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    1. AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - "Campus (Dildo) Carry" day is on track at the University of Texas and students who pack sex toys to protest a new law that expands the right to carry guns on campus will not be punished, university officials said on Tuesday. The protest planned for the start of classes next year is aimed at showing what organizers said is the folly of penalizing people up to $500 under...

    2. Texas mascot Bevo retiring to ranch after cancer diagnosis

      The Associated Press via Yahoo! SportsOct 13 04:17 PM

      AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- University of Texas longhorn steer mascot Bevo XIV has been diagnosed with cancer and will retire.

    3. Ben Hooper AUSTIN, Texas, Oct. 12 (UPI) -- More than 2,000 people have pledged to protest the University of Texas at Austin's concealed weapons policy by openly displaying "gigantic" sex toys.

    4. Did Texas governor's errant tweet jinx baseball Astros?

      Reuters via Yahoo! NewsOct 12 04:06 PM

      By Jon Herskovitz AUSTIN, Texas, Oct 12 (Reuters) - With the Houston Astros on the verge of advancing in the baseball playoffs on Monday, a tweet was sent out in the name of Texas Governor Greg Abbott congratulating the team on its victory. The wheels soon came off for the Astros, who just six outs away from a berth in the American League Championship Series, suffered one of the worst breakdowns...

    5. Jinx? Texas governor congratulates Astros before collapse

      The Associated Press via Yahoo! SportsOct 12 03:00 PM

      AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- Here's a new ''oops'' moment for a Texas governor: prematurely celebrating a Houston Astros playoff victory.

    6. AUSTIN, Texas - The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals on Monday halted the planned execution next month of a death row inmate whose lawyers argued he was sentenced to death based on tainted testimony from major witnesses. The court stayed the Nov. 3 execution of Julius Murphy, without elaborating on its decision. Murphy, 36, was convicted in 1998 of fatally shooting Jason Erie in the head during a...

    7. Texas mascot Bevo diagnosed with leukemia virus

      Oklahoma's NewsChannel 4Oct 13 02:54 PM

      AUSTIN, Texas – A popular mascot at the University of Texas is retiring following a cancer diagnosis. Bevo, a live longhorn, has been Texas’ mascot since 2004. Last week, officials announced that BEVO XIV would not attend the Red River Shootout because of a life-threatening illness. On Tuesday, officials said the longhorn, whose given name is […]

    8. Austin Film Festival & Screenwriters Conference , the premier film festival recognizing the writers’ contributions to film, television, and new media, released today their final program additions, including new marquee films and special guests.

    9. Houston investment firm CEO dies in Austin boat crash

      San Antonio Express-NewsOct 12 06:03 AM

      AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Two people have been killed in a boat crash on Lake Austin and one of the victims has been identified as head of a prominent Houston-based investment firm. Hurwitz in 2007 replaced his father, Charles Hurwitz, as CEO of Maxxam, a forest products and real estate development company.

    10. Texas sues VW over consumer protection, clean air violations

      Associated Press via Yahoo! NewsOct 08 03:15 PM

      AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas has filed suit against Volkswagen, charging that the automaker's emissions rigging violated state consumer protection laws and clean air standards.

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