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Feb 09, 2016

How Not to Get Hired; A Big-Cross Battle

A 30-year-old man applied for a job at a Taco Bueno in Kilgore. Then he allegedly stole a car in the parking lot after he left the restaurant, Fox News reported Feb. 4.

Jan 29, 2016

Bat Fights and Brisket Lines

The Great Gray Lady has finally sunk her teeth into Franklin Barbecue. It took six years to break the story.

Dec 10, 2015

Debate Grows Over Trigger Warnings in College Courses

Advocates say the warnings give students the chance to avoid disturbing material, while critics say trigger warnings erode higher education’s intellectual challenges.

Dec 10, 2015

UT Basketball Star’s Success Turns Her Nigerian Parents Into Fans

Nneka Enemkpali showed her immigrants parents that sports could be a path to success, not a distraction from education.

Dec 10, 2015

Westlake Volleyball Coach Reflects on Three Decades of Success

His teams have taken four state titles, but he says winning isn’t everything.

Dec 10, 2015

Aerial Artists Build on Enthusiasm for the Circus

Some take to the air for exercise. Others like the sensation of dancing in the air.

Dec 10, 2015

Finding Feminine Products Often Frustrates Homeless Women

Nonprofits rely mainly on donations to fill a need that many consider a taboo topic.

Dec 09, 2015

30 Years On, Austin Group Still Looking Out for Queer People of Color

Allgo’s clients face a combination of racism and homophobia.

Dec 08, 2015

No Escape: ‘Panic Rooms’ Are Popping Up Everywhere

People pay to be locked up and try to find their way out.

Dec 08, 2015

Before It Was the Live Music Capital, Austin Was a Garage Band Hotbed

In the 1960s and ’70s, garage bands were just a stone’s throw away.

Dec 07, 2015

San Antonio Turns to Gunshot Detection Gear to Cut Crime

Some experts question the system’s accuracy, but defenders say it could improve police response time when shots are fired.

Dec 04, 2015

Austin’s Code Enforcers Hit the Streets to Nab Short-Term Rental Rules Violators

Officers look for unlicensed rentals and handle complaints as visitors seek alternatives to hotels.

Dec 03, 2015

For Farney, Character Matters More Than Wins

She’s one of five Texas high school coaches with 1,000 career wins.

Dec 01, 2015

He Built It. They Came: West Texas’ Iconic Baseball Diamond

The Alpine Cowboys play on a field where Satchel Paige and Gaylord Perry once pitched.

Nov 30, 2015

‘Bee Czar’ and Austin Billionaire Team Up to Rescue Pollinators

One of the world’s richest people is behind an Austin nonprofit that relocates and preserves hives.

Nov 20, 2015

With UT’s ‘Green Fee’ Set to Expire, Programs Face Funding Loss

Since 2011, $2 million has been distributed to environmental projects, including bee colonies and solar charging stations.

Nov 19, 2015

After Cancer, Texas State’s Harrington Looks to Continue Winning Ways

Now in remission, baseball coach says disease gave him wisdom and perspective.

Nov 12, 2015

‘John Schools’ Look to Curb Sex Trade

The programs aim to prevent repeat offenses by people who solicit prostitutes.

Nov 03, 2015

Young Designers Turn Muslim Modesty Into Modern Fashion

Young designers are creating modest, fashionable clothes for a new market.

Oct 20, 2015

Learning Arabic Begins Early for Houston Magnet School Students

At Houston’s Arabic immersion school, 4- and 5-year-olds pick up one of the most difficult languages.