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UFO images released by Blink 182 singer are real and should not have been released, Navy confirms
Feeling alone in parenting a kid with mental illness? These programs remind us we’re not
Fire marshal orders evacuation of San Marcos apartment building due to 'stability concerns'
EXCLUSIVE: Burglars targeting high-end apartments in downtown, South Austin, police say
Central Health adopts $291M budget, proposes slight tax increase
Mermaids adding splash of whimsy to San Marcos with downtown parade Saturday
Man charged after deadly hit-and-run in Round Rock in April
Patriots release Antonio Brown after another accusation
Hays County’s $383 million budget prioritizes criminal justice, flood control
Austin Startup Week evolves along with the area’s startup scene
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In wake of Cambridge Analytica scandal, Facebook says it has suspended ‘tens of thousands’ of apps
Correction: The number of registered quarries, rock mining operations and aggregate plants in Texas has increased 1690%.
RT @tplohetski: BUYER WARNING: State says six credit card skimmers found at Pronto C-Store at Research/Ohlen Road.
PHOTOS: Climate change protests from around the world #ClimateStrike
RT @nicolecobler: Just spoke to @wendydavis who is set to speak soon: “I’m here not to stand in front of these students but to stand beside…
JUST IN: Walmart to stop selling electronic cigarettes at its stores
The region’s latest unemployment rate is once again at a 20-year monthly low
RT @nicolecobler: Story so far on today’s #ClimateStrike in Austin👇 I’ll be updating throughout the day…
#ATXcouncil has voted to postpone any action on proposed updates to homeless ordinances on camping and sit/lie provisions
Several hundred student protesters walked out of their Austin-area schools Friday to meet at the Texas Capitol as part of a worldwide #ClimateStrike
RT @nicolecobler: Student organizers are reading off their list of demands for local and state leaders. Big applause for Texas “must declar…
Even though river otters are active year-round, they are typically shy, so sightings are rare
Austin union leader calls for police discussions after phone seizure
RT @nicolecobler: “Y’all bout to go extinct like me.” More signs from Austin’s #ClimateStrike, where dozens of students have walked out of…
For the first time ever, the city of Austin is dedicating tourism tax dollars solely to live music #ATXcouncil
RT @JohnBridges: Have you noticed how mining has changed the Texas Hill Country? In this well-reported and beautifully photographed investi…
4 seriously injured in two separate wrecks in southern Travis County
RT @nicolecobler: I’m in front of the Capitol to cover Austin’s #ClimateStrike. Students from Parkside Community School are here holding si…
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A six-month @statesman/@KVUE investigation has found the industry’s growth has far outpaced state regulatory oversight and that the state has done little to ensure that quarry neighbors don’t suffer ill health effects from the dust the operations emit
After witnessing the exponential growth, some nearby residents, initially drawn to the area for its promise of peace, have chosen to fight back
After witnessing the exponential growth, some nearby residents, drawn to the area for its promise of peace, have chosen to fight back
Quarry growth in Texas continues to became more intrusive, shaking homes, dusting yards and shortening nearby residents' breath. Read the full @statesman/@KVUE investigation, #AWorldRocked, here:
Quarry growth in Texas continues to become more intrusive, shaking homes, dusting yards and shortening nearby residents' breath. Read the full @statesman/@KVUE investigation here:
That's 52 registered rock, sand and gravel quarries and aggregate processing plants in Texas in 2012 -- and 934 in mid-2018
STATESMAN INVESTIGATES: Since 2012, the number of registered quarries, rock mining operations and aggregate plants in Texas has increased 169%
Austin-based Smarter Sorting helps customers turn chemical waste into products.
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch, in Austin to discuss his recently released book, told a crowd at the LBJ Presidential Library that “A Republic, If You Can Keep It" was inspired by his concern about a growing lack of public and political civility.
A broken pipe in the building has forced the Austin Municipal Court in downtown Austin to be closed Friday, city officials said.
The weekend's extended forecast calls for persistent but small chances for rain, and warmer than normal temperatures.
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced his decision to end his campaign in an MSNBC "Morning Joe" interview on Friday.
Imelda is the first named storm to impact the Houston area since Harvey hovered for days and inundated the flood-prone Gulf Coast.
O’Rourke “is getting exposure, but he’s also being painted as the gun control candidate. That’s not a really good place to be when you’re running for president."
