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Austin police to host several ‘no questions asked’ gun surrender programs this year atxne.ws/3aD0eGN
Chief Manley on pot: ‘At this point, nothing will change’ atxne.ws/3aGFGx9
Taylor police warn of scammer posing on phone as officer atxne.ws/2NV9Se4
UPDATE: Gov. Greg Abbott blames downtown Austin stabbing attacks on homeless ordinance changes atxne.ws/2NWqOB7
JUST IN: Baylor student joins Texas A&M case being tested for coronavirus atxne.ws/3aFIo6a
The City of Austin is asking the University of Texas to consider extending both the Brackenridge Development Agreement and the Lions Municipal Golf Course lease on a month-to-month basis. atxne.ws/38J2HxT
In 2019, big deals drove Austin VC funding to a two-decade high atxne.ws/37rlJIy
Accent chairs provide function in addition to style, especially if they add a pop of color. Something that will never go out of style in the home! #ad Learn More atxne.ws/36lpMor https://t.co/6yXotlWMy4
Police tally 21 Austin bank robberies last year, first dip since 2014 atxne.ws/2Gkx1Cz
A man has been accused of shooting another man to death at a homeless camp in Southeast Austin, Austin police said atxne.ws/38GcGUG
All it will take for Central Texas to become the next area engulfed by catastrophic wildfires like those seen in Australia is a dry spring and summer, an errant flame and sustained winds, @Ozzy_Statesman reports: atxne.ws/3aGAzNy
LIVE: Austin Police Chief Manley is speaking about several issues today, including the city's new marijuana enforcement rules atxne.ws/30RAkKZ https://t.co/D0UvGCUc8I
A woman stabbed five people Thursday night in downtown Austin, police said atxne.ws/2NWqOB7
“They have removed, seemingly, any legal consequences to the actions where the homeless lie, sleep, where they defecate,” @GregAbbott_TX said 1/ atxne.ws/3aFIiLW
 
@PolitiFactTexas found, however, that even when regulations were at their most lax, they included provisions preventing camping in certain areas and legal consequences for violating the policy 2/2 atxne.ws/3aFIiLW
Austin’s latest unemployment rate is once again near a 20-year low, which has made the city a beacon for anyone looking for a job atxne.ws/2TWblof
RT @seasonforcaring: You've done amazing things @statesman #seasonforcaring in this 21st year. Can we stretch and go beyond $900,000? @cari…
Austin scheduling startup Kronologic wants to revolutionize the sales calendar atxne.ws/2vkluRE
@TRSofTexas has disclosed partial costs of its office lease in an upscale high-rise under construction in downtown Austin atxne.ws/30Poj8U
A new court filing shows an Austin police detective who investigated the fight does not believe a hate crime occurred. atxne.ws/38IhAAx
Startup Spotlight: Austin’s Moon Ultra aims to make mark with mobile lighting device atxne.ws/2uzdMCz
Are you at risk of catching the coronavirus? Here's everything you need to know about the virus holding Wuhan, China under siege. atxne.ws/3aDhThD
No matter what’s trending - we have classic furniture pieces that you will love having in your home for years to come. #ad Learn More atxne.ws/36lpMor https://t.co/8BpMx9EPM9
The New Orleans Saints are going to court to keep the public from seeing hundreds of emails that allegedly show team executives aided the Archdiocese of New Orleans in its “pattern and practice of concealing its crimes.” atxne.ws/2urYf7G
After years of traveling the world in search of a cure for his debilitating pain, Justin Hedgecock finally has been able to resume his life of guiding for bears and sheep in Alaska and elk in Montana. atxne.ws/2vctzYm
📷 GALLERY: Today in history, Jan. 24 atxne.ws/2RlMmt4
House Democrats will focus on the accusation that President Donald Trump obstructed Congress when they resume and complete their opening argument Friday in the Senate trial. atxne.ws/2vcnTxw
NFL free agent Antonio Brown spent last night in jail after turning himself in on multiple charges that included burglary with battery. atxne.ws/36njfJZ
With highs in the upper 60s and sunny skies, Friday's weather seems darn delightful! atxne.ws/2RJsOxC
The Canadian women's national soccer team is currently training in Austin, Texas in hopes of qualifying for the Olympics. One of their young talents is Longhorns sophomore @GrossoJulia. atxne.ws/2TUDyw2
A man in Bastop was arrested this week for selling off-brand generators as original Honda generators, which is a state jail felony under trademark counterfeiting. atxne.ws/2uqD3yW
Firefly on Thursday said that during a Wednesday test of a launch vehicle at the Burnet County site, the company “experienced a test anomaly resulting in a small fire on our test stand" atxne.ws/2TTd9yD
At least 37 fatalities were reported on Texas 21 in the study area between 2016 and 2018 atxne.ws/3aGCIbV
No one was hurt after a "possible explosion" at an aerospace facility in Burnet County, but the incident forced nearby residents to evacuate Wednesday night. atxne.ws/2RjRkX7
