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Beto O’Rourke Turbocharges 2020 Buzz With Response to Trump Rally in El Paso

Beto O’Rourke Turbocharges 2020 Buzz With Response to Trump Rally in El Paso

February 14, 2019

EL PASO — Beto O'Rourke didn't utter a word about 2020 here Monday night, but he didn't have to. Acknowledgment or not, O'Rourke's leading role in his hometown's response to President Donald Trump's...

Donald Trump and Beto O’Rourke Go Head-to-Head in El Paso

Donald Trump and Beto O’Rourke Go Head-to-Head in El Paso

February 12, 2019

EL PASO — President Donald Trump kicked off his first major rally of the year here the same way he campaigned during his successful 2016 bid: by unleashing a torrent of criticism on the media, pushing...

Outbreaks of Preventable Diseases are on the Rise

Outbreaks of Preventable Diseases are on the Rise

February 4, 2019

All across the country, outbreaks of diseases that were thought to be mostly eradicated have made resurgences. In 2000, measles was declared completely eliminated in the United States. Last year, there...

Report: Unauthorized Air Pollution in Texas up 27 Percent in 2017

Report: Unauthorized Air Pollution in Texas up 27 Percent in 2017

January 31, 2019

Texas industrial facilities continued to spew out tens of millions of pounds of unauthorized air pollution in 2017 as a result of equipment malfunctions and other incidents that companies claimed were unavoidable, acc...

Major League Soccer Announces Austin FC as New Expansion Club

Major League Soccer Announces Austin FC as New Expansion Club

January 23, 2019

Austin now officially has a major league sports team. Major League Soccer, or MLS for short, announced that Austin FC will become the North American soccer league’s 27th franchise. MLS Commissioner ...

Texas House Proposes Massive Increase for Public School Funding

Texas House Proposes Massive Increase for Public School Funding

January 18, 2019

As Texas’ Republican leadership calls for property tax cuts and a school finance overhaul, the Texas House on Monday pitched a bold proposal: Pump roughly $7 billion more state funds into public schoo...

TEDxYouth@Austin 2019 Registration Opens

TEDxYouth@Austin 2019 Registration Opens

January 13, 2019

Technology. Entertainment. Design. These are the ideals and foundations for TED, a non-profit organization dedicated to bringing informative talks to the world. On Saturday, Feb. 11, TEDxYouth@Austin bring...

Government Shutdown Continues as Debates Come to a Standstill

Government Shutdown Continues as Debates Come to a Standstill

January 11, 2019

In a rare live broadcast from the Oval Office on Jan. 9, President Trump appealed for support of the wall he has been fighting for since the start of his campaign. Highlighting his long-held concerns of borde...

Texas House Names Dennis Bonnen New Speaker on Celebratory Opening Day

Texas House Names Dennis Bonnen New Speaker on Celebratory Opening Day

January 8, 2019

A gray fog descended on Austin Tuesday morning, but the scene inside the Texas Capitol was one of colorful festivities to mark the first day of the 86th biennial legislative session. And perhaps the hea...

“Yellow Jacket” Protests Erupt Across France

“Yellow Jacket” Protests Erupt Across France

December 11, 2018

On November 24, violent protests erupted in France. This has many wondering what this could mean for president Emmanuel Macron, governing amongst an uprising in populist politics in the EU before the F...

Texas Saw the Nation’s Sixth-Highest Voter Turnout Increase but Still Lagged Behind Most Other States

Texas Saw the Nation’s Sixth-Highest Voter Turnout Increase but Still Lagged Behind Most Other States

December 10, 2018

Four years after Texas ranked near the bottom in voter turnout in the country, the state saw a double-digit percentage point increase in that figure for the 2018 midterms. But that wasn’t good enough...

George H.W. Bush Dies at Age 94

George H.W. Bush Dies at Age 94

By Kamille Galloway, Opinions Editor

December 4, 2018

Filed under Community & World

George Herbert Walker Bush, former US President and the father of the 43rd president George W. Bush, has died at age 94, making him the longest-lived US President in American history. Born in Milton, Ma...