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Texas shortstop to miss season after scooter accident

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas standout junior shortstop David Hamilton will miss the 2019 season after tearing his Achilles tendon in a motorized scooter accident. Hamilton was injured last week when his scooter hit a pothole in an accident coach David Pierce called “pretty innocent but unfortunate.” Motorized scooters have become popular on the Texas […]
Tags: Texas, News, Sports, Ap, Hamilton, Austin Texas, David Hamilton, David Pierce


Harmony Korine’s latest, Beto O’Rourke doc to debut at SXSW

NEW YORK (AP) — Harmony Korine’s “The Beach Bum,” Olivia Wilde’s directorial debut and a documentary on the breakout campaign of Texas politician Beto O’Rourke will premiere at the annual South by Southwest Film Festival. The Austin, Texas-based festival announced the lineup to its 26th edition Wednesday after previously revealing that Jordan Peele’s “Us” will […]
Tags: New York, Texas, Movies, News, Entertainment, Ap, Nation, Sxsw, Austin Texas, Harmony Korine, Jordan Peele, Beto O'Rourke


SXSW to Premiere Harmony Korine’s ‘Beach Bum,’ Seth Rogen Comedy, Kathy Griffin Concert Film

The 26th edition of the SXSW Film Festival will feature movies directed by Harmony Korine and Olivia Colman, an untitled romantic comedy starring Seth Rogen and Charlize Theron and a concert film with comedian Kathy Griffin. The annual gathering in Austin, Texas, which starts on March 8, will open with Jordan Peele’s “Us,” which was […]
Tags: News, Festivals, Seth Rogen, Olivia Colman, Sxsw, Kathy Griffin, Austin Texas, Charlize Theron, Harmony Korine, Jordan Peele, Premiere Harmony Korine


SXSW to Premiere Harmony Korine’s ‘Beach Bum,’ Seth Rogen Comedy, Kathy Griffin Special

The 26th edition of the SXSW Film Festival will feature movies directed by Harmony Korine and Olivia Colman, an untitled romantic comedy starring Seth Rogen and Charlize Theron and a stand-up special with comedian Kathy Griffin. The annual gathering in Austin, Texas, which starts on March 8, will open with Jordan Peele’s “Us,” which was […]
Tags: News, Festivals, Seth Rogen, Olivia Colman, Sxsw, Kathy Griffin, Austin Texas, Charlize Theron, Harmony Korine, Jordan Peele, Premiere Harmony Korine


Greenspring Associates leads $50 mln Series C round for Outdoorsy

Austin, Texas-based Outdoorsy, an outdoor recreation marketplace, has raised $50 million in Series C funding. Greenspring Associates led the round with participation from Aviva Ventures, Altos Ventures, AutoTech Ventures and Tandem Capital. Source: Press Release
Tags: Trends, Austin Texas, Greenspring Associates, VC Deals, Aviva Ventures Altos Ventures AutoTech Ventures


The 50 most high-tech cities in the world

Silicon Valley may be home to huge tech companies like Google and Facebook, but the San Francisco metro area isn't the most innovative city in the world, according to annual rankings compiled by data firm 2thinknow. Instead, the top spot belongs to Tokyo, Japan, according to the 2018 Innovation Cities Index. This is the first time that an Asian city has claimed the title as world's most innovative city since 2thinknow first started compiling the annual rankings in 2007. Of the top 50, the city ...
Tags: Google, Facebook, San Francisco, Trends, Barcelona, Silicon Valley, Austin Texas, Moscow Russia, Tokyo Japan, DUBLIN Ireland, Orlando Florida Change, Accenture Storyful Zalando Udemy, Yandex Gazprom Sistema Mobile TeleSystems


FBI: Texas bomber had no known links to terror, hate groups

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The FBI has determined that the man suspected in a series of bombings in Austin last year had no known links to international terror groups or domestic hate groups. Court documents filed by the U.S. attorney’s office say an FBI investigation found that 23-year-old Mark Conditt had no accomplices or any […]
Tags: Texas, News, Ap, Fbi, Austin, Nation, Austin Texas, Mark Conditt


