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Lawsuit seeks redrawing of Texas Senate districts

Two Texas residents backed by a conservative legal group have filed a federal lawsuit in Austin challenging how state Senate voting districts were drawn, according to a published report Tuesday.

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    Third person dies from SXSW crash

Third person dies from SXSW crash

A third person struck by a suspected drunken driver in Austin last week during the South By Southwest festival died Monday, police said.
Sandy Thuy Le, 26, died from the injuries she sustained when she was run over outside The Mohawk music club early Thursday, Austin police spokeswoman Veneza Bremner said. Police say the driver, Rashad Owens, was fleeing police when he crashed through a barricade and accelerated his car into a crowd in Austin’s Red River Entertainment District, killing two people at the scene and injuring 21 others.

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Texas abortion law shuts down 2 clinics

AUSTIN — The last abortion clinic in the vast, impoverished Rio Grande Valley closed Thursday, along with the sole remaining clinic in the 100-mile stretch between Houston and the Louisiana border, posing a tall obstacle to women seeking to end pregnancies across a wide swath of the nation’s second-largest state.

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    Lady Gaga to perform at SXSW  for first time

Lady Gaga to perform at SXSW for first time

Pop music provocateur Lady Gaga will headline snack brand Doritos’ lineup at the music conference and festival in Austin.

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    Sober drivers should not ‘fail’ DWI tests

Sober drivers should not ‘fail’ DWI tests

Most of us have heard the campaigns to prevent drunken driving. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has pushed the slogan “Drive sober or get pulled over,” and the state of Texas has released “Drink. Drive. Go to jail.”

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    Standing up: Pro-life group heads to Austin, advocates anti-abortion laws

Standing up: Pro-life group heads to Austin, advocates anti-abortion laws

A group of Baylor students will join thousands of demonstrators in the state’s capital this weekend for the pro-life cause.

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Heavenly Voices sing their way to Austin

Baylor’s Heavenly Voices Gospel Choir will sing at the 11th annual Austin City Limits Music Festival.

Austin City Limits is a three-day music festival held in Austin’s Zilker Park Friday through Sunday.

This year’s headliners include The Black Keys, Jack White, Neil Young and Crazy Horse and The Red Hot Chili Peppers.

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Waco racers don stilettos to raise breast cancer awareness

Racers in stilettos will dash through Downtown Waco this Saturday for a fundraising event to raise awareness about breast cancer.

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Man dies while posing for picture

A North Texas man is dead after he fell from a cliff while posing for a photograph with a landmark Austin bridge in the background.

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    Federal court offers Texas redistricting solution

Federal court offers Texas redistricting solution

Clearing the way for the twice-delayed Texas primaries to finally land in May, a federal court on Tuesday handed the state new voting maps for the 2012 elections that satisfied Republicans who flexed their majority but soured Democrats who wanted more seats.

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