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Taos Air to relaunch flights to Austin, Dallas in December

Oct. 16, 2019 12:04 AM EDT

TAOS, N.M. (AP) — Taos Air has announced that it will relaunch flights to Austin and Dallas in December, giving some Texans direct access to northern New Mexico for the ski season. The Santa Fe New Mexican reports Taos Air will begin direct service Dec. 19 through March 29. The service will link Taos...

Hydraulic issue leads Southwest to evacuate plane in Chicago

Oct. 15, 2019 2:27 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Southwest Airlines has evacuated a flight over a hydraulic issue that cropped up after landing at Chicago's Midway International Airport. Southwest tells reporters that the Monday flight from Austin, Texas, had an issue with a redundant system that powers the main landing gear. Online flight...

Recent editorials from Texas newspapers

Oct. 10, 2019 4:12 PM EDT

Here are excerpts from recent editorials in Texas newspapers: The Dallas Morning News, Oct. 10, 2019 What the killing of Guyger witness Joshua Brown has to teach us now When a witness in a murder case is himself murdered just days after a high-profile trial, it is both right and appropriate for a community to...

Teammates, coaches back WVU QB Kendall after 4-pick game

Oct. 9, 2019 2:27 PM EDT

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Coaches and teammates are rallying behind West Virginia quarterback Austin Kendall as fans question his ability to lead the team following another multiple-interception game. Kendall leads the Big 12 with 190 pass attempts. He knows he needs to limit his mistakes in order for the...

Texas receiver Devin Duvernay tearing it up from the slot

Oct. 9, 2019 2:51 AM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — It seems like ages ago when Texas receiver Devin Duvernay was supposed to be — wanted to be — a Baylor Bear. He was signed and all but delivered to Baylor in 2016 when the Bears were at the apex of their success in the Big 12. Then the Baylor sexual assault scandal...

Nonprofits back Abbott’s vow to combat Austin homelessness

Oct. 3, 2019 7:19 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Community organizations on Thursday welcomed Texas Gov. Greg Abbott to follow through on his warning that the state would step in to address homelessness in the capital of Austin if city officials don’t take swift action. The Republican governor sent Austin Mayor Steve Adler a...

Former Nigerian national team player Promise Isaac dies

Oct. 3, 2019 5:58 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Promise Isaac, who captained Nigeria to the 2008 Olympic silver medal and scored 79 goals in 11 professional seasons in Turkey, died after collapsing at his apartment gym in Austin, Texas, authorities said Thursday. He was 31. Bold was playing for the Austin Bold of the USL and the...

No. 21 Oklahoma State looks for 6th win in row at Texas Tech

Oct. 3, 2019 3:19 PM EDT

No. 21 Oklahoma State (4-1, 1-1 Big 12) at Texas Tech (2-2, 0-1), Saturday at 12 p.m. EDT (FS1). Line: Oklahoma State by 10. Series record: Texas Tech leads 22-21-3. WHAT'S AT STAKE? Oklahoma State is looking for its sixth consecutive win in Lubbock, two weeks after the Cowboys lost at Texas to end the only...

O'Rourke says Trump should resign during impeachment inquiry

Sep. 28, 2019 2:56 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke says President Donald Trump should resign as Congress begins an impeachment investigation. O'Rourke said Saturday there shouldn't be a fear of an impeachment probe intensifying partisan divisions. The former Texas congressman said at the...

Judge sorry for comment about tree falling on Texas governor

Sep. 28, 2019 12:11 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A county administrator in Texas is apologizing for saying Texas Gov. Greg Abbott "hates trees because one fell on him." The Texas Tribune reports that the comment made Friday by Travis County Judge Sarah Eckhardt, a Democrat, during a panel discussion was first reported in a tweet by...