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DOWN TO THREE: Finalists announced for Austin’s director of libraries ...
Troubled trucking firm faces scrutiny after Texas deaths
House passes tree bill decried as ‘a poke in the eye of the governor’ #txlege……
Patches of Central Texas slip into severe drought as heat drags on
Chipotle will soon serve queso. Don't get your hopes up yet.
Commentary: How local government will wrest back authority of cities
Commentary: Why the ‘genius’ of South Terminal works for millennials
PHOTOS: A look at Austin's Community First! Village on July 27
House panel advances teacher pay, retiree health care bill #specialsession #txlege #txed
TxDOT reconsiders plan for U.S. 183 toll lanes
Boutique Canopy hotel planned for West Sixth Street
UPDATE: Manor brush fire contained
RT @AP: BREAKING: Speaker Paul Ryan says House willing to negotiate a final health care bill with Senate to ease GOP senators' doubts.
Senate sends bill to Trump that toughens sanctions on Russia, Iran, North Korea
Who is Anthony @Scaramucci, the new White House communications director?
Will the Texas Legislature go "20 for 20" during its special session? Follow along with our legislative tracker too……
Leander woman grateful her two cats rescued from house fire
BREAKING: 30-acre brush fire burning east of Manor
Kyle’s first charter school scheduled to open in fall 2018
JUST IN: All 15 detainees from Texas Capitol immigration protest released, group says
Austin family reunited with stolen puppy after TV news crew spots suspected thief
@kherman: I’ve got the answer for the Texas #bathroombill situation #txlege #specialsession
House GOP passes $788B bill for Pentagon, border wall
Lawmakers scaling back provisions in ‘hyper-grandfathering’ bill
UPDATE: Smithville fatality caused by collision between two 18-wheelers, police say
Georgetown lowers property tax rate in proposed budget
RT @marymhuber: Man who died was hanging from cab by seatbelt, Smithville hospital staff removed him & brought him inside, where he later d…
RT @marymhuber: Smithville Police Chief confirms one man dead after two 18-wheelers collided on Texas 71 & Hill Rd. Other driver was treate…
Slain store owner was targeted in North Austin shooting, police say
RT @marymhuber: Authorities out here still gathering information about the 18-wheeler crash. Smithville Police Chief expected to give more…
State grants $13.5 million for 132-unit affordable complex in Mueller
RT @andreeball: Watch: @tplohetski and I discuss the Greg Kelley case, the developments and what's coming up.…
RT @AP: BREAKING: House passes $788B bill combining Pentagon budget, veterans programs, and $1.6B down payment on U.S.-Mexico wall.
As Lady Liberty, Peace Costanzo spreads message of love at Capitol
RT @marymhuber: Smithville hospital staff said they grabbed extinguishers to put out flames after 18-wheeler crash, roadway along Texas 71…
RT @marymhuber: Witnesses say two gravel trucks involved in fatal crash in Smithville but no confirmation from authorities.
RT @marymhuber: Smithville hospital staff were having emergency training when 18-wheeler crashed outside, staff said they helped lift drive…
RT @marymhuber: Scenes from a fatal 18-wheeler crash in Smithville. Awaiting more information from authorities.
