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Would taxpayers profit if Dell Medical School creates something new?

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Would taxpayers profit if Dell Medical School creates something new?


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Travis DA clears officers in 3 shootings, without grand jury review

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Travis DA clears officers in 3 shootings, without grand jury review


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Barring new downtown stadium, Columbus Crew will move to Austin in 2019

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Barring new downtown stadium, Columbus Crew will move to Austin in 2019


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Dates announced for 2018 Austin City Limits music festival

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Dates announced for 2018 Austin City Limits music festival


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Ronda Rousey, Travis Browne spotted at Austin City Limits music festival

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Ronda Rousey, Travis Browne spotted at Austin City Limits music festival


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Travis County approves $34 million purchase of STAR Flight helicopters

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Travis County approves $34 million purchase of STAR Flight helicopters


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ACL Fest 2017: Matthew McConaughey spotted at Jay-Z concert | Austin Music Source

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  • Would taxpayers profit if Dell Medical School creates something new?
    Would taxpayers profit if Dell Medical School creates something new?

    , mystatesman.com

    One of the University of Texas’ Dell Medical School’s main goals — to transform healthcare delivery in the Austin area by innovating new models of care — has raised questions similar to those that might be overheard in a company conference room. If these models or any other innovations some day become intellectual property, will the investors — in this case, Travis County health district taxpayers, who agreed in 2011 to contribute $35 million a year to the school — earn a cut? The Travis County Commissioners Court, which approves Central Health’s budget, voted Tuesday to put a policy in writing that would delineate profit sharing and commercialization rights
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Politics & Government

  • Ex-Travis County prosecutor among Trump nominees for judge
    Ex-Travis County prosecutor among Trump nominees for judge

    , mystatesman.com

    President Donald Trump on Thursday announced nominations to fill five federal court vacancies in Texas, including a former Travis County prosecutor and two lawyers with ties to First Liberty Institute, a Christian legal advocacy group. The five district judge nominees for Texas, included among 16 judicial vacancies Trump announced, will require approval from the Senate Judiciary Committee, followed by the full U
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Sports

  • MLS franchise Columbus Crew SC exploring move to Austin
    MLS franchise Columbus Crew SC exploring move to Austin

    , mystatesman.com

    Luring an inaugural major-league sports franchise to Austin advanced Tuesday from a far-fetched idea to a legitimate possibility. Anthony Precourt, chief executive officer of Precourt Sports Ventures, announced his intention to move Columbus Crew SC, a Major League Soccer franchise, from the capital city of Ohio to the capital of Texas in 2019. If, that is, he can secure a stadium deal in Austin after falling short of an agreement with Columbus
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Business

  • UT Dell Medical School is properly using taxpayer funds
    UT Dell Medical School is properly using taxpayer funds

    , mystatesman.com

    A report from a certified public accounting firm Wednesday found that the University of Texas’ Dell Medical School’s use of money from Central Health taxpayers is in keeping with an affiliation agreement between the entities. The agreement was created after Travis County voters in 2012 passed a property tax increase to fund the new medical school. The Travis County health care district solicited the report from Atchley & Associates, LLP, in July
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Health

  • Would taxpayers profit if Dell Medical School creates something new?
    Would taxpayers profit if Dell Medical School creates something new?

    , mystatesman.com

    One of the University of Texas’ Dell Medical School’s main goals — to transform healthcare delivery in the Austin area by innovating new models of care — has raised questions similar to those that might be overheard in a company conference room. If these models or any other innovations some day become intellectual property, will the investors — in this case, Travis County health district taxpayers, who agreed in 2011 to contribute $35 million a year to the school — earn a cut? The Travis County Commissioners Court, which approves Central Health’s budget, voted Tuesday to put a policy in writing that would delineate profit sharing and commercialization rights
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Society & Culture

  • Austin City Limits festival offers refunds following attack
    Austin City Limits festival offers refunds following attack

    , wfsb.com

    By The Associated Press The Austin City Limits music festival is offering refunds to anyone uncomfortable with attending following the mass shooting at a country music concert in Las Vegas. Spokeswoman Sandee Fenton said in an email Tuesday that the three-day outdoor festival will give refunds to fans "who no longer wish to attend." The festival opens Friday and packs Austin, Texas' downtown with about 75,000 people each day
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Entertainment & Arts

  • Singer Randy Travis moves, again, to block tape of 2012 DWI arrest
    Singer Randy Travis moves, again, to block tape of 2012 DWI arrest

    , mystatesman.com

    After losing three rounds in the state courts, country music star Randy Travis asked a federal court to block the public release of a police video showing his 2012 arrest for driving while intoxicated. Travis’ lawsuit, filed Sunday in Austin federal court, asked U.S. District Judge Sam Sparks to block the video’s release, arguing that making it public under the state’s open records laws would violate federal disability and medical privacy laws
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Education

  • Many Austin College students still have family trapped in Houston homes
    Many Austin College students still have family trapped in Houston homes

    , kxii.com

    SHERMAN, Texas (KXII) -- Three Austin College students spoke with KXII Wednesday about their families being trapped down in the Houston area while they attend the first week of class. “My mom stocked up on everything you can think off," said Sebastian Bohlmann, who's family lives in Katy. “It was just kinda nerve wracking," said Marina Wise, a sophomore with some family from Rockport
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Travel & Recreation

  • Austin leads way, but Texas tumbles in vegetarian-friendly rankings
    Austin leads way, but Texas tumbles in vegetarian-friendly rankings

    , mystatesman.com

    When WalletHub released its list of “2017’s Best Cities for Vegans & Vegetarians” it was probably too much to hope that a Texas city would make the Top 10. Beef … it’s what’s for breakfast lunch and dinner in a state that elevates barbecue to a minor religion. But two Texas cities made the top 20, with Austin (predictably) leading the way at No
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Law & Crime

  • Austinite joins lawsuit against Trump voter fraud panel
    Austinite joins lawsuit against Trump voter fraud panel

    , mystatesman.com

    Created four months ago, President Donald Trump’s commission to investigate election fraud has been met with a deluge of lawsuits seeking to stymie its plans to collect data on voters from all 50 states — including a federal court challenge from voters in Austin, New York and Florida. Anthony Gutierrez, head of the Texas chapter of Common Cause in Austin, said he joined his watchdog organization’s lawsuit because he feared that Trump’s efforts were intended to create future obstacles for voters, particularly minority voters, not to ferret out election fraud
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Life & Style

  • Austin police accuse 2 men of taking pics up skirts of H-E-B shoppers
    Austin police accuse 2 men of taking pics up skirts of H-E-B shoppers

    , mystatesman.com

    Austin police have accused two men in separate cases of taking photos up the skirts of women shopping at H-E-B stores earlier this year. In both cases, the women told police the men sidled up behind them and used the cameras in their cell phones. According to court documents filed Tuesday, the first incident occurred April 13 at the H-E-B Grocery in Southwest Austin, 7010 Texas 71 West, in the “Y” at Oak Hill
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