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 2022-01-23 19:51 

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Rain to arrive in Austin early Monday, but showers won't be enough to quench dry conditions...

A soggy Monday isn't expected to put much of a dent in the dry conditions Central Texas is experiencing....

 2022-01-23 17:00 

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Fact-check: Is it true that 70% of Texas fourth-graders cannot read at grade level?...

Running for governor, Democrat Beto O'Rourke said in a November rally that 70% of Texas fourth graders cannot read at grade level. Is he right?...

 2022-01-23 14:00 

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Grumet: Paper voter registration system is 'absurd.' But Texas does it anyway...

"The idea that we still have a paper-based (voter registration) system is just absurd," Travis County voter registrar Bruce Elfant says....

 2022-01-23 14:00 

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Editorial cartoon: Voting rights...

Austin American-Statesman editorial cartoon, Jan. 23, 2022: Voting rights...

 2022-01-23 14:00 

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Opinion: Texas can continue to lead in a new economy that's carbon neutral...

Fortunately, there is an innovative way to store the excess carbon being produced by energy companies....

 2022-01-23 13:57 

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Letters to the Editor: Work to strengthen safety nets must continue...

Austin American-Statesman Letters to the Editor: Jan. 23, 2022...

 2022-01-23 13:00 

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What we now know about lingering COVID-19 known as long COVID...

Dell Medical School program finds different treatments, more understanding of what causes COVID-19 symptoms to remain....

 2022-01-23 13:00 

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Pitts: GOP has zero interest in bipartisanship...

The party is less interested in crafting policy than in amassing power for its own sake and by any means necessary....

 2022-01-23 12:00 

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Commentary: Abortion ban is an attack on the lives of Black people...

The bottom line is that abortion bans do not stop abortions; they just make abortion less safe — and this is especially true for Black women....

 2022-01-23 00:35 

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Texas DPS agent Anthony Salas dies after car crash near Eagle Pass...

Texas Department of Public Safety special agent Anthony Salas was working alongside U.S. Border agents in arresting six migrants....

 2022-01-22 22:52 

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APD: Two people shot and killed Saturday in North Austin; suspect in custody...

Two people were shot and killed Saturday morning on West Anderson Lane in North Austin. As of Saturday afternoon, police were still investigating....

 2022-01-22 22:43 

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'They are a gift to us': Abortion opponents gather at Capitol for Texas Rally for Life...
 2022-01-22 17:00 

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Fact-check: Are people '7% poorer' because of inflation?...

With the highest inflation rates in decades weighing on the minds of many Americans, both Republicans and Democrats have been waging a messaging war....

 2022-01-22 14:00 

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Letters to the Editor: When a court's judgment runs counter to what makes sense...

Austin American-Statesman Letters to the Editor: Jan. 22, 2022...

 2022-01-22 14:00 

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Life of Austin YouTube sensation Adalia Rose Williams will be celebrated on Sunday...

15-year-old with rare genetic condition shared her life, makeup tips with millions. The celebration of her life will be streamed on her social sites....

 2022-01-22 14:00 

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Young: Readying airlift for reproductive rights...

It's the most oppressive thing a state can do: order a woman, once pregnant, to gestate to term with almost no exceptions....

 2022-01-22 13:59 

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Editorial cartoon: Filibuster...

Austin American-Statesman editorial cartoon, Jan. 22, 2022: Filibuster...

 2022-01-22 07:01 

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By the Book: Latest Ophan X installment is a trip to the theme park...

Those who do not know the series will be caught up quickly in this seventh installment....

 2022-01-22 00:48 

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Williamson County Conservation Foundation offers 'Leave No Trace' training Monday...

The Williamson County Conservation Foundation is offering an online Leave No Trace for Williamson County Preserves training for people who want to access to county preserve areas....

 2022-01-22 00:42 

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AG Ken Paxton denies violating open records law in newspapers' request for Jan. 6 communication...

Ken Paxton denied that he violated Texas' open records law, rejecting allegations involving his appearance at a Trump rally before the Jan. 6 attack....

 2022-01-21 23:54 

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Rollingwood City Council appoints former Mayor Roxanne McKee to fill vacant seat...

McKee said she applied to lend her knowledge on two important issues in the city: oak wilt and the South MoPac expansion project....

 2022-01-21 22:40 

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'Good progress' cited as Rolling Pines fire in Bastrop County remains 70% contained...

The Rolling Pines fire, which ignited Tuesday in Bastrop County, caused at least 250 families to flee from their homes. Here's the latest on the fire....

 2022-01-21 21:46 

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In task force's first case, Leander man Chad Stark charged with making Georgia election threats...

Around the same time Chad Stark's alleged Craigslist post appeared, then-President Trump was making a myriad of unfounded allegations against Georgia officials....

 2022-01-21 21:35 

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Texas State notebook: Bobcats are surging up Sun Belt basketball standings...

Texas State's Caleb Aseberry has averaged 20 points a game over the Bobcats' three-game winning streak....

 2022-01-21 20:49 

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Round Rock trustees begin discussions on naming interim superintendent...

Round Rock school district trustees on Thursday began discussions on naming an interim superintendent after Hafedh Azaiez was placed on paid administrative leave this month....

 2022-01-21 20:34 

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Pflugerville school board calls for May 7 election for three seats...

Pflugerville ISD orders May election and set focus on legislative priorities...