Hundreds of scooters are being dumped in Austin’s waterways. City officials are looking into studying the effect that has on creeks, lakes and rivers atxne.ws/36nZyln
RT @MrAndySevilla: ELECTION: #Bastrop school board calls $140 million bond election for safety and security upgrades, instructional program…
BREAKING: The Austin City Council has voted to end the prosecution of low-level misdemeanor marijuana possession atxne.ws/2GfUPaM
Mark your calendars. @UTAustin and @txst are set to face off for the first time since 1930 atxne.ws/3aDpVHh
Currently, 19 of 31 senators must support a bill before it can get a floor vote. Dan Patrick vows to have that number lowered, requiring less cooperation before senators can vote on legislation atxne.ws/3axxOhz
UPDATE: Texas A&M student may have possible case of coronavirus, university officials say atxne.ws/2RHzWKU
An Austin police officer was temporarily suspended after making a comment last summer to two attorneys about how a judge should have been shot atxne.ws/37m7sNB
NOW: Possible case of coronavirus being investigated in Texas atxne.ws/2RHzWKU
The person, who recently traveled from Wuhan, China, is reportedly being kept isolated at home while more testing is conducted atxne.ws/2RHzWKU
Lazaro Ponce said didn’t know police detectives wanted to speak with him because he and his wife, who are homeless, left El Paso weeks after the massacre atxne.ws/38rnlCq
UPDATE: Person trapped in Austin drainage tunnel system for 2 days has been rescued atxne.ws/37knozG
UPDATE: Search teams have made contact with a person who said they’ve been trapped in a North Austin drainage tunnel system for two days atxne.ws/37knozG
RT @drdavidz: Honored to be profiled by @LuzMorenoLozano & @statesman. Local journalism matters. This shares my path turning 50 and trying…
UPDATE: Person reportedly trapped in Austin drainage tunnel system for 2 days atxne.ws/37knozG
HAPPENING NOW: Person reportedly trapped in a manhole in North Austin atxne.ws/37knozG
Applicants will be denied tourist visas if they are determined by officers to be coming to the U.S. primarily to give birth atxne.ws/2RiUZ7w
RT @marymhuber: I’m here at the @LBJLibrary for a panel on the #2020Census and its implications for Texas — budget, business and politics.…
@statesman newsroom selfie with two awesome reporters. Thankful they’re on my team https://t.co/lJg0IMG3I4
RT @LuzMorenoLozano: Before he was anything, he was a runner (@drdavidz)! I wrote a story about a fellow @austinmarathon trainee and his pa…
Brené Brown, an internationally acclaimed researcher, author and speaker, will return to the University of Texas this spring to deliver the keynote address at the class of 2020 commencement. atxne.ws/30PgfFm
UPDATE: Southbound I-35 reopened after truck lost its cargo, police say twitter.com/statesman/stat…
The southbound lanes of Interstate 35 North, including its entry ramp at 51st Street, are closed after a truck lost its cargo on the road, Austin police said. atxne.ws/2uut4sA
UPDATE: 1 killed, 1 injured in Southeast Austin crash, medics say twitter.com/statesman/stat…
A STAR Flight helicopter is responding to a two-vehicle crash in Southeast Austin involving two people, Austin-Travis County EMS medics said. atxne.ws/37mAjkM
At least one person was killed and seven others injured — including a child — after a dispute in front of a McDonald’s led to a shooting in downtown Seattle on Wednesday night. atxne.ws/36lCX8Q
Here's what's going on at the first Austin City Council meeting of the year: atxne.ws/36o9dbA
Michelle Carter will be released from jail today after serving most of a 15-month sentence for coercing her suicidal boyfriend to kill himself in 2014. atxne.ws/2RLaeVQ
Catch up on the highlights from yesterday's impeachment Senate trial of President Trump: atxne.ws/2TOvXio
China decided Thursday to lock down three cities that are home to more than 18 million people in an unprecedented effort to try to contain a deadly new viral illness. atxne.ws/2NQJdPy
“There’s coffee, but it’s miserable coffee” in the cloakrooms, according to Sen. Bill Cassidy, R-La. “I mean you would wish it on a Democrat, no one else,” he said, adding, “Just joking.” atxne.ws/30O7LOL
After a gloomy morning, skies will gradually become sunny and temperatures will reach a high around 67 degrees. atxne.ws/30K4xvA
Austin police homicide detectives are investigating an incident that left one man dead early Thursday in Southeast Austin. atxne.ws/2uumTV2
Some streets in downtown Austin are getting a fresh coat of red paint. This time, will they fade into the maroon hue of Longhorn rival Texas A&M? atxne.ws/2TPkejz
Person killed in 2-car crash on West Cesar Chavez Street atxne.ws/2NSC1m5
JUST IN: Fire at aerospace facility triggers Burnet County evacuations atxne.ws/2ulKJCH
After weeks of rumors and troubling off-the-record tales of mismanagement, @statesman reporting that, “Trudy's, a staple in Austin's Tex-Mex restaurant scene since 1977, has filed for bankruptcy protection.” statesman.com/business/20200…
