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New lawsuit to be filed in violent 2015 jaywalking arrest by Austin police

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New lawsuit to be filed in violent 2015 jaywalking arrest by Austin police

- The third man violently arrested by Austin police for allegedly jaywalking downtown — an infamous 2015 incident caught on camera — will file suit against the department today. The lawsuit, the second stemming from the incident, will be announced at a Thursday morning news conference on the steps of City Hall. It comes less than a month after Travis County prosecutors declined to bring charges against the man, Matthew Wallace, 25, for allegedly resisting arrest
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Austin Elite Rugby turning pro with expanded stadium plan

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Austin Elite Rugby turning pro with expanded stadium plan

- Fresh off a club national championship, the Austin Huns will move into Major League Rugby in 2018 with a new name and plans for an expanded stadium. The Huns, formed in 1972, are re-launching as Austin Elite Rugby. Amateur teams in the program will still compete as the Huns, but the pro team will be known as Austin Elite. “It’s important for us to become the Central Texas professional rugby team,” co-owner Richard Osborn told the American-Statesman on Wednesday
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Austin Answered: Who is Maufrais, and why is the name written on Austin sidewalks?

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Austin Answered: Who is Maufrais, and why is the name written on Austin sidewalks?

- As a part of our Austin Answered series, where we look to readers for questions to direct our reporting, one reader asked, “Who is Maufrais, and why is his name on Austin sidewalks?” “The Maufrais (say ‘mau-fris’) Cement Co. was the source for concrete in Austin for many years. Founder Alexis and son William began it in 1893; the business closed in 1988
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Charlottesville attack fuels push to rename Austin’s Robert E. Lee Road

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Charlottesville attack fuels push to rename Austin’s Robert E. Lee Road

- City Council Member Ann Kitchen on Tuesday said she will spearhead an effort to rename Robert E. Lee Road in South Austin as a chorus of residents call for the Confederate general’s name to be stricken from Austin streets in light of the Charlottesville, Va., attack. Calls for the street to be renamed have grown since Saturday, when a suspected white supremacist rammed his car into a group of protesters in Charlottesville, many of them calling for the removal of a statue there of Lee
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Travis County commissioners authorize November bond election

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Travis County commissioners authorize November bond election

- Travis County commissioners voted Tuesday to put a $185 million bond package on the Nov. 7 ballot, despite concern that a large proposed Austin schools bond package on the same ballot could turn off voters to more spending. The vote was unanimous, with Commissioner Gerald Daugherty absent. Commissioners on Aug. 8 voted on the final list of parks, roads and drainage projects to be included in the bond propositions, which are mainly in the eastern and southeastern portions of the county
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The best places to grab a drink poolside in Austin

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The best places to grab a drink poolside in Austin

- We’re in the dog days of summer now, folks. The heat seems stifling and neverending, and it’s no longer exciting to have the prospect of a long several months of warm, sunny days laid out in front of us. Last month, we told you about five hotel pools that offer free hours or day passes for locals, so we decided to round up a list of pools that you can enjoy with a cold drink in your hand
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Austin among ‘hottest’ U.S. cities, in more ways than one 

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Austin among ‘hottest’ U.S. cities, in more ways than one 

- Austin’s a hot city to live in, and as anyone who’s ever set foot here, it’s also scorching hot in the summer. Sparefoot, a personal storage company, recently put together a list of the “hottest hottest cities in the United States,” ranking cities with growing populations and rising temperatures. Austin landed in the No. 5 spot of Sparefoot’s list. According to Census data, the city’s population increased by 17,738 between 2015-16
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Cat rescuer at Austin Pets Alive was known for kindness — and sass

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Cat rescuer at Austin Pets Alive was known for kindness — and sass

- First, there was the name: Lundy. Just Lundy. Like Prince or Sting. His one-word moniker was his legal name, as evidenced by his driver’s license. And then, of course, there were the cats, the thousands of them he loved and helped save over his nine years with Austin Pets Alive! (APA). Lundy isn’t someone most Austinites would ever know. But in the animal rescue world, he was renowned for his tireless work finding homes for unwanted cats, his friends say
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Travis County commissioners to decide on November, May bond election

