Category: State

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Mixed feelings on start of Austin plastic bag ban

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A plastic bag ban has officially started in Austin after the city’s $850,000, yearlong ad campaign designed to educate consumers and businesses. The bags officially disappeared from stores Friday, but...

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School board hears comment on religious banner ban

KOUNTZE, Texas (AP) — A Southeast Texas school board listed to public comments on its decision to bar high school cheerleaders from displaying religious messages on banners at sporting events. The Kountze (koonts) Independent...

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Report of boat sinking off Calif. possible hoax

By Martha Mendoza, Associated Press –  SANTA CRUZ, Calif. — The Pacific Ocean either swallowed an adventurous couple and two young children aboard a sailboat off the Monterey coast this week, or someone played...

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Oh, how the mighty have fallen

DALLAS (105.3 The Fan) — The Sunday matinee matchup between the Dallas Mavericks and the Los Angeles Lakers featured two teams that combined to win three of the past four NBA Championships. However, instead...

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How automatic budget cuts could affect Texas

  HOUSTON (AP) — Below are examples of how Texas could be affected by the automatic budget cuts that are set to take effect this week. The White House compiled the numbers from federal...