Austin bank employee stole over $1 million from customer, feds say
Gun manufacturer Colt will stop production of its AR-15s for civilians due to decreased demand. Via @statesman
Williamson County detective fired over Facebook post with racial slur, sheriff says
RT @daddyrobot: Fire guts South Austin condo project, neighboring apartments. See the site before and after… https:/…
The information about the shooter circulated on Nextdoor and was incorrect
The information about the shooter circulated on… and was incorrect
Police looking for man who attacked woman in Southeast Austin complex
Officials in Houston say there have been more than 1,000 rescues and evacuations because of rising waters
WEATHER UPDATE: Austin airport cancels, delays most Houston flights
PHOTOS: Tropical Storm Imelda causes flooding along Texas coast
WEATHER UPDATE: Rain moving through northern Hays County into Austin
JUST IN: Gunmaker Colt will halt production of AR-15s for civilian market
State Street Corp. cutting 60 jobs in Austin
Man lunged at officer, threatened to kill everyone at Leander business, police say
RT @PhilJankowski: .@defendourhoodz will rally at 6:30 p.m. today at City Hall to protest the "Domain on Riverside," which could get #ATXco…
Police ID motorcyclist killed Sept. 11 in North Austin crash
“What I’m sitting in right now makes Harvey look like a little thunderstorm.”
Cyberattackers demanding a ransom payment shut down access to the Travis Central Appraisal District’s website for a week
RT @PhilJankowski: Hello from Austin City Hall. I'm back here again today for #ATXcouncil’s regular meeting. It’s the second day in a row o…
UPDATE: Fire guts South Austin condo project, damages neighboring apartments…
🚨 JUST IN: NBC brings “Premier League Mornings Live” fan festival to Austin's Scholz Garten this October 🚨⚽
Social media users are updating Imelda's progress in east Texas and Louisiana in real time.
Cross your fingers that today's forecast of 50% chance of rain this afternoon and a high only of 94 holds 🤞
Rain from Tropical Depression Imelda deluged parts of Texas and Louisiana on Thursday, prompting hundreds of water rescues, a hospital evacuation and road closures in areas east of Houston that were hit hard by Hurricane Harvey two years ago.
The U.S. Air Force has issued stern warnings for people not to approach the gates of the Nevada Test and Training Range, where Area 51 is located, though local entrepreneurs have prepared "Alienstock" festival activities for curious visitors.
📷 GALLERY: Today in history, Sept. 19
Asked by CNN what would be the consequence of a U.S. or Saudi strike, Zarif said: “All-out war.” “We won’t blink to defend our territory,” he said.
Time magazine uncovered a yearbook photo of Canadian leader Justin Trudeau posing in brownface makeup at a 2001 costume party.
As many as 1,000 customers were without electricity after a massive fire at a South Austin apartment complex early Thursday morning.
JUST IN: Amazon will add a total of 1,400 tech jobs at its hub its North Austin between two expansions.
Hearing at Austin City Council exposes sharp public divide in camping ban debate
BREAKING: Man shot, critically injured in South Austin, officials say
Average Cedar Park homeowner could see $58 property tax increase under new tax rate
RT @PhilJankowski: .@MayorAdler just said the vote on proposed homeless camping bans will be on Friday.
Third man arrested in Harris County in connection to Samantha Dean murder
A 21-year-old man has been accused by police of exchanging drugs for sex with a 16-year-old
Here’s how you can weigh in on Austin district’s plan to close 12 schools
Roland Corp. acquires Austin firm’s music-making app
“I want you to bring your boldest ideas. I want to hear your voices,” @gregfenves said
RT @AnaMaria_0182: 🎥Growth is booming in Central Texas. Now there’s a battle over its resources. A World Rocked: A @statesman investigatio…
RT @lara_korte: Minutes away from UT President Greg Fenves' State of the University address. I'll be tweeting out updates so follow along!…
Follow our live coverage on the Austin City Council homeless camping ban debate here:
UPDATE: Man suspected of firing shots in North Austin arrested in Manor, police say
RT @PhilJankowski: It’s a packed house here at Austin City Hall as the #ATXcouncil gets ready to debate reintroducing homeless camping bans…
Austin-area consumers throttled back on auto purchases in August
Round Rock police searching for tips on aggravated robbery
UPDATE: Police searching for man who fired shots in North Austin
Police investigating incident in North Austin near Burnet Middle School, officials say
Claim: “Beto O’Rourke wants to confiscate guns because he can’t buy one himself due to his criminal record.” @madlinbmek checks the facts:
Trump tweets that `Dummy Beto’ set back gun reform with call for confiscation
Austin won’t get much rain relief from Tropical Storm Imelda, forecasters say
Democrats: Do not engage in cannibalism.
Former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski stonewalled many questions and declared Democrats were “focusing on petty and personal politics.”
📷 GALLERY: Today in history, Sept. 18
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