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US companies distance themselves from NRA as pressure mounts, using the #BoycottNRA hashtag
Police seeking identity of man hit by train in New Braunfels on Friday
GOP asks: Should all toll road projects be subject to public vote?
In Austin-area House race, candidates’ party loyalties at question
RT @txmusicoffice: For all the right reasons, Charlie Sexton is Austin music’s MVP… via @statesman #texasmusic #ch…
PolitiFact: Patrick’s teacher raise idea didn’t actually supply money
Oprah Winfrey explains why she didn't respond to Trump's tweet
White House locked down after vehicle strikes barrier
JUST IN: Teen pleads guilty to Kyle drive-by shooting, sentenced to 25 years for murder
UPDATE: Police: Stolen car chase ends near Jarrell with arrest of two people
Motion to toss out key evidence in Judge Kocurek shooting denied
RT @AP: BREAKING: Official: White House on lockdown after vehicle strikes security barrier.
Chase on I-35 in Williamson County ends in arrest
RT @cosbo4: Police chase on Interstate 35 in Williamson County has ended with driver being arrested, sheriff said. Chase involved Pflugervi…
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LIVE: Students who have walked out at Anderson High School are now observing 17 minutes of silence to honor Florida shooting victims
LIVE: Students at Anderson High School are staging a walkout and demanding stricter gun control
UPDATE: Dense fog lingering in Austin; Saturday temps could hit 75 #atxweather
UPDATE: SWAT standoff in Southeast Austin ends without arrest
PHOTOS: Nearly 300 Bailey Middle School students stage walkout, demand stricter gun control
Historical marker honors story of formerly enslaved Austin residents
EXCLUSIVE: Citing fatal flaws, Texas starts over on rare lizard-protection plan
Should you talk about your pay? Career experts weigh in
Dog with birth-defected paws takes first steps with prosthetics
MORE INFO: Teen made threats to Akins High with smoke bombs, ammo, police say
RT @varsity_news: Snoop Dogg shouts out Westlake grad/Super Bowl QB Nick Foles in new track
RT @MDWilsonSA: Austin police identify 17-year-old former student arrested after Akins High lockdown.……
UPDATE: More than 100 students walk out of Austin middle school, demanding stricter gun laws
Former Trump campaign official to plead guilty
JUST IN: Austin police identify 17-year-old former student arrested for threatening to 'shoot and blow up' Akins High
LIVE: Students at Bailey Middle School chant 'we want change' after staging walkout
LIVE: Students are staging a walkout and calling for stricter gun laws at at Bailey Middle School
UPDATE: SWAT responding to possibly armed person in Montopolis
TODAY: More Austin students plan walkouts calling for stricter gun laws
RT @moodycollege: .@UTRTF's @PaulStekler is in the @statesman on the artistic visuals and score of the film “Koyaanisqatsi” in the lead up…
WEATHER ALERT: Watch out for dense fog in Central Texas until 11 a.m. #atxweather
NOW: Police searching for possibly armed person in Southeast Austin
Modern end tables are stylish and easily moveable, making them functional gems for your home décor – and now they’re becoming a design mainstay! #ad @CopenhagenLivin
Texas drug ring included sales of black tar heroin from chicken restaurant drive-through window
Texas drug ring included sales of black tar heroin from chicken restaurant drive-through window
Barack Obama to student activists: ‘We’ve been waiting for you’
Heavy rain prompts New Braunfels to close Comal River for recreation
‘Teen Mom’ star Farrah Abraham says TV crew, exec ‘sex shamed’ her during show filmed in Austin
ICYMI: Judicial candidate Chantal Eldridge was accused of having sex with 16-year-old foreign-exchange student. Our exclusive:
ICYMI: @GovAbbott spares death row inmate’s life, heeding father’s plea
Texas superintendent threatens suspension for students who protest gun laws
Florida man screams, yells 'murderers!' as he's put to death
FORECAST: Rains, slick roads during morning commute; temps to reach 67
RT @NWSSanAntonio: 520a: If you’re going to be traveling along I-35 this morning, it’s going to be a wet drive. Showers and storms are movi…
Lawsuit accuses Taylor facility of forcing immigrant detainees to work for little or no pay:
WEATHER UPDATE: Thunderstorms moving through Austin area ...
‘What happened to Austin?’ This one-handed barber has a story to tell
Teen charged with making threats, prompts Akins High lockdown
After lawsuit threat, Texas agency changes voter registration policy
PHOTOS: Akins High School lockdown on Feb. 22
@kherman: Should doctors play with guns?
