
    About 3 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 22, 1951, John Douglas “Doug” Kinser was working in his clubhouse at the Butler Pitch and Putt just east of South Lamar Boulevard when he was confronted with the nose of a gun. “Five bullets from a small caliber gun pierced his body,” reported the Austin Statesman the next day. “Police said three bullets recovered were .25 caliber.” A handsome World War II veteran, Kinser, 33, was a popular golfer who also acted at the Austin Civic Theatre, which later evolved into Zach Theatre. Possible reasons for the brazen murder — some of them...
  • Penalties for unpaid tolls could plunge — but only on some tollways

    06/15/2017 3:58:05 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 11 replies
    The Austin American-Statesman ^ | May 18, 2017 | Ben Wear
    The rapidly escalating tollway fines that have left some Texans owing thousands or even tens of thousands of dollars could be a thing of the past, based on an amendment that surprisingly found its way into a Texas Department of Transportation bill this week. But the impact to your pocketbook would depend on which tollway you’re driving. Under the amendment, a car owner who has driven on a tollway without paying — even hundreds of times — would owe at most $73 in fines every six months, plus the unpaid tolls. But that change, proposed by Rep. Ina Minjarez, D-San...
  • VERIFY: Are Houston toll road fees ever going away?

    06/12/2017 10:59:41 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 41 replies
    KHOU ^ | May 19, 2017 | Tim Wetzel
    HOUSTON - The teachers at Spring Forest Middle School asked KHOU 11's Verify team whether Beltway 8 has been paid off and if the tolls will ever go away in the foreseeable future. "Why do we still pay for toll roads?" wondered 7th grade teacher Rebecca Mustachio. "To be honest, I thought we would be done paying for toll roads." We are not even close to paying the bill for those roads, according to Roxana Sibrian of the Harris County Toll Road Authority. In a statement emailed to KHOU, the authority says it will be paying off construction debt until...
  • Little boy donates his piggy bank to vandalized mosque

    11/22/2015 7:34:39 AM PST · by ScottWalkerForPresident2016 · 41 replies
    WXIN ^ | 11/21/2015 | CNN Wire
    After the devastating attacks in Paris, some Muslims have been threatened and even attacked. But one little boy didn’t want to just stand by after a mosque in his hometown was desecrated. The Islamic Center of Pflugerville, a mosque in a strip mall in the suburbs of Austin, Texas, was vandalized on Monday. On the way to morning prayers, community members of the mosque found feces smeared on the sidewalk and torn pages of the Quran, the Islamic holy book, scattered outside the center. When her 7-year-old-son, Jack, heard about what happened to the local mosque, he wanted to help...
  • University of Texas, Austin: Frat Vandals Issue Statement

    05/02/2017 10:10:18 AM PDT · by Jedidah · 23 replies
    It's Going Down, Choosing Sides, Getting Organized ^ | April 21, 2017 | Anonymous conspirator
    Editor’s Note: A wave of vandalism has broken out at the University of Texas in Austin. Various frats have been vandalized with the words “racist” and “rapist” among other slogans. One of the frats targeted held a controversial “border patrol” party in 2015 which garnished some media attention. A study published in March of 2017 found that 15% of undergraduate women on UT campus reported being raped. Actual statistics are believed to be much higher. The following anonymous transmission was sent to IGD from a group of people claiming to take credit for the vandalism and in this essay they...
  • Flyers depicting racist caricature of African-Americans found at UT

    05/02/2017 11:34:16 AM PDT · by Timpanagos1 · 94 replies
    Austin American Statesman ^ | 5/2/17 | Eric Webb
    Anti-African-American flyers containing a racist slogan and imagery have been found at the University of Texas at Austin, according to reports on social media Tuesday. The flyers depict a racist caricature of a black man holding a knife and bear the words “Around blacks ... never relax.” UT student Kim Nguyen said she found a flyer on an yellow emergency call machine near the Littlefield Fountain.
  • JUST IN: EMS says body found in West Campus apartment Monday night

    05/02/2017 9:03:54 AM PDT · by Snickering Hound · 16 replies
    Austin American Statesman ^ | 5-2-2017 | Nolan Hicks
    Austin police found the body of a man believed to be in his 20s inside of a West Campus apartment Monday evening, Austin-Travis County EMS officials confirmed Tuesday morning. Paramedics were called to 2700 block of Nueces Street around 8:15 p.m. and declared the man dead around 8:30 p.m., EMS Capt. Rick Rutledge said. The man appeared to be too far gone to be resuscitate, Rutledge said. Rutledge had no further details on the case. Austin police also did not provide additional details or say whether this was an isolated incident.
  • His Name is Harrison Brown, and it is Ripe Time.

