Austin, Texas, Shooting Leaves 3 Dead

The authorities said the gunman, a former sheriff’s deputy, knew the victims and that the shooting appeared to have been “targeted to them.”

#austin-tex, #crime-and-criminals, #domestic-violence, #stephen-nicholas-broderick, #travis-county-tex

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Five Things to Know as M.L.S. Starts Its Season

A new team, a new star, new protocols, new stadiums and maybe a new winner await in a season that finally starts on Friday.

#austin-tex, #brenner, #major-league-soccer, #mcconaughey-matthew, #soccer

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Local Alliances Put Some Cities on the Fast Track to Recovery

Economic development agencies have created comeback plans for cities like Austin, Texas, and Tucson, Ariz., positioning them to rebound from the pandemic quicker than others.

#area-planning-and-renewal, #austin-tex, #building-construction, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #real-estate-commercial, #shutdowns-institutional, #tucson-ariz

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Two Ex-Deputies Face Manslaughter Charges in Black Man’s Death in Texas

The former Williamson County deputies were indicted on charges that they repeatedly shot Javier Ambler with a Taser during a traffic stop despite his pleas that he could not breathe.

#ambler-javier-d-2019, #artsentertainment-network, #austin-tex, #black-lives-matter-movement, #black-people, #chody-robert, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #heart, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #reality-television, #stun-guns, #television, #texas, #traffic-accidents-and-safety, #traffic-and-parking-violations, #travis-county-tex, #williamson-county-tex

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Bucking the Pandemic, Austin Is ‘the Hottest Market in the Country’

The Texas city is a hot spot for commercial real estate investment and a magnet for corporations looking to move to a high-tech hub.

#austin-tex, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #real-estate-commercial, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #relocation-of-business

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When Your West Wing Job Is Really, Really Far From the Oval Office

Because of the pandemic, some Biden administration officials continue to work from homes a long way from Washington. They see advantages in being outside the bubble.

#appointments-and-executive-changes, #austin-tex, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #sacramento-calif, #san-juan-puerto-rico, #united-states-politics-and-government, #white-house-building-washington-dc, #workplace-environment

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Murder Warrant Issued for Austin Police Officer Who Fatally Shot Unarmed Man

The death of Michael Ramos, 42, last April touched off protests against police violence.

#austin-tex, #black-lives-matter-movement, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #ramos-michael, #taylor-christopher, #texas

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The City Where Cars Are Not Welcome

As automakers promise to get rid of internal combustion engines, Heidelberg is trying to get rid of autos.

#austin-tex, #automobiles, #batteries, #bicycles-and-bicycling, #bloomberg-michael-r, #buses, #c40-cities-climate-leadership-group, #copenhagen-denmark, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #energy-and-power, #energy-efficiency, #europe, #ford-motor-co, #fuel-emissions-transportation, #general-motors, #germany, #heidelberg-germany, #hydrogen, #international-council-on-clean-transportation, #jaguar-land-rover, #mercedes-benz, #oslo-norway, #portland-ore, #real-estate-commercial, #reckitt-benckiser, #roads-and-traffic, #rotterdam-netherlands, #sap-ag, #stockholm-sweden, #transit-systems, #united-nations-framework-convention-on-climate-change, #university-of-heidelberg, #wurzner-eckart

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Iranian and Mexican Rice Pudding Meet at Nixta Taqueria in Austin

The owners of the genre-bending Texas restaurant took inspiration from similar childhood treats.

#austin-tex, #content-type-personal-profile, #cooking-and-cookbooks, #iran, #mardanbigi-sara, #mexican-food-cuisine, #nixta-taqueria-austin-tex-restaurant, #pudding, #restaurants, #rico-edgar-chef

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Texans Needed Food and Comfort After a Brutal Storm. As Usual, They Found It at H-E-B.

As state government flounders, has a beloved grocery store chain become “the moral center of Texas”?

#austin-tex, #h-e-b, #power-failures-and-blackouts, #san-antonio-tex, #supermarkets-and-grocery-stores, #texas

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How To Get Your Family Through An Extreme Weather Event

Take these steps when critical services are affected by freezing temperatures.

