A Salvadoran woman seeking asylum in the United States was returned to a Texas detention center after spending almost two weeks in a hospital, U.S. immigration officials said Thursday.

Hospitalized asylum seeker returned to detention center

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The four states with the highest drug overdose rates in 2015 were West Virginia, New Hampshire, Kentucky and Ohio.

Heroin overdose deaths spike nationwide

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"Austin is on everybody’s radar, and that’s fantastic. But the challenge is that it’s just on the radar," said Erik Huddleston, CEO of TrendKite..

Are Austin startups falling behind in the venture capital race?

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Sometime in the next decade, there will be more than 200 miles of toll roads in the greater Austin area, our columnist Ben Wear writes.

Add Texas 71 to area’s ever-expanding tollway roster

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With "Vaquero," Aaron Watson digs deep into his roots and expands his sonic palate.

‘The cowboy is timeless:’ Aaron Watson on new album ‘Vaquero’ | Austin Music Source

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A draft document obtained by The Associated Press concludes that citizenship of the seven Muslim-majority countries is an "unlikely indicator" of terrorism threats to the United States.

AP Exclusive: DHS report disputes threat from banned nations

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The appeal says circumstantial evidence can prove Rex Nisbett killed his wife.

Reversal of Williamson County murder conviction appealed

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Texas pushed three runs across the plate during the fourth inning against Tim Cate, UConn’s left-handed ace who was pulled in the inning with an undisclosed injury.

The Final Pitch: Texas 4, UConn 1 | Hookem.com

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BREAKING: Waivers granted so far, including to Texas School for the Deaf and some state supported living centers and hospitals, would help agencies that serve people with certain disabilities.

Exclusive: Abbott lifts hiring freeze on positions at 5 Texas agencies

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SECRETIVE SETTLEMENTS: About 1 in 5 Travis County domestic abuse charges are resolved with ‘deferred prosecution’ deals.

How Travis County keeps some case records from domestic abuse victims

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This wholesome snack is easy for anyone to make, our food writer says.

Killing time this weekend? Here’s how to make your own Lärabars

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Donald Trump continued his attack on the press at CPAC on Friday. The full transcript of the speech is here: [ Atxne.ws Link ]
The suspect was booked into the Bastrop County Jail on Friday on an aggravated robbery with a deadly weapon charge, a first-degree felony.

Bastrop man arrested for robbing bank at gunpoint Friday

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Barbara Pierce Bush, daughter of George W. Bush, will be the keynote speaker at the Planned Parenthood of Greater Texas luncheon next week, according to Texas Tribune.

Barbara Pierce Bush to headline Planned Parenthood fundraiser

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From cool background music to a warm tea, it’s the little things that make a big difference when it’s time to unwind. Sponsored by Copenhagen Imports

How to relax after work

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As people continue to live longer, robots could help them live independently in their own homes, if IBM has anything to say about it.

Can IBM research assist in the coming aging boom?

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UPDATE: The 5th-grade student on school bus did not die from trauma, officials said.

5th-grade Round Rock ISD student dies during bus ride

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The passport line began to form at 5 a.m., three hours before the office opened. Do you know anyone who has been part of the crowds?

Austin passport line spills outside amid immigration enforcement fears

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When the sun began to set Thursday, a group of people hosted an event outside the Governor’s Mansion dubbed “Queer Dance Freakout,” which was part gay pride celebration and part protest. More: [ Atxne.ws Link ]
An EPA press release said: “The two men agreed to work cooperatively on a range of issues including the status of Texas nonattainment areas.”

Gov. Greg Abbott meets with Trump EPA head Scott Pruitt

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