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Travis County commissioners to decide on November, May bond election

- Travis County commissioners will vote Tuesday on whether to hold a November bond election or put it off until May when the ballot is less crowded. Commissioners on Aug. 8 voted on the final list of projects to be included in the bond propositions before voters but have not taken the final vote. At that meeting, commissioners discussed the possibility of a May election, given that this November’s ballot for many Travis County voters will also include a $1
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Joy-Anna Duggar Sends Husband Austin Forsyth To Camp After Wedding, Left Out Of Duggar Family Facebook Update

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Joy-Anna Duggar Sends Husband Austin Forsyth To Camp After Wedding, Left Out Of Duggar Family Facebook Update

- Joy-Anna Duggar married Austin Forsyth this June. For the past two months, they have not posted very many picture from their lives together, which hinted that they have been busy settling down. They only uploaded two photos from their post-wedding life, which has kept the fans of Jill & Jessa Counting On wanting to know more about their lives together. Finally, the couple got around to giving a proper update from their daily lives
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Kerbey Lane donates nearly 19,000 meals to Austin food bank

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Kerbey Lane donates nearly 19,000 meals to Austin food bank

- Local diner chain Kerbey Lane announced Monday it has donated nearly 19,000 meals to the Central Texas Food Bank as part of a recent food drive at its area restaurants. The firm donated the proceeds it made from selling its specialty pancakes over a two week period in July and another more than 800 pounds of pancake mix to the Austin Food Bank, which provides meals for many of the area’s neediest families
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COMING UP: Austin police chief to discuss Charlottesville violence

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COMING UP: Austin police chief to discuss Charlottesville violence

- Local leaders are continuing to speak out against violence that erupted at a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, VA, on Saturday, leaving one dead and nearly 20 injured. Interim Austin Police Chief Brian Manley will discuss Saturday’s incident, and the potential effects on Austin in a press conference at 1:30 p.m. on Monday. “There is no room in society for the hatred and violence that is on display in Charlottesville VA!,” Manley’s
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Austin groups continue to hold vigils for Charlottesville victims

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Austin groups continue to hold vigils for Charlottesville victims

- About two dozen people gathered Sunday night in Austin under a giant banner of stringing lights reading “Love” to honor the victims of a violence that left one dead and several injured in Charlottesville, Va., over the weekend. The group, which was made up largely of congregants of the the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd and its sister campus, lit candles and shared messages of hope
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Under withering heat, a perfect day for Austin Ice Cream Festival

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Under withering heat, a perfect day for Austin Ice Cream Festival

- Three-year-old Lily screeches “I want ice cream!” from lips still speckled in white from her last serving, her eyes wide with wonder, hunger and an unruliness singularly known to toddlers. “OK, we’re getting ice cream,” her grandfather David Lentfer reassures her. Soon enough, her brother Sebastian returns with a paper sample cup full of Dippin’ Dots, willing the cycle to begin again
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Kylie Jenner Got A $60,000 Necklace From Travis Scott– Is An Engagement Ring Next?

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Kylie Jenner Got A $60,000 Necklace From Travis Scott– Is An Engagement Ring Next?

- Kylie Jenner got a some very expensive butterflies from her boyfriend rapper Travis Scott for her 20th birthday. According to TMZ, Scott bought Jenner a custom diamond encrusted butterfly necklace that cost $60,000. TMZ reports that the necklace was inspired by Travis’ song, “The Butterfly Effect.” Scott reportedly contacted jeweler Elliot Avianne about two weeks ago in order to get the very extravagant piece made
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Dozens gather in Austin to support Charlottesville counterprotesters

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Dozens gather in Austin to support Charlottesville counterprotesters

