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Austin Backyard Becomes a Haven for UFO Searchers

Scientists dismiss UFOs as fantasies. But one Austin group meets regularly to scan the skies for spaceships from outer space.

Texas Foster Care System Faces Concerns About Overmedication of Children

“Every kid we had was so overmedicated” with psychotropic drugs, one longtime foster parent said. “It was horrible.”

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Advocates, Legislators Call for Changes in Handling of Foster Child Abuse Cases

Analysts: Trump Immigration Policies Could Spell Trouble for the Texas Economy

Cap Metro’s 2025 Plan Leaves Some Austin Bus Riders Behind

Backup Quarterbacks Sometimes Are Thrown into the Bright Lights

Coaches: Pitch Limits in High School Baseball Are Both Fair and Foul

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No-Frills ‘Green Burials’ Offer New Way to Go to the Great Hereafter

A movement to promote burials that allow bodies to decompose naturally is being led by women who hope to change the conversation surrounding death and death care.

Firearms Fashion Brings Women Together

At female gun clubs in Central Texas, women share an interest in self-protection with style: Custom-colored guns and holsters adapted for women’s bodies are growing in popularity.

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In Diverse Texas, Whites Dominate Police Ranks

Austin Nurse Finds a Calling in Medical Relief Missions to Haiti

Pastors for Texas Children Become a Rising Voice Against School Vouchers

Grocer’s Son, Then Doctor, Now Major Donor to UT’s New Medical School

Increase in Guatemalan Migrants Spurs Need for Mayan Speakers