#austin-tex, #carbon-monoxide, #content-type-service, #electric-light-and-power, #parenting, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #texas, #weather

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Texas Hospitals Hard Hit by Covid Struggle Without Power and Water

The state’s power failure has plunged some hospitals into crisis, even as they are still reeling from the coronavirus pandemic.

#austin-tex, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #dialysis, #hospitals, #houston-tex, #houston-methodist-hospital, #power-failures-and-blackouts, #shortages, #texas, #water

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At Least 120 Million Americans Bracing for Coast-to-Coast Storm

Widespread winter storm warnings or advisories were posted on Sunday as low temperatures, heavy snow and ice threatened huge swaths of the country.

#austin-tex, #mid-atlantic-states-us, #national-weather-service, #new-england-states-us, #power-failures-and-blackouts, #snow-and-snowstorms, #traffic-accidents-and-safety

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What’s It Like to Sleep in a Hexagon?

After buying an awkward 1960s house with a clumsy 1980s addition, a couple set about dragging the lakefront property into the 21st century.

#austin-tex, #furniture, #home-repairs-and-improvements, #interior-design-and-furnishings, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #restoration-and-renovation

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‘Likely Innocent’: Judge Frees Woman Jailed 15 Years in Child’s Death

Rosa Jimenez was imprisoned after being convicted of murder in the death of a toddler who choked on paper towels while she was babysitting him in 2003. Experts now say the death was accidental.

#amnesties-commutations-and-pardons, #austin-tex, #decisions-and-verdicts, #false-arrests-convictions-and-imprisonments, #innocence-project, #jimenez-rosa-estella, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #politics-and-government, #texas, #travis-county-tex

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Austin, Texas, Hostage Situation Ends With 2 Dead

The police responded to the standoff with a SWAT team, and gunshots and explosions were heard.

#austin-tex, #deaths-fatalities, #kidnapping-and-hostages

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They Can’t Leave the Bay Area Fast Enough

As a tech era draws to an end, more workers and companies are packing up. What comes next?

#atlanta-ga, #austin-tex, #cabo-san-lucas-mexico, #computers-and-the-internet, #facebook-inc, #georgia, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #relocation-of-business, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate, #san-juan-puerto-rico, #savannah-ga, #twitter, #work-life-balance

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San Francisco’s Tech Workers Make the Big Move

As a tech era draws to an end, more workers and companies are packing up. What comes next?

#atlanta-ga, #austin-tex, #cabo-san-lucas-mexico, #computers-and-the-internet, #facebook-inc, #georgia, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #relocation-of-business, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate, #san-juan-puerto-rico, #savannah-ga, #twitter, #work-life-balance

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In Michigan, a Dress Rehearsal for the Chaos at the Capitol on Wednesday

In April, armed protesters crowded into the State Capitol in Michigan. Frightened lawmakers saw echoes of that day in Wednesday’s deadly riot at the Capitol in Washington.

#austin-tex, #charlottesville-va, #charlottesville-va-violence-august-2017, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #firearms, #michigan, #republican-party, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021

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Silicon Valley Isn’t Over Just Because Tech Companies Are Moving Away

The obituary for California’s tech industry has been written before, and it will be rewritten again and again and again.

#austin-tex, #computers-and-the-internet, #miami-fla, #oracle-corporation, #relocation-of-business, #san-francisco-bay-area-calif, #silicon-valley-calif, #start-ups, #venture-capital

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Public Schools Face Funding ‘Death Spiral’ as Enrollment Drops

Congress is sending more relief money to schools, but Covid-related costs and declining state funding tied to student enrollment are driving districts toward a financial crisis.

#austin-tex, #beutner-austin, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-aid-relief-and-economic-security-act-2020, #education-k-12, #los-angeles-calif, #national-school-boards-assn, #stimulus-economic, #united-states-politics-and-government, #vancouver-wash

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Carnegie Hall Stands By Its Chairman, Despite Tax Violations

Robert F. Smith has acknowledged his involvement in a 15-year scheme to hide more than $200 million in income and evade taxes, but he retains the support of the hall’s board.