 2022-01-21 20:00 

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See which roads will be closed for the 2022 3M Half Marathon...

Various road closures will be in place as nearly 6,000 runners take to the streets for the 3M Half Marathon in Austin on Jan. 23, 2022....

 2022-01-21 18:55 

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Trail Foundation seeking artists for floating wetland project on Lady Bird Lake...

The Trail Foundation is seeking artists, designers and creatives interested in the floating wetland project on Lady Bird Lake....

 2022-01-21 18:13 

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In AG race, Paxton collects $2.8 million despite controversies; Guzman adds $3.7 million...

Attorney General Ken Paxton's campaign was outraised only by former Texas Supreme Court Justice Eva Guzman, but Paxton had much more in the bank....

 2022-01-21 17:45 

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Austin jobless rate back below 3% for first time since pandemic struck...

Economists said the report is a sign that the Austin area is booming and that many local employers are hiring workers as fast as they can find them....

 2022-01-21 17:35 

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$500 million Southeast Austin project calls for 4,000 homes, condos and apartments...

Plans for Mirador include 2,500 single-family lots, 1,500 apartments and townhomes and 75 acres of commercial space....

 2022-01-21 17:23 

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Voting is open to pick the 2021 Westies award winners, from educators to young citizens...

See any names you know?...

 2022-01-21 16:00 

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Fact-check: Does Blue Cross Blue Shield pay physicians to meet a vaccine quota?...

No, Blue Cross Blue Shield physicians aren't paid a bonus to meet a vaccine quota...

 2022-01-21 15:00 

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Austin's Hopdoddy buying Texas burger chain Grub Burger Bar, forming new company...

The two restaurant groups will create a new company called HiBar Hospitality Group that has plans for rapid expansion....

 2022-01-21 14:17 

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After chilly Thursday, Austin braces for frigid Friday with another night of subfreezing temps...

Austin's day inside Mother Nature's icebox on Thursday came a day after near-record high temperatures....

 2022-01-21 14:00 

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Stephens: Biden can still rescue his presidency...

The view that the Biden presidency is failing has moved from right-wing criticism to Beltway conventional wisdom....

 2022-01-21 13:55 

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Letters to the Editor: Lawmakers set 'poverty' wages for these workers...

Austin American-Statesman Letters to the Editor: Jan. 21, 2022...

 2022-01-21 13:55 

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Editorial cartoon: Biden's delivery...

Austin American-Statesman editorial cartoon, Jan. 21, 2022: Biden's delivery...

 2022-01-21 11:00 

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Now living in a running town, Austin's Rothacker eager for first 3M Half Marathon race...

Last year's 3M Half Marathon was canceled due to COVID-19 precautions, but more than 6,000 runners are expected for this year's race on Sunday....

 2022-01-21 00:00 

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Rockne News: From graduation to retirement parties, Bastrop County celebrates triumphs...

The Smithville Noon Lion's Club is sponsoring a Keep Agriculture Alive event this Saturday, Jan. 22, at Riverbend Park. The event begins at 5 p.m....

 2022-01-20 22:21 

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Williamson commissioners approve COVID-19 funds for mental health issues, backup generators...

Williamson County commissioners approved American Recovery Act money for a visiting judge to handle mental health cases and also for jail diversion facility....

 2022-01-20 22:12 

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'No growth today': Rolling Pines fire in Bastrop County 70% contained, evacuees allowed home...

Texas 21 is open to the public, but residents should be extra cautious while driving on the highway as emergency personnel shuttle around the area....

 2022-01-20 21:42 

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Dozens of Round Rock ISD students walk out over demands for more COVID-19 precautions...

Round Rock student activists want tighter COVID-19 protocols or a virtual option and have garnered more than 1,700 signatures in a petition....

 2022-01-20 19:48 

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'So welcoming:' Documentary 'Rondo and Bob' about horror film icons filmed in Taylor...
 2022-01-20 19:03 

Statesman

Texas sues Google over radio ads for its smartphones, alleges false and misleading claims...

The suit says Google asked local radio DJs to record personal endorsements for smartphones that they hadn't used or been provided....

 2022-01-20 18:22 

Statesman

Applications open for Lower Colorado River Authority grants...

Community groups wanting to apply for grants of up to $50,000 from the Lower Colorado River Authority must submit completed applications by midnight Jan. 31....

 2022-01-20 18:02 

Statesman

After district court success, lawyers challenge more than 400 Operation Lone Star arrests...

Texas RioGrande Legal Aid is bringing the new challenges after a Travis County judge dismissed one man's charge last week....

 2022-01-20 16:53 

Statesman

Se esperan temperaturas bajo cero en Austin, aguanieve: Esto es lo que debe saber...

Un aviso de clima invernal emitido por el servicio meteorolgico para el rea metropolitana de Austin esta vigente hasta las 6 a.m. del viernes....

 2022-01-20 16:41 

Statesman

Overworked amid the COVID pandemic, Austin teachers could lose vital lesson planning time...

Middle school and high school teachers in Austin ISD worry the district could eliminate one of their planning periods, increasing their workload....

 2022-01-20 14:32 

Statesman

What to know about Austin's freezing weather: Wintry mix possible during the day...

An overnight cold front didn't just usher in air that's colder than your refrigerator, it also has set the stage for a wintry mix of precipitation....

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