- Hours after a car plowed into a crowd of people protesting against a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Va., on Saturday, more than 70 people in Austin gathered near the Travis County Courthouse to honor those killed and injured in the incident. The attack on the crowd in Virginia killed one person and injured as many as two dozen more. A helicopter crash that killed two people outside Charlottesville later in the afternoon also was linked to the rally by State Police
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  • New lawsuit to be filed in violent 2015 jaywalking arrest by Austin police
    New lawsuit to be filed in violent 2015 jaywalking arrest by Austin police

    , mystatesman.com

    The third man violently arrested by Austin police for allegedly jaywalking downtown — an infamous 2015 incident caught on camera — will file suit against the department today. The lawsuit, the second stemming from the incident, will be announced at a Thursday morning news conference on the steps of City Hall. It comes less than a month after Travis County prosecutors declined to bring charges against the man, Matthew Wallace, 25, for allegedly resisting arrest
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Politics & Government

  • IMPEACHMENT MARCH: Tense exchanges at anti-Trump rally but no arrests
    IMPEACHMENT MARCH: Tense exchanges at anti-Trump rally but no arrests

    , mystatesman.com

    Hundreds of marchers gathered on the steps of the Capitol on Sunday morning to demand the impeachment of Donald Trump, carrying signs decrying the actions of the president. Impeachment March Austin was met by Trump supporters who followed the march from the Capitol to Austin City Hall and back, attempting to drown out the chants of the marchers with pro-Trump chants of their own
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Sports

  • Austin Elite Rugby turning pro with expanded stadium plan
    Austin Elite Rugby turning pro with expanded stadium plan

    , mystatesman.com

    Fresh off a club national championship, the Austin Huns will move into Major League Rugby in 2018 with a new name and plans for an expanded stadium. The Huns, formed in 1972, are re-launching as Austin Elite Rugby. Amateur teams in the program will still compete as the Huns, but the pro team will be known as Austin Elite. “It’s important for us to become the Central Texas professional rugby team,” co-owner Richard Osborn told the American-Statesman on Wednesday
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Business

  • Ford repairs Austin police SUVs, but questions linger
    Ford repairs Austin police SUVs, but questions linger

    , detroitnews.com

    Detroit — Ford Motor Co. has begun repairing Ford Explorer SUVs in Austin, Texas, that were pulled off police duty because exhaust containing carbon monoxide was seeping into them. But the company faces lingering questions about the safety of thousands of other Explorers on the road. Ford is repairing police SUVs in Austin and other cities for free. Austin city spokesman David Green said a team from Ford took five of the police department’s Explorers to local dealers Monday to teach them how to fix the issue
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Technology

  • The World Wide Web's inventor warns it's in peril on 28th anniversary
    The World Wide Web's inventor warns it's in peril on 28th anniversary

    , jsonline.com

    Thousands have flooded into Austin, Texas to experience the 31st Annual South by Southwest Convention and Festivals. Check out some of the sights and sounds from the first day. Jarrad Henderson, USA TODAY. Tim Berners-Lee, who invented the World Wide Web, now wants to save it. The computer scientist who wrote the blueprint for what would become the World Wide Web 28 years ago today is alarmed at what has happened to it in the past year
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Health

  • Cedar Rapids woman rides 4,000 miles with team for cancer research
    Cedar Rapids woman rides 4,000 miles with team for cancer research

    , kcrg.com

    IOWA CITY, Iowa (KCRG-TV9) -- 21 students from the University of Texas are cycling four thousand miles to raise money for cancer research. The team made a stop in Iowa City today as part of the Texas 4000 - the longest student led charity ride from Austin, TX to Anchorage, AK. One of the riders is from Cedar Rapids. She's on day 32 of the 70 day journey and she said it's a life changing experience
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Family & Parenting

  • Joy-Anna Duggar Sends Husband Austin Forsyth To Camp After Wedding, Left Out Of Duggar Family Facebook Update
    Joy-Anna Duggar Sends Husband Austin Forsyth To Camp After Wedding, Left Out Of Duggar Family Facebook Update

    , inquisitr.com

    Joy-Anna Duggar married Austin Forsyth this June. For the past two months, they have not posted very many picture from their lives together, which hinted that they have been busy settling down. They only uploaded two photos from their post-wedding life, which has kept the fans of Jill & Jessa Counting On wanting to know more about their lives together. Finally, the couple got around to giving a proper update from their daily lives
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Society & Culture

