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Big School Finance Questions Remain

Pumping an extra $3.4 billion into Texas public schools didn’t convince a judge that the state is adequately funding classrooms. But how much more money it will take — and how those funds should be divvied up — isn’t likely to get sorted anytime soon.

08/29/2014

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Human Skull Donated To Austin Thrift Store

Police have asked for the public’s help to locate the person who donated a human skull to an Austin thrift store, although foul play is not suspected in the death.

08/28/2014

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Judge To Issue Final School Finance Ruling

The ongoing dispute over how Texas finances public education is about to reach a milestone. An order of more than 400 pages is expected to be filed in the case on Thursday.

08/28/2014

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Austin Beer Company Introduces 99-Pack

Forget the traditional 6-, 12-, or 18-pack of beer. An Austin beer company has its sights set on something much bigger.

08/27/2014

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Perry Gauged Replacements Before Veto

An Austin Democrat says Texas Gov. Rick Perry called her last year to see if she would consider replacing the Travis County district attorney after a drunken-driving arrest.

08/25/2014

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McRaven Confirmed As UT System Chancellor

Navy Adm. William McRaven is the next chancellor of the UT System. McRaven made his first public appearance in Austin since he was first rumored as a candidate.

08/21/2014

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Perry Campaign Funds To Cover Legal Costs

Republican Texas Gov. Rick Perry said that any future legal bills which he incurs fighting two felony indictments will be paid for with campaign funds, not taxpayer dollars.

08/21/2014

Mugshot of Texas Governor Rick Perry. (credit: Travis County Sheriff’s Office)

Texas Gov. Perry Turns Himself In

Governor Rick Perry was booked-in and fingerprinted just like every other defendant charged with a felony.

08/19/2014

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Gov. Rick Perry To Appear For Processing Over Indictment

Friends of indicted Texas Governor Rick Perry are expected to rally outside the Austin Courthouse as he turns himself in for booking this afternoon.

08/19/2014

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UT Exceeds $3 Billion Fundraising Goal

The University of Texas at Austin announced Tuesday that it has exceeded its $3 billion fundraising goal with a $50 million gift from the Livestrong Foundation.

08/19/2014

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Texas Railroad Commission Elects New Chairwoman

The Texas Railroad Commission has unanimously elected Commissioner Christi Craddick as chairwoman.

08/12/2014

The University of Texas Longhorns  head football coach Charlie Strong  (Photo by Erich Schlegel/Getty Images)

Strong Wants Texas Seniors To Take Over Leadership

Texas coach Charlie Strong has already dismissed and suspended players, and moved his team and coaches into a dorm to live together during training camp.

08/08/2014

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