Report: Houston led nation in apartment construction during first half of 2022 – Houston Public Media
According to a September report by RentCafe.com, Houston is projected to add nearly 18,000 new apartment units for the calendar year, ranking fifth in that category and third in Texas behind Dallas and Austin.houstonpublicmedia.org
BREWTASTIC FEST: Local breweries take part in Texas Craft Brewers Festival
The Texas Craft Brewers Festival took place Saturday at Fiesta Gardens in Austin. Multiple area craft brewers took part in the annual event.[San Marcos, TX] [Hays County news] News San Marcos News, San Marcos Record [Texas State]sanmarcosrecord.com
Gov. Greg Abbott acknowledges New York City mayor’s office reached out about migrant busing efforts
Abbott previously said Eric Adams’ office had not reached out to him about coordinating migrant arrivals in New York City and faced criticism that he was rebuffing efforts from the mayor to communicate.
Texas can withhold list of people it thinks are noncitizens and can’t vote, appeals court rules
The appellate court reversed a previous ruling that found that Texas violated federal law by refusing to release the list. The suit was brought by five civil rights groups that sought to hold Texas accountable if it disenfranchised naturalized citizens.
Authorities: Texas man shoots 2 migrants near Mexico border
Two brothers in Texas have been arrested after authorities say one of them opened fire on a group of migrants getting water near the U.S.-Mexico border, killing one man and shooting a woman in the stomach, according to court documents filed Thursday. The shooting Tuesday was in rural Hudspeth County about 90 miles from El Paso, where the woman was transported and recovering at a hospital, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety. DPS said the victims were among a group of migrants standing alongside the road getting water when a truck with two men inside pulled over.news.yahoo.com
Best cities for vegetarians, vegans: Laredo near bottom in multiple categories
Laredo had the lowest percentage of restaurants serving vegetarian options ranking 100 out of 100 and near the bottom, ranking No. 99 out of 100, with the lowest percentage of restaurants serving vegan options.lmtonline.com
Gov. Greg Abbott said Texas' strict abortion law would 'eliminate all rapists.' But clinics say the number of rape cases has been 'consistently high': report
"We are struggling to keep up with demand," a Texas Clinic employee told the Associated Press, adding that she has a waitlist for victims.news.yahoo.com
Hays County Sheriff's Office seeking public's help in stolen vehicle case
The Hays County Sheriff’s Department is seeking the public’s help.On Sept. 12, a silver 2018 Jeep Compass was stolen from the 2700 block of S. Old Bastrop Hwy in San Marcos.[San Marcos, TX] [Hays County news] News San Marcos News, San Marcos Record [Texas State]sanmarcosrecord.com
Ex-deputy gets life for killing ex-wife, stepdaughter, man
AUSTIN (AP) — A former Texas sheriff’s deputy has been sentenced to life imprisonment without parole for killing his ex-wife, teenage stepdaughter and the stepdaughter’s boyfriend.Former Travis County[San Marcos, TX] [Hays County news] News San Marcos News, San Marcos Record [Texas State]sanmarcosrecord.com
Ex-deputy gets life for killing ex-wife, stepdaughter, man
A former Texas sheriff’s deputy has been sentenced to life imprisonment without parole for killing his ex-wife, teenage stepdaughter and the stepdaughter’s boyfriend. Former Travis County sheriff’s deputy Stephen Broderick, 42, was automatically sentenced after pleading guilty to capital murder Tuesday in Austin in the 2021 deaths of ex-wife Amanda Broderick, 35; stepdaughter Alyssa Broderick, 17; and Willie Simmons III, 18.news.yahoo.com
‘Kids Can Be So Cruel’: Middle Schooler Who Took His Own Life on Campus Was Bullied, Family Says
via WRALIf you or a loved one are struggling with suicidal thoughts, please reach out to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255), or contact the Crisis Text Line by texting TALK to 741741. You can also text or dial 988.A 13-year-old North Carolina boy whose on-campus death sent shockwaves through the community this week took his own life after being bullied, his family says.Austin Pendergrass, an eighth-grader at Wendell Middle School, was found dead on campus Tuesday mnews.yahoo.com
Judge rules against required coverage of HIV prevention drug
AUSTIN (AP) — A federal judge ruled Wednesday that required coverage of an HIV prevention drug under the Affordable Care Act violates a Texas employer's religious beliefs and undercut the broader syst[San Marcos, TX] [Hays County news] News San Marcos News, San Marcos Record [Texas State]sanmarcosrecord.com
Power outage at Austin airport leads to flight delays
AUSTIN (AP) — An early morning power outage Wednesday at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport caused flight delays and cancellations that continued even after electricity was restored.The airport re[San Marcos, TX] [Hays County news] News San Marcos News, San Marcos Record [Texas State]sanmarcosrecord.com
Taylor Swift English class will be offered at UT Austin this fall
This fall, undergraduate students in the liberal arts honor program at University of Texas Austin will have the opportunity to take an academic course that will study Taylor Swift’s written lyrics, according the UT English Department’s Facebook post.
Suspect wearing bulletproof vest, drove vehicle reportedly stolen from Austin arrested after leading officers on chase in west Houston, HPD says
A suspect who drove a reported stolen vehicle while wearing a bulletproof vest is arrested after leading officers on a short pursuit in west Houston early Saturday, Houston police said.
EPA launches investigation into Texas environment agency’s permitting process for concrete batch plants
The federal agency launched the inquiry after complaints from the Harris County Attorney and Lone Star Legal Aid about how the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality issues permits to plants that predominantly impact communities of color.
Alex Jones ordered to pay $45.2M more over Sandy Hook lies
A Texas jury has ordered conspiracy theorist Alex Jones to pay $45.2 million in punitive damages to the parents of a child who was killed in the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre, adding to the $4.1 million he has to pay for the suffering he put them through by claiming for years that the nation’s deadliest school shooting was a hoax.
Texas cities say streaming giants Disney, Hulu and Netflix owe them millions of dollars in unpaid fees
As people have cut cable subscriptions in favor of streaming services over the years, Texas cities say they have lost out on revenue from franchise fees they claim are owed by streaming giants like Disney, Hulu and Netflix.
After Alex Jones’ lawyers accidentally leak years of emails, Infowars financial documents are revealed in court
Lawyers for Alex Jones appeared to have accidentally sent over the entire contents of the Infowars founder’s phone to the lawyers for the plaintiffs in his defamation trial, according to court proceedings Wednesday.
Parents of Sandy Hook shooting victim call for accountability in Alex Jones’ defamation trial
The parents of 6-year-old Jesse Lewis are suing Jones for falsely claiming that the 2012 mass school shooting was a hoax meant to take away Americans’ guns. The trial is the first of three to determine monetary penalties against the Texas-based conspiracy theorist for his lies about the tragedy.
‘I got rid of the S.O.B.’: Hear from the man whose actions ended the Austin clock tower shooting rampage
There are generations of people living because of Ramiro Martinez. He is the man who took down the sniper shooting people from the clock tower in Austin 56 years ago. KPRC 2 Investigates spent well over an hour with Martinez, hearing his story of heroism.
Alex Jones’ company files for bankruptcy midway through Sandy Hook damages trial
Free Speech Systems submitted the filing during a two-week trial to determine how much the Texas-based conspiracy theorist will award the parents of a victim in the 2012 school shooting, prompting speculation about the company’s effort to avoid bankruptcy oversight as a small business.