4 Democrats vie for Congress in Williamson, Bell counties
In new South Austin development, smart homes come with a roommate: Alexa
UPDATE: Senate Democrats urge Uresti to resign his position
Denton man won’t register as sex offender after attack on Austin trip
Commentary: Hamilton and Madison never imagined assault weapons
Austin launches Anti-Displacement Task Force to combat gentrification
PHOTOS: Cedar Park girls practice for first UIL regional tournament on Feb. 22
Arrests target 145 immigrants in Texas with criminal history, ICE says
RT @AP: BREAKING: Missouri Gov. Greitens says he made mistake but "did not commit a crime"; attacks prosecutor as "reckless liberal."
The annual @econvitalityATX's People's Gallery opens this weekend at @austintexasgov city hall and the @statesman interviewed exhibition coordinator Suzanne Burton. Read the article in full here → #ArtinAustin
Police: Man hit woman with pickup after she refused his advances
Read @chucklindell's original story about the Whitaker case:
BREAKING: @GovAbbott agrees to spare death row inmate Thomas Whitaker's life, heeding father’s plea
EXCLUSIVE: Judicial candidate Chantal Eldridge was accused of having sex with 16-year-old foreign-exchange student. @tplohetski and @AutulloAAS report:
The Latest: Florida sheriff: Deputy never entered school in shooting
Grand jury indicts Missouri governor who admitted affair
RT @AP: BREAKING: Sheriff: Deputy on duty at school where 17 were killed never went inside to engage shooter and has now resigned.
RT @AP: BREAKING: Grand jury indicts Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens on felony invasion of privacy charges stemming from an affair in 2015.
New charges brought against ex-Trump campaign associates
BREAKING UPDATE: 17-year-old arrested after making threats, prompts Akins High lockdown
RT @Katie_Statesman: Police seized a magazine & ammunition from him, but no gun, chief says.
RT @Katie_Statesman: A 17yo former student who “threatened to shoot and blow up” Akins HS today has been arrested, AISD PD chief says.
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RT @AP: BREAKING: Special counsel brings new tax charges against ex-Trump campaign chair Paul Manafort and business associate.
LIVE: @AustinISD is providing info about the lockdown today at Akins High School. Read more:
UPDATE: Bowie High School student hit, critically injured by car Wednesday
Scott Milder’s longshot Lt. Gov. bid gets boost from education groups
These Texas schools, including @stedwardsu, are ideal for B students, study says:
JUST IN: Man killed, another critically injured in crash in FM 620 near Lake Travis
Amid privacy concerns, ‘virtual’ wall brings powerful spy tech to border
One Texas city is getting a taco fest. But it’s not Austin...
Brendan Fraser says Golden Globe ex-president sexually assaulted him, derailing his career
BREAKING: More than 140 arrested during Texas immigration enforcement operation in mid-February
BREAKING: More than 140 arrested during Texas immigration enforcement operation in mid-February
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After lawsuit threat, Texas agency to change voter registration policy
Still getting tons of cookbooks at the @statesman for our cookbook drive! Anyone recognize this pattern and the cookbook it graces? Feel free to bring your used cookbooks to 305 South Congress Ave. We donate them to groups around Austin! #tweetme #relis…
MORE INFO: Suspicious person found after Akins High lockdown; parents retrieving students
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Police ID 23-year-old pedestrian killed in South Austin last weekend
Smithville woman gets 20 years for violating probation in child’s death
Man accused of pulling gun on off-duty cop in South Austin traffic, affidavit says
BREAKING: State Sen. Carlos Uresti found guilty of all counts in fraud case
UPDATE: Akins High School lockdown lifted
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NOW: Akins High School students told to shelter in place
There’s only one more week to help us find the best nurses in Austin! Tell us who deserves to be honored at our big red carpet event for #NationalNursesWeek in May Learn more at #RecognizingNurses
Hundreds of Austin-area students walk out in wake of Florida shooting
RT @statesman: Why eat out on a cold night when you can be a chef at home? @broylesa with a cozy recipe: #atxwx #at…
RT @LMarcEllison: "Beyond ‘Incident’: How Zach Theatre adapts shows for people with #autism" includes listing of specific environmental changes & awareness efforts carried out to make show more sensory friendly… @statesman #sensoryfriendly
RT @ariauber: In today's @statesman: With skyrocketing agave prices, tequila producers like the Austin-based @DULCE_VIDA worry about a shor…
The recent announcement of the @ContemporaryATX's impending facelift of #LagunaGloria is great news for the dynamic #Austin art scene. Learn more via @statesman @outandabout
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