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SXSW Daily Digest: A new space race, plus investor chatter and the start of music

SXSW Daily Digest: A new space race, plus investor chatter and the start of music

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Buzz Aldrin issued a call to action for the U.S. space program Tuesday while musical performances got...


Caught on camera at SXSW: Little moments have big impact at festival

Caught on camera at SXSW: Little moments have big impact at festival

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It's hard to believe, but South by Southwest is at the half-way mark. The 2017 festival has been notable...


\'Bathroom bill\' all but clears Senate, path through House appears less certain

'Bathroom bill' all but clears Senate, path through House appears less certain

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The Texas Senate gave initial approval Tuesday to the "bathroom bill" — a divisive issue in the...


The Brief: Texas House committee taking up \

The Brief: Texas House committee taking up "sanctuary cities" bill

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Happy Wednesday! Thanks for reading The Brief, The Texas Tribune’s daily newsletter that prepares...


Texas proposal would limit prosecutors in grand jury proceedings

Texas proposal would limit prosecutors in grand jury proceedings

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A bipartisan proposal before state lawmakers would require prosecutors to share evidence with grand...


Analysis: Texas could find itself back in the voting rights penalty box

Analysis: Texas could find itself back in the voting rights penalty box

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At Capitol, bill targeting plastic bag bans draws strong opposition

At Capitol, bill targeting plastic bag bans draws strong opposition

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South Texas rancher Gilbert Saenz remembers the first time he caught one of his sheep nibbling on a...


Texas Senate tentatively approves so-called \

Texas Senate tentatively approves so-called "bathroom bill"

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The Texas Senate on Tuesday tentatively signed off on the so-called “bathroom bill” on a...


Senate hearing consider bills that would draw Uber and Lyft back to Austin

Senate hearing consider bills that would draw Uber and Lyft back to Austin

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As many visitors to Austin this week for the South by Southwest festival complained about navigating...


Second RadioShack bankruptcy hits Austin-area stores

Second RadioShack bankruptcy hits Austin-area stores

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RadioShack will close nearly 200 stores nationwide as it works through its second bankruptcy in two...


Masturbation bill author says some House Republican men tried to retaliate against her

Masturbation bill author says some House Republican men tried to retaliate against her

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State Rep. Jessica Farrar accused some Republican men in the Texas House of engaging in "a retaliatory...


Buoyed by exports, Texas economy accelerates in January amid hiring surge

Buoyed by exports, Texas economy accelerates in January amid hiring surge

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Texas' economic growth accelerated in January as employment surged across the state. The number of jobs...


Raucous debate over Texas property tax reform centers on local control of public dollars

Raucous debate over Texas property tax reform centers on local control of public dollars

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The introduction Tuesday of a bill focused on property tax reform in the Senate Finance Committee produced...


In the Office: How workforce diversity can boost bottom lines at Austin companies (Video)

In the Office: How workforce diversity can boost bottom lines at Austin companies (Video)

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Increasing gender and racial diversity in the workplace is a laudable hiring goal, and its importance...


Senators grill one another in tense hearing on property tax bill

Senators grill one another in tense hearing on property tax bill

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State Sen. Paul Bettencourt faced fierce bipartisan opposition from his finance committee colleagues...


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