#austin-tex, #carnegie-hall, #culture-arts, #historic-buildings-and-sites, #philanthropy, #smith-robert-f-1962, #tax-evasion

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$1.3 Million Homes in Pennsylvania, Colorado and Texas

A 1769 townhouse in the Society Hill section of Philadelphia, an 1898 home in Denver and a 1997 postmodern house designed by Michael Graves in Austin.

#austin-tex, #denver-colo, #philadelphia-pa, #real-estate-and-housing-residential

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Jerry Jeff Walker, Who Wrote and Sang ‘Mr. Bojangles,’ Dies at 78

He never had a Top 40 pop hit. But his best-known composition became an enduring standard, and he became a mainstay of the outlaw country movement.

#austin-tex, #austin-city-limits-tv-program, #country-music, #deaths-obituaries, #folk-music, #mr-bojangles-song, #walker-jerry-jeff

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An Almost-Lake House in Texas, Renovated for Work and Art

For a tech investor and a radiologist who collects art, having a multifunctional house was even more important than finding one directly on a lake.

#austin-tex, #furniture, #home-repairs-and-improvements, #interior-design-and-furnishings, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #restoration-and-renovation

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Tesla Third-Quarter Auto Sales Surge

Tesla reported record deliveries in the third quarter as growing interest in electric vehicles and other cars boosted sales across the industry.

#austin-tex, #automobiles, #berlin-germany, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #factories-and-manufacturing, #fremont-calif, #general-motors, #musk-elon, #shanghai-china, #tesla-motors-inc

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Williamson County Sheriff Indicted Over ‘Live PD’ Video of Fatal Traffic Stop

Robert Chody, the sheriff in Williamson County, is accused of tampering with a video of a fatal 2019 traffic stop made by the crew of a police ride-along program.

#ambler-javier, #austin-tex, #chody-robert, #live-pd-tv-program, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #nassour-jason, #police, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #reality-television, #television, #texas, #traffic-accidents-and-safety, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming

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Crane Accident in Austin Injures at Least 20 People

The authorities in Austin, Texas, said that 16 people had been taken to a hospital after two cranes became entangled at a construction site.

#accidents-and-safety, #austin-tex, #derricks-and-cranes

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Texas Man Sentenced to Five Years for Planting Bombs in Beaumont

Jonathan Matthew Torres “preyed upon Beaumont,” terrifying residents days after a bomb spree in Austin, federal officials said.

#austin-tex, #beaumont-tex, #bombs-and-explosives, #churches-buildings, #postal-service-and-post-offices, #postcards, #texas, #torres-jonathan-matthew, #united-states

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Texas Governor Proposes Freezing Taxes in Cities That ‘Defund’ Police

Reacting to a vote in Austin to cut millions from its police budget, Gov. Greg Abbott is backing legislation to deprive cities of control over a major revenue source if they follow suit.

#abbott-gregory-w-1957, #austin-tex, #budgets-and-budgeting, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #police, #police-reform, #politics-and-government, #taxation, #texas

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3 Texas Police Officers Are Shot and a Person Is Barricaded in a Home

Officers from Cedar Park, near Austin, were in stable condition after responding to a call and encountering gunfire, officials said.

#attacks-on-police, #austin-tex, #cedar-park-texas, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides

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The Story of Refugees in America Through the Gripping Tales of Two Women

In “After the Last Border,” Jessica Goudeau offers a searing history of this nation’s response to humanitarian crises while recounting the stories of two refugees.

#after-the-last-border-two-families-and-the-story-of-refuge-in-america-book, #austin-tex, #books-and-literature, #goudeau-jessica, #immigration-and-emigration, #myanmar, #refugees-and-displaced-persons, #syria

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Contact Tracing Is Failing in Many States. Here’s Why.

Inadequate testing and protracted delays in producing results have crippled tracking and hampered efforts to contain major outbreaks.

