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UPDATED: Thu., July 2, 2020

Coronavirus concerns freeze Vanilla Ice show

Vanilla Ice has indefinitely postponed a Texas concert that drew fierce criticism due to the coronavirus pandemic.


Gonzaga adds Texas to nonconference schedule next two seasons

The Zags will begin a two-game series with Texas in Austin on Nov. 13. The Longhorns will come to the McCarthey Athletic Center the following season.


UPDATED: Tue., March 24, 2020

Though scuttled, SXSW still goes ahead with film awards

South by Southwest, the sprawling Austin, Texas, conference and festival, was one of the first major gatherings canceled by the coronavirus pandemic. But its organizers, eager to lend a hand …


UPDATED: Tue., March 10, 2020

Conspiracy theorist Alex Jones arrested for DWI in Texas

Conspiracy theorist Alex Jones was arrested in Texas on a misdemeanor charge of driving while intoxicated, authorities said Tuesday.


Austin officials cancel South by Southwest festival

Austin city officials have canceled the South by Southwest arts and technology festival.


1 dead, 3 hurt in ‘stabbing incident’ in downtown Austin

One person was killed, three others hurt and a suspect was in custody following a “stabbing incident” Friday morning in downtown Austin, police and emergency officials said.


Police looking for Texas mom say body found, arrest made

Texas authorities investigating the disappearance of a 33-year-old mother and her 1-month-old daughter said Friday that an infant girl was found safe at a home near Houston, and that another …


The right steed for the deed: Tieg Thornton thrusts himself atop jousting stage

Tieg Thornton of Spokane started riding around age 6 and now has earned the title of international jousting champion.


UPDATED: Thu., March 28, 2019

Amazon adding 800 high-tech jobs in Central Texas

Amazon on Thursday announced expansion of its Austin tech hub. A company statement says 800 new jobs will include software and hardware engineering, research science and cloud computing.


UPDATED: Sat., March 9, 2019

2020 Democrats flock to trendy SXSW festival in Austin, Texas

The 2020 circus had arrived at the hipster-techie festival that is South by Southwest.


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 13, 2018

Apple to build new Austin hub, expand in other tech hotbeds

Apple will build a $1 billion campus in Austin, Texas,expand smaller locations in Seattle, San Diego and Culver City, California, and over the next three years grown in Pittsburgh, New …


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 15, 2018

Austin makes move for new stadium to land MLS’ Crew

The Austin City Council has voted to move ahead with a plan for a new, privately funded stadium on city land sought by the owner of Major League Soccer’s Columbus …


UPDATED: Wed., March 21, 2018

Austin bombing suspect blows himself up as SWAT moves in

As a SWAT team closed in, the suspected bomber whose deadly explosives terrorized Austin for three weeks used one of his own devices to blow himself up. But police warned …


UPDATED: Tue., March 20, 2018

Another blast rocks Austin, but unrelated to other bombings

Emergency teams rushed Tuesday night to another reported explosion in Austin – this one at a Goodwill store – but police and federal authorities said the blast wasn’t related to …


UPDATED: Tue., March 20, 2018

New blast sends bombing investigators to Texas FedEx center

Investigators pursuing a suspected serial bomber in the Texas capital shifted their attention Tuesday to a FedEx shipping center near San Antonio where a package exploded on a conveyor belt …


UPDATED: Mon., March 19, 2018

Serial bomber uses a tripwire in fourth attack in Austin

The hunt for the serial bomber who has been leaving deadly explosives in packages on Austin doorsteps took an even more sinister turn Monday when investigators said the fourth and …


UPDATED: Sun., March 18, 2018

Fourth explosion in three weeks injures 2 in Austin; cause unclear

AUSTIN, Texas – At least two people were injured in another explosion in Texas’ capital Sunday night, after three package bombs detonated earlier this month in other parts of the …


UPDATED: Mon., March 12, 2018

Police: 2 deadly package bombs in Texas capital are linked

Investigators believe a package bomb that killed a teenager and wounded a woman in Austin on Monday is linked to a similar bombing that killed a man in another part …


Columbus Crew owner may move soccer team to Austin, Texas

The owner of the Columbus Crew says the team will move to Austin, Texas, unless a new stadium is built in Columbus. Precourt Sports Ventures, the California-based owner of the …


Lone Star envy: Spokane business group takes a peek to see what it takes to look like Austin

Austin often tops lists of “Coolest American cities.” It’s residents are young, educated and trend-setting and they’re reshaping how Americans think about urban areas.


United Airlines: Pilot taken off San Francisco-bound flight

United Airlines says it’s investigating after a pilot was removed from a San Francisco-bound flight before it left Austin, Texas.


Texas governor blocks sheriff funds over ‘sanctuary cities’

Texas Republican Gov. Greg Abbott has blocked funding for the first time over so-called “sanctuary cities” after Austin’s sheriff stopped complying with all federal immigration detainers.


Officials: 1 dead, 3 hospitalized in Austin shooting

AUSTIN, Texas – A shooting in a crowded entertainment district in downtown Austin early Sunday caused a chaotic scene, leaving one woman dead and three others wounded and police searching …


Teen suspect faces murder charge in Austin student’s killing

A 17-year-old suspect will be charged with murder Friday in the killing of a University of Texas dance major whose body was found in a creek on campus in Austin, …


Obama’s SXSW appearance will be first for a U.S. president

POTUS will be making a debut appearance this year at the South by Southwest festival in Austin, Texas.


Will Austin’s Bruce Jenner Lane change?

AUSTIN, Texas – Bruce Jenner’s transition to Caitlyn Jenner has made headlines worldwide this week. But here in Austin, the transition has caused some residents to scratch their heads and …


Official: Plane crash pilot left anti-IRS Web note

A software engineer furious with the Internal Revenue Service plowed his small plane into an office building housing nearly 200 federal tax employees on Thursday, officials said, setting off a …


Newest drug jargon: sit, stay, sniff

The dope has to be somewhere. Austin, Airway Heights’ new narcotics dog, is taut and jumpy as he follows his officer’s hand along the wall, sniffing and searching. He’s a …