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Ferguson protest planned outside Austin police headquarters

statesman.com — Austin residents plan to protest downtown Tuesday, frustrated by a grand jury's decision to not indict a police officer in the fatal shooting of Michael Brown, an unarmed, black 18-year-old killed in Ferguson, Missouri, over the summer.
Nov 25, 2014

Organizers change location of planned Austin protest over Ferguson decision statesman.com/news/news/crim…

Nov 25, 2014

Austin police: No major incidents expected during Ferguson protest statesman.com/news/news/crim…

Nov 25, 2014

RT @statesman: Ferguson protest planned outside Austin police headquarters atxne.ws/1ySi9zK

Nov 25, 2014

Austin police welcome protest over Ferguson decision but "we won't allow a handful of anarchists," chief says: shar.es/1XwxES

Austin alcohol sales jump 15 percent in October

statesman.com — Sales of alcohol at Austin bars, restaurants and hotels soared in October, up nearly 15 percent compared to the same month last year, an American-Statesman analysis found.

Statesman Shots #43: Addie Broyles on Thanksgiving stress tactics

statesmanshots.blog.statesman.com — Gather 'round and spoon up (slice up?) some cranberry sauce! American-Statesman food writer Addie Broyles returns to Shots for a segment we're calling "All Thanksgivings Considered." Thanksgiving can be wonderful, but also stressful if you approach it as a make-or-break affair. Are "novelty" Thanksgiving foods even a thing?
Nov 25, 2014

Why is Thanksgiving every food writer's "Groundhog Day"? Find out on this week's holiday edition of @statesmanshots: bit.ly/1vJEBxK

Statesman Shots: Foods that go too far

video.statesman.com — American-Statesman food writer Addie Broyles and "Statesman Shots" co-hosts Tolly Moseley and Omar L. Gallaga talk about foods they absolutely will not eat.

Season for Caring: Where are they now? Aung Min Family

seasonforcaring.blog.statesman.com — Refugees from Burma, Uka and Naw Aung Min are expecting a new baby in May, a younger sibling for 3-year-old Okee. Naw Aung Min, 37, has been able to enroll in school to improve her English. Uka Aung Min, 32, was working full-time until he was recently laid off from his job in electrical soldering.

Where are they now: Kelly Osmer

seasonforcaring.blog.statesman.com — When we first told you about Kelly Osmer, she and two of her children were living in a motel room. She was looking for work everyday, but spending most of her time on the bus taking children to and from day care.

City of Austin, downtown group afoul of campaign law, critics charge

statesman.com — The city of Austin has in effect "laundered money" over the past few months, two local activists charged Tuesday, by sending tax revenue to a downtown advocacy group that then donated $440,000 to a political committee pushing for the proposed $1 billion urban rail item that failed on the Nov.
Nov 25, 2014

Were the Downtown #Austin Alliance's contributions to failed light rail campaign proper? Some say 'no' shar.es/1XxuTI

One person killed in Amtrak train crash in Williamson County

statesman.com — 1:52 p.m. update: Officials said Texas 95 is closed between Bartlett and Granger in Williamson County due to a crash involving an Amtrak train and a pickup truck.
Nov 25, 2014

One killed after Amtrak train and pickup truck crashed in Williamson County goo.gl/plFx3n

Kung Fu Saloon employee charged with aggravated assault

statesman.com — Kung Fu Saloon employee charged with aggravated assault
Nov 25, 2014

Kung Fu Saloon employee charged with aggravated assault after choking out a customer & dropping him on his face: statesman.com/news/news/crim…

Prosecutors seek to dismiss murder case against Dennis Davis

statesman.com — More than a year after a state appeals court overturned the murder conviction against Dennis Davis, who was found guilty in the 1985 death of Natalie Antonetti, a Travis County judge is weighing whether to dismiss the charges against him.
Nov 25, 2014

RT @jazmineulloa: Breaking: Prosecutors seek to dismiss murder charges against Dennis Davis. Defense objects—he wants his day in court. bit.ly/1uUbBBt

seasonforcaring.blog.statesman.com — 11:12 pm Nov. 19, 2014 Ethel Black, 77, is enjoying her house anew after it was fixed up by Amplify Credit Union last December. Reader donations and a new bed from Factory Mattress have made her incredibly grateful. "It's so beautiful," she ...

Longhorns chat with Brian Davis and Ryan Autullo at 11 a.m.

longhorns.blog.statesman.com — Beat writers Brian Davis and Ryan Autullo will chat all things Longhorns at 11 a.m. Tuesday. ...
Nov 25, 2014

RT @bevobeat: Longhorns chat with Brian Davis and Ryan Autullo at 11 a.m. atxne.ws/1ySkieE #Longhorns

Man falls 40 feet trying to retrieve keys in downtown Austin

statesman.com — Man falls 40 feet trying to retrieve keys in downtown Austin

Teen shot, killed in East Austin apartment complex

statesman.com — An 18-year-old man was shot to death after an argument in an East Austin apartment complex early Friday, police said.

Barnes: A look at Leonard Lundgren, the man behind the buildings

statesman.com — During the 1960s, Leonard Lundgren and Ed Maurer flew their own planes to work sites. The city's commercial air service was spotty back then, leaving the Austin design partners with few travel choices as their business spread across Texas and beyond.
Nov 25, 2014

Barnes: A look at Leonard Lundgren, the man behind the buildings shar.es/1Xw3M6

Police investigate home invasion in East Austin

statesman.com — Police are investigating an overnight home invasion in East Austin.About 12:10 a.m. officers responded to a call in the 6400 block of Springdale Road near Manor Road in East Austin, police said.

Federal authorities drop Bastrop County Taser case

statesman.com — Federal prosecutors will not seek an indictment against two Bastrop County sheriff deputies involved in a 2013 incident at Cedar Creek High School that left a 17-year-old with a severe brain injury, the American-Statesman and KVUE-TV learned Monday.

Prices unveiled for Austin’s Google Fiber service

statesman.com — A scaled-down version of Google Fiber will be offered without a monthly fee when the Internet giant launches service in Austin next month.

Man live streaming Ferguson unrest has phone stolen live on air

statesman.com — Bassem Masri has been a vocal presence in Ferugson the past few days, even appearing on CNN last night.
Nov 25, 2014

RT @statesman: Man live streaming Ferguson unrest has phone stolen live on air atxne.ws/1yPMD5c