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Controversial driver fines draw fire from Senate panel

By Matthew Adams

AUSTIN – Facing growing impatience from legislative leaders, state police officials were told Tuesday to quickly devise solutions to address chronic complaints that a controversial traffic-fine program is unfairly targeting hundreds of Texas drivers with hefty penalties. 598 more words

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UT president OKs guns in classrooms but not dorms

By Mike Ward and Matthew Adams

AUSTIN – Concealed handguns would be banned in most dormitories but not in classrooms under campus carry rules announced Wednesday by University of Texas at Austin President Gregory Fenves, who called the decision “the greatest challenge of my presidency to date.” 1,141 more words

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Teen charged in UT student's death

By Matthew Adams and Mike Ward

AUSTIN – Authorities on Friday charged a homeless 17-year-old man with first-degree murder in the slaying of a University of Texas freshman dance student whose body was found in a creek in a crime that has drawn national attention and left the flagship campus on edge. 1,096 more words

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Judge names lawyers to represent man accused in UT student Haruka Weiser's death

A state district judge has appointed two Austin attorneys to represent the 17-year-old man accused of murder in the death of a University of Texas freshman last week. 111 more words

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Study: DPS tickets Hispanics more often

By Matthew Adams

AUSTIN — Texas state troopers were increasingly likely to issue traffic citations to Hispanic motorists while giving fewer to whites in the past six years, according to a study released by an immigration reform advocacy group Wednesday. 314 more words

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UBER May No Longer Be Available In Houston!

This is probably something that many folks DO NOT want to hear! The popular ride giving service, UBER, has announced that they are open to the possibility of leaving the city of Houston. 221 more words


Texas Two Step

Here are two articles from Texas newspapers regarding last night’s NBA playoff series:

This article by Brad Townsend discusses how Dirk Nowitzki did not get enough shots after a fast start last evening and will continue not to as the series continues – Thunder at Mavericks: … 53 more words