Entertainment & Arts

  • Megan Fox and Brian Austin Green Step Out For Lunch in Malibu
    Megan Fox and Brian Austin Green Step Out For Lunch in Malibu

    , people.com

    Megan Fox and Brian Austin Green are spending some quality time together. The parents of three — Noah Shannon, 4, Bodhi Ransom, 3, and Journey River, 1 — kept it casual for their afternoon date, with the actress wearing a simple white tee tucked into ripped jeans and heels and Green sporting a grey shirt with plaid shorts and sneakers. Green, 44, and Fox, 31, have had their fair share of ups and downs
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Education

  • Campus free speech bills advanced around the country -- but Texas' bills died in committee
    Campus free speech bills advanced around the country -- but Texas' bills died in committee

    , chron.com

    Updated 12:31 pm, Thursday, July 6, 2017 Texas students won’t return to campus next month with new guidance from state lawmakers regulating free speech, an issue that has wracked private and public universities nationwide this year. As protests broke out on campuses from Vermont to California, administrators, students and lawmakers wondered: When a college brings a controversial speaker to campus, what protections are in place to make sure the event proceeds smoothly? Bills in Austin didn’t advance to Gov
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Travel & Recreation

  • On a Famous Street, an Austin Hotel Builds a Buzzy Scene
    On a Famous Street, an Austin Hotel Builds a Buzzy Scene

    , nytimes.com

    Rates Basics On Austin’s most famous street, a former gravel lot turned food-truck court has given way to one of the most popular spots in town. The South Congress Hotel, opened by the local hospitality group New Waterloo in September 2015, added a restaurant and coffee bar last March. The low-slung building is like a geode — chunky and nondescript outside but opening up to an appealing interior; local residents
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Law & Crime

Science & Nature

  • Brutal heat continues as Austin sears in summer heat
    Brutal heat continues as Austin sears in summer heat

    , mystatesman.com

    : The National Weather Service says temperatures in Austin will once again top 100 degrees, with rampant humidity making it feel more like an even more miserable — and potentially dangerous — 106 degrees outside. But even with all that moisture in the atmosphere, the high pressure system sitting over Texas will keep rain chances for the capital city near zero
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Life & Style

  • Joy-Anna Duggar Sends Husband Austin Forsyth To Camp After Wedding, Left Out Of Duggar Family Facebook Update
    Joy-Anna Duggar Sends Husband Austin Forsyth To Camp After Wedding, Left Out Of Duggar Family Facebook Update

    , inquisitr.com

    Joy-Anna Duggar married Austin Forsyth this June. For the past two months, they have not posted very many picture from their lives together, which hinted that they have been busy settling down. They only uploaded two photos from their post-wedding life, which has kept the fans of Jill & Jessa Counting On wanting to know more about their lives together. Finally, the couple got around to giving a proper update from their daily lives
    Read More ...

     

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Motoring

  • Watch the world’s fastest self-driving car zoom around a racetrack
    Watch the world’s fastest self-driving car zoom around a racetrack

    , theverge.com

    The NIO EP9 electric car lapped the Circuit of the Americas racetrack in Austin, Texas in 2 minutes and 40.33 seconds last week — without a driver at the wheel and with a top speed of 160 mph. NextEV, the Chinese startup which manufactures the NIO EP9, says this makes it the fastest autonomous electric car in the world. It produces an astonishing 1,342 horsepower from its four electric motors
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Media & Information

  • What to watch: Media shy Abbott and special session threats
    What to watch: Media shy Abbott and special session threats

    , chron.com

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — When Gov. Greg Abbott used a private, dinnertime ceremony on a Sunday that was broadcast only on Facebook to sign Texas' sanctuary cities law, it allowed him to avoid protesters' demonstrations and reporters' questions while taking his message directly to his supporters. The event has drawn nearly 1 million views, solidly holding its own with the latest viral cat video
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