    05/02/2017 7:45:55 AM PDT · by Ulmius · 14 replies
    Vanity | May 2, 2017 | Ulmius
    Look at his picture. This hits home, fellow FReepers. Really. While there is some verification that still needs to be done concerning the exact inspiration for Kendrex White's actions, we can all be sure that this was done in the name of white hatred and/or Antifa. This young man is dead now, others wounded. This kid was part of my generation; in fact, he was younger than me. He was handsome, healthy and surrounded by brothers whom cherished him, types which cared about their fellow students, I can bet you money. He had a family and a girlfriend that...
  • One dead, several injured in University of Texas campus stabbing

    05/01/2017 12:23:10 PM PDT · by Timpanagos1 · 56 replies
    KXAN ^ | 5/1/17 | Calily Bien
    AUSTIN (KXAN) — Authorities are responding to reports of a stabbing on the University of Texas at Austin campus Monday afternoon. Austin police say they’re assisting university police at 2101 Speedway, which is near Gregory Gym. Austin-Travis County EMS says they are responding to reports of multiple people stabbed. The agency says one person has died and three more were injured. Austin police say they have one person in custody. A KXAN intern says authorities have evacuated Gregory Gym as of 2:10 p.m.
  • UT Austin stabbing: 1 killed, at least 2 others wounded, suspect in custody

    05/01/2017 1:33:38 PM PDT · by Mechanicos · 57 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 1, 2017 | Fox News
    DEVELOPING – A stabbing attack on the campus of the University of Texas at Austin on Monday killed one person and wounded at least two others, emergency workers said, as school officials confirmed a suspect was in custody.
  • Multiple stabbed at UT Austin

    05/01/2017 12:53:10 PM PDT · by bgill · 31 replies
    FOX7 ^ | May 1, 2017 | FOX7
    Multiple people were stabbed near Gregory Gym at the University of Texas at Austin Monday afternoon, according to Austin-Travis County EMS. One person is dead on scene and three other victims are being transported, according to EMS.
  • Rent-free apartment offered for participants in Austin reality show (TX)

    04/22/2017 12:39:15 PM PDT · by bgill · 6 replies
    keyetv ^ | April 21, 2017 | CBS Austin
    You could live rent-free in Austin -- and get on TV -- if you're picked for a new show. Lime Pictures is looking for people to sign up to live in the "greatest apartment building in Austin." The company isn't being picky about who can apply either. They're accepting applications from families, single people, and roommates.
  • Bomb threat at Walmart on Ben White Boulevard (Austin, TX)

    04/18/2017 8:06:29 PM PDT · by bgill · 6 replies
    FOX 7 ^ | April 18, 2017 | staff
    Austin authorities have confirmed a bomb threat at the Walmart located on Ben White Boulevard. A suspicious package was found in the building. People inside are being evacuated and the APD EOD SWAT team is on its way.
  • MoPac delays push government agency to dip into savings for debt payments

    04/16/2017 10:13:25 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 29 replies
    The Austin Business Journal ^ | March 30, 2017 | Staff Report
    More than a year behind schedule, the massive project to add toll lanes to 11 miles of MoPac Expressway is now costing the government agency overseeing construction some of its savings. The Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority is dipping into its cash reserves to repay some of the $230 million it owes to the Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization, the Austin American-Statesman reports. The agency said once the rest of the toll lanes open — which is now projected to happen June 15, per the Statesman — the revenue collected will solve such cash flow problems. The tolls are expected...
  • Trump Building Plan: How One Public-Private Deal Hit a Bumpy Road

    04/12/2017 10:10:09 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 12 replies
    NBC News ^ | April 5, 2017 | Jane C. Timm
    Texas had high hopes for the southern segments of SH 130, a 41-mile stretch of the high-speed toll road east of San Antonio. The state had put off building that stretch of road until a pair of investors stepped forward and offered what sounded like a great deal: Texas would get a big check for turning the rights to build and operate the toll road over to a private entity, a move that would give the state a new highway and a share of the tolls. The state would own the road and rake in revenue, but wouldn't have to...
  • ICE Raids Target Austin, Texas

    03/30/2017 8:18:46 AM PDT · by BradtotheBone · 37 replies
    International Business Times ^ | March 30, 2017 | Chris Riotta
    Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) deliberately targeted Austin, Texas after talks between the agency’s officials and local authorities went awry, U.S. Magistrate Judge Andrew Austin said during a public court session Tuesday. Immigration officials reported at least 50 people were arrested in Austin – typically described as a sanctuary city for its welcoming stance on immigration – early last month after a federal crackdown began following President Donald Trump’s inauguration. The raids began after Travis County Sheriff Sally Hernandez met with an ICE field office director to discuss the federal government’s new immigration guidelines under Trump. Instead of working with...
  • Immigrants find sanctuary in growing Austin church network

    03/25/2017 3:16:03 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 25, 2017 9:17 AM EDT | Claudia Lauer
    Senior Minister Meg Barnhouse knows she’ll need beds, a dresser, chairs and a mirror to make the classroom at the First Unitarian Universalist Church of Austin feel more like a home for a mother and her young daughter who are still deciding whether they will become the latest immigrants seeking sanctuary from deportation by moving into a church. It would be the second time Barnhouse’s congregation had offered sanctuary. She was hesitant in 2015 because of the unknown legal and insurance risks, but this time she agreed immediately. There is growing fear in the city’s immigrant community as President Donald...
  • Austin, Texas: Texas' liberal cancer

    03/21/2017 2:19:34 PM PDT · by antidemoncrat · 9 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | 3/21/2017 | Natalie Johnson
    A single county in central Texas accounted for nearly three-fourths of the 206 undocumented immigrants who were released. Travis County authorities freed 142 people who entered the United States illegally and were subject to deportation. A homicide suspect, a convicted arsonist, and multiple individuals convicted of aggravated assault were among those released by local law enforcement across 118 jurisdictions between Jan. 28 to Feb. 3.