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Texas' Davis says she would welcome Obama visit
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Democrat Wendy Davis said Wednesday she would welcome President Barack Obama campaigning for her in Texas after largely keeping distance from him throughout her underdog run for governor.....
Those who rest their brain and reflect learn better
Austin, Texas (UPI) Oct 22, 2014
All work and no play makes the brain a dull toy. At least that's what new science out of the University of Texas suggests. Learning happens best, researchers say, when the brain is allowed to rest and given time for reflection.
In a recent experiment, scientis....
‘The Daily Show with Jon Stewart’ Heads to Austin for ‘Democalypse 2014: South by South Mess’
“The Daily Show with Jon Stewart” is heading back out on the road.
The Comedy Central team will broadcast a week of show's titled “Democalypse 2014: South by South Mess,” from the ZACH Theatre in Austin, Texas, the week before the 2014 midterm elections.
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Mazda Official Auto Sponsor of South by South West
Mazda Official Auto Sponsor of South by South WestMazda just announced that it’s become the official automobile sponsor of South by South West (SXSW), a music, film and interactive festival hosted annually in Austin, Texas. The Japanese company has signed on in this capacity for three years. Exec....
Free Market Think Tank Ramps Up Texas Efforts
AUSTIN, Texas -- The R Street Institute, a non-profit, free market think tank with offices in Washington, D.C., Florida, California, Ohio, and Texas, is ramping up its efforts in the Lone Star State, hiring a new Texas state director and setting its sights on an ambitious agenda for the 2015 legisla....
Poll: Ebola Poses Risks for Democrats' Political Ambitions
AUSTIN, Texas -- The Ebola crisis could play a role in determining which party wins control over the House and Senate after the November midterms, according to a new poll by POLITICO. The poll, which tested public opinion among 840 likely voters in key battleground districts across the United States....
Winning numbers drawn in 'Megaplier' game
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The winning numbers in Tuesday evening's drawing of the "Megaplier" game were:
Perry's 1st court appearance delayed until Nov. 7
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas Gov. Rick Perry's first court appearance to face abuse of power charges has been pushed back a week to Nov. 7.
A grand jury indicted Perry in August on charges he abused his official capacity and coerced a public servant, stemming from his public threat and eventual d....
License of North Texas vet suspended for 5 years
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A state panel has suspended the license of a North Texas veterinarian who investigators say told clients that he had euthanized their pets but instead kept them alive in cages for months.....
More than 20 children attacked by bees at Texas school
AUSTIN Texas (Reuters) - A swarm of bees attacked two dozen children at a school near Fort Worth, Texas, on Tuesday after a student appeared to rattle a nest during a gym-class soccer game, a school spokeswoman said, Four of the children, who are in sixth grade, were taken to the hospital. There was....
Mark Duplass Named Keynote Speaker at SXSW
SXSW Film named Mark Duplass one of the first daily keynotes speakers to appear at next year's festival, held March 13-22, 2015 in Austin, Texas.
See photos: 11 Leaders Who Are Changing Hollywood: TheWrap's Innnovators 2014 (Photos)
The star of “The League” will be featured amo....
Campaign consultant pleads guilty to embezzling $1.8 million in Texas race
By Jon Herskovitz AUSTIN Texas (Reuters) - A political consultant hired for the failed 2012 campaign of Texas Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst for a U.S. Senate seat pleaded guilty on Tuesday to siphoning off about $1.8 million in campaign funds for his personal use, prosecutors said. Kenneth "Bud....
Former David Dewhurst Campaign Consultant Pleads Guilty To Embezzling $1.8 Million
By Jon Herskovitz
AUSTIN, Texas, Oct 21 (Reuters) - A political consultant hired for the failed 2012 campaign of Texas Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst for a U.S. Senate seat pleaded guilty on Tuesday to siphoning off about $1.8 million in campaign funds for his personal u....
SXSW: Mark Duplass First of Four Keynote Speakers
The South by Southwest Film Conference and Festival confirms today that indie multi-hyphenate Mark Duplass will be one of its four daily Keynote speakers. More announcements about SXSW Conversations, panels, and workshops also arrive. SXSW runs in Austin, Texas from March 13 to 21, 2015.
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Gary Indiana: Suspected Serial Killer Hints At More Victims
A Gary, Indiana, man has admitted killing at least seven women. Darren Vann, 43, was arrested on Saturday afternoon. During a police interview, the suspect confessed to seven murders. He also suggested he killed numerous others over a period of 20 years. In 2009, Vann was convicted of raping a woman....