#arizona, #austin-tex, #california, #centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #contact-tracing-public-health, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #florida, #medicine-and-health, #national-institute-of-allergy-and-infectious-diseases, #states-us, #tests-medical, #your-feed-healthcare

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Garrett Foster Brought His Gun to Austin Protests. Then He Was Shot Dead.

The police in Austin, Texas, have not identified the motorist who fatally shot a protester after driving his car in the direction of marchers.

#austin-tex, #black-lives-matter-movement, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #firearms, #foster-garrett, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #texas

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Tesla Shines During the Pandemic as Other Automakers Struggle

The electric carmaker’s deliveries fell as people around the world were forced to stay home by government orders and fears over the coronavirus pandemic. But the decline was far smaller than for other automakers.

#austin-tex, #automobiles, #company-reports, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #factories-and-manufacturing, #fremont-calif, #musk-elon, #stocks-and-bonds, #tesla-motors-inc

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Two Friends in Texas Were Tested for Coronavirus. One Bill Was $199. The Other? $6,408.

It’s an example of the unpredictable way health prices can vary for patients who receive identical care.

#austin-tex, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #health-insurance-and-managed-care, #prices-fares-fees-and-rates, #tests-medical

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The History and Meaning of Juneteenth

“When I think about Juneteenth as Emancipation Day, and I think about this moment, I feel like we still need to be emancipated.”

#austin-tex, #galveston-tex, #holidays-and-special-occasions, #juneteenth, #lee-opal-1926, #slavery-historical, #states-us, #university-of-texas-at-austin

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A Crisis That Began With an Image of Police Violence Keeps Providing More

Chaos in the streets and the ubiquity of cellphones have created a disturbing array of videos reflecting violent police behavior.

#american-civil-liberties-union, #austin-tex, #black-lives-matter-movement, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #floyd-george-d-2020, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #sacramento-calif, #vallejo-calif

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Southwest Flight Hits and Kills Person on Austin Airport Runway

Flight 1392 landed at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport on Thursday night and tried to avoid the collision, the airline said. Medical teams said the person died at the scene.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #airports, #austin-tex, #aviation-accidents-safety-and-disasters, #federal-aviation-administration, #southwest-airlines-company

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Coronavirus Live Updates: Rising Shortage of Dialysis Units Alarms Doctors

Democratic lawmakers and the Trump administration seek to break an impasse over a small-business loan program.

#abbott-gregory-w-1957, #austin-tex, #california, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #cuomo-andrew-m, #fauci-anthony-s, #new-york-state, #texas, #trump-donald-j

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Texas Protest Reflects Spreading Frustration With Coronavirus Closings

In addition to the “You Can’t Close America” rally in Austin on Saturday, demonstrations took place in the capitals of Nevada, Indiana and Maryland.

#annapolis-md, #austin-tex, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #salt-lake-city-utah, #shroyer-owen

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Coronavirus Live Updates: Protests in Texas to Call for a Reopening

Supporters of President Trump plan to participate in the “You Can’t Close America” rally even as Texas’ governor said he was starting a “phased-in” approach to reopen the state economy.

#abbott-gregory-w-1957, #austin-tex, #california, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #cuomo-andrew-m, #fauci-anthony-s, #new-york-state, #texas, #trump-donald-j

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28 Texas Students Have Coronavirus After Spring Break Trip

A group of about 70 students from the University of Texas at Austin celebrated spring break in Mexico, but returned to find that 28 had tested positive. Dozens more are being monitored.

#austin-tex, #cabo-san-lucas-mexico, #colleges-and-universities, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #juscollege, #spring-season, #texas, #travel-and-vacations, #university-of-texas-at-austin

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South by Southwest Is Canceled as Coronavirus Fears Scuttle Festival

Hundreds of thousands of people were expected to arrive in Austin next week, but a number of companies had pulled out and on Friday, city officials called off the whole event.

#austin-tex, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #epidemics, #music, #south-by-southwest-music-and-media-conference

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