Amid shutdown, Texas governor sidesteps border wall debate

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Republican Greg Abbott has made no mention of President Donald Trump’s proposed border wall after taking the oath for a second term as Texas governor. A clash between Trump and congressional Democrats on funding for the wall sparked what is now the longest government shutdown in U.S. history. Texas would be […]
Tags: Texas, News, Ap, Nation, Donald Trump, Trump, Greg Abbott, Austin Texas


Police: Texas woman posing for photo shoots, kills boyfriend

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Investigators say a Texas woman is facing manslaughter charges after accidentally shooting her boyfriend when she pointed a rifle at him while posing for a photo. Travis County jail records show that 20-year-old Autumn King was being held Tuesday on a $200,000 bond. Online records don’t list a defense attorney who […]
Tags: Texas, News, Ap, Nation, Austin Texas, Travis County


Appeals court stays convicted killer’s Tuesday execution

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A Texas appeals court has delayed this week’s scheduled execution of a man convicted of killing his girlfriend’s 13-month-old daughter during what the couple had said was part of an “exorcism.” The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals on Monday granted the stay for Blaine Milam. His execution was slated for Tuesday. […]
Tags: Texas, News, Ap, Nation, Austin Texas, Texas Court of Criminal Appeals, Blaine Milam


Signia leads $5 mln round for Pensa Systems

Austin, Texas-based Pensa Systems, a provider of autonomous perception systems, has raised $5 million in funding. Signia Venture Partners led the round with participation from other investors that included Commerce Ventures, ZX Ventures, ATX Seed Ventures, Capital Factory and Revtech Ventures. In addition to the funding, Ed Cluss, a partner at Signia Venture Partners, will join Pensa’s board of directors. Source: Press Release
Tags: Trends, Austin Texas, VC Deals, Pensa, Signia Venture Partners, Signia, Ed Cluss, Pensa Systems


We pay through the nose to live in California

Gov. Gavin Newsom’s inaugural address was a bit too long and somewhat disjointed, but he did make some cogent points, including this one: “Even in a booming economy, there is a disquieting sense that things are not as predictable as they once were, that we must now run faster just to stay in place. Stagnant wages. Costs that keep rising – rent, utilities, visiting the doctor – the basics are increasingly out of reach.  We face a gulf between the rich and everyone else – and it’s not just inequal...
Tags: New York, Mississippi, California, Opinion, Sport, Austin, Soccer, Missouri, Hawaii, Gavin Newsom, Bay Area, San Francisco Bay Area, Capitol, Austin Texas, Bankrate, Dan Walters


Lawmaker: Confederate plaque removed from Texas Capitol

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A lawmaker says a Confederate plaque in the Texas Capitol that rejects slavery as the underlying cause of the Civil War has been removed. State Rep. Eric Johnson on Sunday tweeted a photo of the blank wall where the plaque was once displayed. Johnson, a Dallas Democrat, has long pushed the […]
Tags: News, Ap, Nation, Dallas, Johnson, Austin Texas, Texas Capitol, Eric Johnson


Remembering The U.S.'s Oldest Known Veteran

Family and friends gathered in Austin, Texas, to say goodbye to Richard Overton. He was America's oldest known veteran who died at the age of 112. He fought in World War II and served in Pearl Harbor.
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Remembering The Oldest Known Veteran In The U.S.

Family and friends gathered in Austin, Texas, to say goodbye to Richard Overton. He was America's oldest known veteran who died at the age of 112. He fought in World War II and served in Pearl Harbor.
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Scooter startup Bird tried to silence a journalist. It did not go well.