Two Texas Republicans explain why they aren’t afraid to call Trump out on Twitter atxne.ws/2uqAdtA
“I can assure you that Texas A&M’s research is driven by science. Period," Texas A&M Chancellor John Sharp wrote in a letter to Harvard's president atxne.ws/3aD0llC
Sheriff’s detective seizes $33,000 in Georgetown traffic stop atxne.ws/36jJOjk
Why did only 9 Pease Elementary families choose an East Austin school? atxne.ws/2TNA2n1
Texas women’s program lost funding for kicking out Planned Parenthood. Trump administration just restored it. atxne.ws/2RgF3mm
A federal appeals court has rejected efforts to revive a lawsuit that sought to allow distribution of the do-it-yourself 3D-printed gun plans atxne.ws/2us1MmE
Soon you'll be seeing red in Austin traffic. But literally 😡 atxne.ws/30MCHP2
A Nobel Prize-winning scientist and a pair of Dallas philanthropists and civic leaders have been named 2020 History-Making Texans atxne.ws/2tHlU40
Austin’s Vapor IO raises $90 million to expand computing platform atxne.ws/2sOd8Rf
A 31-year-old woman was arrested after police accused her of spitting on an officer and twerking half-naked on top of a car parked outside of a North Austin grocery store atxne.ws/2REe7vK
RT @nicolecobler: Former U.S. Rep. Lamar Smith introduces @chiproytx & @DanCrenshawTX at TPPF’s annual Policy Orientation, calling them “co…
Southeast Austin shooting suspect arrested after wounded in the groin, police say atxne.ws/2v6LqQq
Morrow told the @statesman that calling him misogynist is slanderous because he loves beautiful women atxne.ws/30OWjSL
If you live in Austin, embrace the spoils of this great city! 🤘 #Staycation like a pro with this great @austin360 guide by @statesman staff ✨ bit.ly/39UAYLM
Woman charged with murder in stabbing death at a New Braunfels home atxne.ws/2uq4Q2k
A New Braunfels radar that collects weather data for Central Texas will be shut down temporarily while undergoing major repairs atxne.ws/2RhwAPT
Global financial giant Citadel Securities has opened an Austin office that will serve as a research and innovation hub, the company said. atxne.ws/3az5w66
RT @lara_korte: @TAMU Earlier this month I wrote about the academic chaos that ensued after researchers published this article about the he…
RT @madlinbmek: South Austin Freebirds to reopen after deadly stabbing, sales to benefit family of Johnathan Aguilar, who was killed earlie…
Throughout a trailblazing career, Willy T. Ribbs met animosity head-on. As the first African-American to test a Formula One car and compete in the Indy 500, that meant throwing his share of punches. atxne.ws/36kN3a6
It's marathon season in Texas. How do runners in the Lone Star State rank compared to the rest of the country? atxne.ws/2TK6GG5
Freebirds World Burrito in South Austin, where 34-year-old Johnathan Aguilar was stabbed to death earlier this month, is reopening to customers on Wednesday. All proceeds on Wednesday will go to Aguilar’s family. atxne.ws/2Rfgmqr
United Nations experts called for an "immediate investigation" into information they received that suggests Jeff Bezos' phone was hacked after receiving a file sent from Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s WhatsApp account. atxne.ws/38sEs6M
📷 GALLERY: Today in history, Jan. 22 atxne.ws/3awCPH2
The U.S. on Tuesday reported its first case of a new and potentially deadly virus circulating in China, saying a Washington state resident who returned last week from the outbreak’s epicenter was hospitalized near Seattle. atxne.ws/2Ggdqng
Two fires broke out overnight Wednesday, displacing four people and damaging a church, Austin fire officials said. atxne.ws/36cvt8g
The discredited practice of conversion therapy for LGBTQ children is now banned in Utah, making it the 19th state and one of the most conservative to prohibit it. atxne.ws/2veZ1W7
Harvey Weinstein's defense has ‘dozens and dozens and dozens of loving emails to Mr. Weinstein’ it wants to use to discredit witnesses. atxne.ws/2NSt9x0
It’s time, Central Texas! Whip out those rain boots and grab that umbrella because the day is going to be a wet one. atxne.ws/2sLZ4rp
Austin City Council members are jumping into the new year with a new round of funding to address homelessness. atxne.ws/2TOMtii
“It just makes sense in this environment for us to lead the way and for us to dedicate our limited resources on investing in our community rather than investing in pursuing low-level marijuana offenses.” atxne.ws/3azVl19
Travis appraisal district restores in-person protest hearings atxne.ws/2tvrSFd
UT’s athletic department only recently lifted a longstanding policy that did not allow the official retirement of numbers worn by female athletes. Now, #8, worn by Texas pitcher Cat Osterman nearly 19 years ago, will join the ranks atxne.ws/30ITK4K
Survey company QuestionPro moves HQ from California to Austin atxne.ws/3avMq0F
 
 
 
 
 
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