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Police Say Motive Unclear in University of Texas Stabbings

A student with a large hunting knife stabbed at least four people on the University of Texas campus, killing one and seriously wounding the others before surrendering to police, authorities said. (more…)

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Pastor of First Baptist Church In Austin, Texas, Says Faith-Based Adoption Agencies Shouldn’t Discriminate Against Homosexuals

The pastor of a Texas Baptist church which recently went on record as welcoming and affirming of gays has opposed pending legislation to allow faith-based adoption and foster care agencies to refuse to place children with same-sex couples. (more…)

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Former University of Texas Running Back D’Onta Foreman Reveals Infant Son Died Last Year

Former University of Texas running back D'Onta Foreman exploded onto the scene during his junior season, running for more than 2,000 yards to go along with 15 touchdowns, and eventually winning the Doak Walker Award as the Most Outstanding Running Back in college football. For part of that season, though,

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Texas-Born Hopdoddy Burger Bar Is Worth a Stop In These Western States

The scene: Hopdoddy Burger Bar occupies a fast-casual niche that’s clearly a step above regular fast food burger chains, but not quite your neighborhood pub, with waitstaff service and a full bar in a sleek space of glass, blonde wood, black leather, and the signature neon lime green trim used in the

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Some Conservative Christian Moms Want Their Autistic Children on Marijuana

Many Christian conservatives are pushing to get their autistic children on marijuana. Parents with children with autism know the heartache that often accompanies the disorder. It can be particularly stressful when an autistic child exhibits violent outbursts that put everyone in danger, including the child. (more…)

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James Cotton, Veteran Blues Harmonica Player, Dies at 81

Blues harmonica virtuoso and onetime Muddy Waters sideman James Cotton died on Thursday at a medical center in Austin of pneumonia. He was 81. A rep for the musician confirmed his death. (more…)

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WATCH: Google Play Music Launches Its First Original Podcast, ‘City Soundtracks’

Google Play Music has today launched its first original podcast, City Soundtracks. Available on Google’s streaming service (and on iTunes!), the series will offer listeners a guide round the musical highlights of different cities, with each stop on the tour chaperoned by a local artist. (more…)

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Baptist General Convention of Texas Votes to Remove Three Churches Due to Their Views on Same-Sex Relationships

The Baptist General Convention of Texas Executive Board declared three congregations “outside of harmonious cooperation” with the state convention because of their views on same-sex relationships. (more…)

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Restaurants, Stores, Other Businesses Closing Thursday To Show Solidarity With ‘Day Without Immigrants’ Boycott

Restaurants, stores, and other businesses across the U.S. will close Thursday in a show of support as immigrants boycott their jobs for A Day Without Immigrants. The strike will take place in cities including Philadelphia, Austin, and Washington, D.C., and is aimed at protesting the detention of undocumented immigrants throughout

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