Cory Doctorow doesn’t like censorship. He especially doesn’t like his own work being censored. Anyone who knows Doctorow knows his popular tech and culture blog, Boing Boing, and anyone who reads Boing Boing knows Doctorow and his cohort of bloggers. The part-blogger, part special advisor at the online rights group Electronic Frontier Foundation has written for years on topics of technology, hacking, security research, online digital rights and censorship and its intersection with free speech an...
Tags: Security, Startups, Transportation, Lawsuit, Internet, Snowden, Ebay, China, Blogs, Linkedin, Tech, Spokesperson, Tesla, Cyberpunk, Digital Media, Eff


Texas set to remove Confederate plaque from state Capitol

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas Gov. Greg Abbott agreed Friday to remove a plaque in the state Capitol that rejects slavery as the underlying cause of the Civil War, bending after years of resistance by state Republican leaders in the face of Confederate monuments falling nationwide. A unanimous vote by the State Preservation Board, which […]
Tags: Texas, News, Ap, Nation, Greg Abbott, Capitol, Austin Texas, State Preservation Board


Bloomberg says he’d self-fund possible 2020 White House bid

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg says that, if he runs for president in 2020, he’ll pay for it himself. He’s also offering a broader defense of candidates who use personal riches to bankroll campaigns. Another top contender, Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren, has decried the presidency becoming “one more plaything that […]
Tags: New York, News, White House, Bloomberg, Ap, Nation, Michael Bloomberg, Austin Texas, Massachusetts Sen Elizabeth Warren


O’Rourke to do Oprah Winfrey interview amid 2020 speculation

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Former Texas Rep. Beto O’Rourke will head to New York next month for a live interview with Oprah Winfrey as he continues to mull a 2020 presidential run. O’Rourke will be part of “Oprah’s SuperSoul Conversations from Times Square” on Feb. 5. He’ll speak to Winfrey one-on-one as part of an […]
Tags: New York, Texas, Television, News, Entertainment, Ap, Nation, Oprah Winfrey, Oprah, Times Square, Austin Texas, Rourke, Winfrey, O'Rourke, Beto O Rourke


Southern Spring Wedding at Canyonwood Ridge in Austin, Texas

I can say without hesitation that I am entirely ready to skip winter and move straight on to spring. Who's with me? I know all of you spring Brides are probably SO ready, but maybe not-so-ready when it comes to the to do list. Thankfully, you have a few more months to plan, prep and soak in inspiration as juicy as this fete planned and designed by Westcott Weddings. With a citrusy palette and blooms by Clementine Botanical Art, the only natural thing to do is smile when you see the images from J...
Tags: Wedding, Romantic, The Blog, Austin Texas, Clementine, Westcott, Real Weddings, Canyonwood Ridge


Southern Spring Wedding at Canyonwood Ranch in Austin, Texas

I can say without hesitation that I am entirely ready to skip winter and move straight on to spring. Who's with me? I know all of you spring Brides are probably SO ready, but maybe not-so-ready when it comes to the to do list. Thankfully, you have a few more months to plan, prep and soak in inspiration as juicy as this fete planned and designed by Westcott Weddings. With a citrusy palette and blooms by Clementine Botanical Art, the only natural thing to do is smile when you see the images from J...
Tags: Wedding, Romantic, The Blog, Austin Texas, Clementine, Westcott, Real Weddings, Canyonwood Ranch


Path cleared for Confederate plaque removal in Texas Capitol

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas officials have voted to remove a 60-year-old Confederate plaque in the state Capitol that rejects slavery as an underlying cause of the Civil War. The decision Friday by the State Preservation Board follows years of resistance from Republicans to remove any of the roughly dozen Confederate markers in and around […]
Tags: Texas, News, Ap, Capitol, Austin Texas, Texas Capitol, State Preservation Board


Will Cities Be Ready for 5G?

