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The audacity of hoping that Ted Cruz can be sold as 'a man of humility'

Good evening Austin:

Standing at the back of the overflow crowd at Ted Cruz’s gala pro-life rally in West Des Moines last night, I was reminded of the timeless wisdom of Rodney Dangerfield: … 3,190 more words


UT Nobel Prize winner volunteers to take 'campus carry' to court

AUSITN (KXAN) — A Nobel laureate in Physics at the University of Texas at Austin says he wants to ban guns in his class and he’ll take on a lawsuit after the new “campus carry” law becomes reality August 1, 2016.  500 more words


Austin activists demand 'sanctuary city' policy from Mayor Adler

AUSTIN (KXAN) — The nationwide debate on immigration policy came to Austin City Hall Monday. It’s a debate with an ever-shrinking middle ground. Just how much say should local police have in deporting people who come to America illegally? 438 more words


Texas lawmakers bring back idea to strip APD of grants

AUSTIN (KXAN) — Some Texas leaders resumed a push Friday to force Austin police to play a more active role in enforcing immigration laws. A Texas Senate committee on border security tackled tough questions. 793 more words


Troopers on border leave behind safety concerns back home

AUSTIN (KXAN) — Right now 250 troopers are assigned to help along the border with Mexico. Nearly half of them are there permanently. The DPS brings the rest in from around Texas on temporary rotations.  594 more words


Gun-Free UT hosting 'teach-in' on Friday

AUSTIN (KXAN) — To give students and staff a better overview of what is allowed and not allowed regarding campus carry, the group Gun-Free UT is organizing a ‘teach-in’ on Friday to answer any lingering questions. 259 more words