IEEE Announces The Future of Identity Series at SXSW® 2015
IEEE, the world's largest professional organization dedicated to advancing technology for humanity, today announced the acceptance of its Future of Identity Series at The South by Southwest® (SXSW®) Interactive Festival from March 13-17, 2015 in Austin, Texas. IEEE's Future of Identity Series fe......
The Reason Elysium Isn't A Glimpse Into the Future
AUSTIN, Texas, Oct. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- EconPop isn't your average pop-culture review show. EconPop uses humor to examine how popular films portray economic ideas such as income inequality, price controls, and supply and demand. This week's episode covers The Economics of Elysium. Ec....
Delavaco Residential Properties Corp Enters Into an Agreement to Purchase Its Third Multifamily Property in Austin Texas
TORONTO, ON--(Marketwired - October 21, 2014) - Delavaco Residential Properties Corp. ("Delavaco" or the "Company") (TSX VENTURE: DVO.U) (OTCQX: DELAF) today announced that it has entered into an agreement to purchase Terrain (the "Property"), a 101-unit multifamily apartment community located in A....
Good Technology Acquires Macheen, Inc.
Good Technology™, the leader in secure mobility, today announced its acquisition of Macheen, Inc., a privately held, mobile cloud application service provider based in Austin, Texas. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.....
The meaning of 'organic' hazy for nonfood items
"The consumer should not need a law degree to read a label," says Laura Batcha, president of the Organic Trade Association, the industry's main trade group.
According to the Organic Trade Association, sales of those nonfood organic products were about $2.8 billion last year, a small share of the ....
Texas selects company to run psychiatric facility
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Texas leaders have selected a private company to run a much maligned North Texas psychiatric facility. The Austin American-Statesman reports (http://bit.ly/10gnPsj ) state officials announced Monday that Tennessee-based Correct Care Solutions has the winning bid to operate Ter....
Blood Biomarker May Detect Lung Cancer, Study Presented at CHEST 2014
AUSTIN, TX--(Marketwired - October 21, 2014) - A new study shows that patients with stage I to stage III non-small cell lung cancer have different metabolite profiles in their blood than those of patients who are at risk but do not have lung cancer. The study abstract was released today in an online....
Large-Scale Study Shows Dramatic Decline in Mortality Rates for ARDS
AUSTIN, TX--(Marketwired - October 21, 2014) - The largest study to date of mortality trends in patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) shows that the rate of mortality dropped significantly over a 16-year period. Advances in critical care medicine are seen as a direct cause of the ....
Two Michigan high school students develop screening tools to detect lung and heart disease
Two Michigan high school students, sisters Ilina and Medha Krishen, have developed screening tools using electronic stethoscopes to detect lung and heart disease. The sisters will present their findings at CHEST 2014 in Austin, Texas next week.....
The 10 US Cities Where Young Adults Are Flocking After College
City Observatory released a report Monday about how college-educated young people are flocking to cities instead of suburbs. Well-educated young adults are 126% more likely to move to a city after college than they were in 2000, according to the report, which The New York Times linked to.....
Five babies in Texas test positive for TB after possible mass exposure
AUSTIN Texas (Reuters) - Five babies have tested positive for tuberculosis infection in El Paso after being at a hospital where hundreds of newborns may have been exposed to TB by a diseased worker at the facility, health officials said on Saturday. The El Paso Department of Public Health also incre....
Dems Attack Abbott on Interracial Marriage
AUSTIN, Texas -- With Wendy Davis trailing in the polls behind her Republican opponent Greg Abbott, her Democratic supporters have resorted to a desperate, eleventh-hour attack. However it is not the heavily-criticized wheelchair ad; this is a brand new attack, launched on Monday, the first day....
Lone Stars: 11 Up-and-Coming Austin Musicians to Watch
Weird and wonderful, one of the very first things that comes to mind when you think of Austin, Texas, is the city’s vibrant music scene. In fact, Austin describes itself as the “Live Music Capital of the World,” and all signs point to the accuracy of that statement.
ONE Media To Unveil Next Generation Transmission Platform
In a far-reaching solution to allow free, high definition television viewing on all future mobile and portable devices (tablets, smart phones, and lap tops), ONE Media announced that it is set to unveil its next generation broadcast transmission platform in Austin, Texas next month. The "out of th.....
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