Journalist Scott Fulton III describes fifth-generation wireless, or 5G, as “a capital improvement project the size of the entire planet.”He’s not wrong. And it’s coming fast. What is 5G? 5G is the latest iteration of cellular technology, engineered to exponentially increase the speed (up to 100 times current levels) and responsiveness of wireless networks. It will also facilitate a massive increase in the amount of data transmitted over these networks.Most importantly for smart cities and commu...
Tags: Startups, New York, News, China, Global, US, San Francisco, Tech, Intel, Austin, Cities, Foxconn, GSMA, 5g, Austin Texas, COLLIER


Drew Brees and Nick Foles will have a high school reunion on Sunday, sort of

The round of eight concludes with a showdown between a pair of quarterbacks whose backgrounds trace to the same high school. A decade apart, Saints quarterback Drew Brees and Eagles quarterback Nick Foles played at Westlake High School in Austin, Texas. On Sunday, one former Westlake quarterback will advance, and one won't.
Tags: News, Sports, Drew Brees, Saints, Eagles, Austin Texas, Westlake, Brees, Nick Foles, Westlake High School


Crew plans to start stadium construction this summer

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Incoming Columbus Crew owner Dee Haslam says the team plans to start construction of a $230 million downtown stadium this summer. The Crew were in danger of being moved to Austin, Texas, before an agreement announced last month that has Precourt Sports Ventures selling the team to Dee and Jimmy Haslam […]
Tags: News, Sports, Ap, Columbus Crew, Austin Texas, Dee, COLUMBUS Ohio, Jimmy Haslam, Dee Haslam, Precourt Sports Ventures


IndyCar expects to announce new series title sponsor ‘soon’

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — IndyCar Series officials hope to make an announcement about its new title sponsor before a February test in Austin, Texas, and long before NBC begins its expanded coverage of the series this season. Series officials have been seeking a replacement for Verizon, which announced in October 2017 it would leave the series […]
Tags: Verizon, News, Nbc, Sports, Indianapolis, Ap, Auto Racing, Austin Texas


Columbus Crew SC's downtown stadium construction to start in summer of 2019

Incoming Columbus Crew owner Dee Haslam said the team plans to start construction of a $230 million downtown stadium this summer. The announcement came at a press conference at the Ivory Room in downtown Columbus where new head coach Caleb Porter and president Tim Bezbatchenko were presented for the first time. The Crew were in danger of being moved to Austin, Texas, before an agreement was announced last month that has Precourt Sports Ventures selling the team to Dee and Jimmy Haslam -- the ow...
Tags: Football, Sport, Story, Columbus, Columbus Crew, Columbus Crew Sc, Austin Texas, Dee, Jimmy Haslam, Caleb Porter, Tim Bezbatchenko, Dee Haslam, Precourt Sports Ventures, Ivory Room


Neiman Marcus reaches $1.5 million data breach settlement

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — More than 40 state attorneys general have announced a $1.5 million settlement with The Neiman Marcus Group LLC over a data breach the Dallas-based retailer disclosed in January 2014. The breach exposed customer credit card data at 77 Neiman Marcus stores nationwide. Over a three-month period in 2013, about 370,000 Neiman […]
Tags: Business, News, Ap, Nation, Dallas, Neiman Marcus, Austin Texas, Neiman Marcus Group LLC


Jordan Peele’s ‘Us’ to premiere as opening film at SXSW

NEW YORK (AP) — Jordan Peele’s “Us,” his anticipated follow-up to “Get Out,” will make its world premiere at the South by Southwest Film Festival. SXSW announced Tuesday that “Us” will open the 26th edition of the Austin, Texas, festival on March 8. Like Peele’s “Get Out,” ”Us” is a socially minded horror thriller. The […]
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Jordan Peele’s ‘Us’ Will Have Its World Premiere at 2019 SXSW Film Festival

Get Out writer/director Jordan Peele‘s new horror film Us opens in the United States on March 15, 2019, but if you’re attending this year’s SXSW Film Festival in Austin, Texas, you may have a chance to catch it even earlier. The Us world premiere date has been announced, and the movie will be the opening night film at this year’s festival. Read on for more details. A press release informs us that Peele’s “original nightmare” Us will have its world premiere at SXSW on Friday, March 8, 2019, an...
Tags: Movies, Horror, US, United States, Adelaide, Universal, Universal Pictures, Sxsw, Northern California, Sundance, Austin Texas, Lupita Nyong, Peele, Jordan Peele, Janet Pierson Director of Film, Monkeypaw Productions