NOTHING TO SEE, FOLKS: False call prompts large emergency response in South Austin along I-35
One confirmed dead in Smithville crash on Texas 71, officials say
RT @marymhuber: At least one dead in 18-wheeler crash in Smithville in #Bastrop County. One the way to the scene now with updates. https://…
Public to meet Austin library director finalists tonight
Texas mom thwarts child abduction at Grand Prairie Kroger
Austin no longer holds No. 1 spot on list of America’s best cities to live in
GREG KELLEY CASE: Surprises from 2014 trial are fodder for new hearing
The American-Statesman’s Top 25 countdown: No. 3 USC
Analysts say it’s likely Rangers will trade Yu Davish
Report: Astros focused on acquiring Justin Wilson
Tune in at the Statesman's Facebook page. Read the latest developments here:……
Cops: His wedding called off, Texas man torches 8 cars in NY
The American-Statesman’s Top 25 countdown: No. 4 USC
Texas man ordered to pay child support for another man's child
JUST IN: Texas House votes again to move forward on tree bill Abbott vetoed #txlege……
RT @RalphBarrera: TX Rep. Donna Howard debates an amendment to #HB13, abortion legislation, before majority passage 2nd reading. #txlefe #a…
Lightning strikes cost more than $1 million in damage to Leander homes #atxweather
Got questions about the special session of the Texas Legislature? Ask away...…
JUST IN: Mobile Loaves & Fishes homes to get $2 million grant from Downtown Austin Alliance
Mich. Marine dog with cancer gets tear-filled farewell
Five tips for selecting art for your home. #ad
RT @BrittanyEck: The @jlaustinorg turns out supervolunteers; you could be like them… by @outandabout via @statesman
Joint Chiefs: Transgender policy won't change until Pentagon gets it in writing from Trump
UPDATE: Sheriff’s office identifies two dead in Paige fire Wednesday
A&M Chancellor John Sharp: ‘I’d like to put the Texas-A&M game back together’
Here are answers to 11 questions you asked us about life here in Austin
Austin police seek help in finding robber targeting store pharmacies
Better pack your bags -- Austin no longer holds No. 1 spot on list of America’s best cities to live in……
Austin family says they reunited with puppy after someone took him from their yard
RT @SebasAHerrera: We found what's at the end of a rainbow... The @statesman, of course. (via @kbohls)
Alexa, who is the richest person on Earth? Jeff Bezos beats out Bill Gates
On Second Thought Podcast: Baylor coach Matt Rhule joins @CedGolden and @kbohls
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NEW DETAILS: Man targeted in North Austin shooting last night, police say
House panel OKs teacher pay raise, retiree health bills #specialsession #txlege
We asked for your questions. We picked three. Vote and tell us which you'd like to see answered, and we'll get on i……
Five tips for choosing art for your home. #ad
Report: Iran successfully launches satellite-carrying rocket
RT @raisingaustin: What are you doing this weekend in Austin with family? @austin360 @statesman @BookPeople @ThinkeryATX @txmost… https://t…
Missing Florida woman found because she saved her scent with kit
HYDRATE, HYDRATE: Scorching, near-record heat Thursday, Friday; weekend rain possible
Isolated Qatar hires firm founded by former Trump aide Corey Lewandowski
Why you still can't ditch your cable box
Why Twitter won't ban President Donald Trump
Beverly Hills cops: Justin Bieber accidentally hits photographer with pickup truck
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Lollis hits walk-off single, Sacramento beats Round Rock Express:
PHOTOS: Shooting on East Cesar Chavez Street on July 26 ....
Marlins record 22-10 win vs Texas, Darvish; Beltre 3 hits ...
Morris's 88th-minute goal gives US Gold Cup title:
RT @klyttleAAS: It's a tournament title, folks. #USMNT halfway to Confederations Cup. #USAvJAM. #GoldCup2017
UPDATE: DACA recipients detained during pro-immigrant rights sit-in released from Travis County Jail ...……
PHOTOS: Planned Parenthood supporters protest at Capitol on July 26 ....
Rupp, Nola help Phillies blank Astros 9-0:
See images from the scene of a double shooting on the 6700 block of Guadalupe Street in Austin on Wednesday ...……
UPDATE: Police asking for public’s help in finding suspects in North Austin fatal shooting:
US Attorney General threatens to cut some grants to ‘sanctuary cities’
JUST IN: Man shot, injured in East Austin, EMS says:
BREAKING: All Ford police SUVs likely to be taken off street, city officials say ....
Senate clears most Abbott priorities, shifting attention to House: #txlege #specialsession
RT @AustinClassical: Check out this article by @outandabout in the @statesman about i/we! July 28-29 @blantonmuseum. Thanks, Michael! https…
Looks like @statesman's photographer @photo_Brazziell right on the scene getting pictures of it all...…
Mayors of Texas’ largest cities are left out of a meeting with Gov. Abbott. via @statesman #txlege
RT @raisingaustin: Thinking about creating a community garden? Here's how one Austin neighborhood is doing that. @austin360 @statesman htt…
Attendees at the @mediatechvent podcasting panel at the @statesman tonight:
Our own @TollyM is on this free podcasting panel tonight being held at the @statesman, hosted by @mediatechvent
RT @raisingaustin: What are you doing in August with your family in Austin? Check our calendar @austin360 @statesman @AustinPublicLib… http…
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