Ertel, Munnings lead Louisiana-Monroe over Texas St. 63-60
SAN MARCOS, Texas (AP) - Michael Ertel and Travis Munnings scored 13 points apiece and Louisiana-Monroe held off Texas State's late rally for a 63-60 victory on Thursday night. Louisiana-Monroe had a nine-point lead with less than 4 minutes to play before Eric Terry's layup with 39 seconds remaining capped an 8-2 surge by Texas State for the final score. The Bobcats had possession with 12 seconds left, but Tre'Larenz Nottingham had a 3-point attempt blocked and he missed on a second attempt in the closing seconds. Louisiana-Monroe (14-11, 7-6 Sun Belt Conference) snapped a seven-game road losing streak. JD Williams added 11 points and Andre Washington had 10 for the Warhawks.
Dustdevils end losing skid, prevail in must-win game
The Texas A&M International men's basketball team desperately needed a victory. And after one of their strongest performances in a month's time, they got just that. The Dustdevils ended their eight-game losing streak on Thursday night with a 64-59 win at Arkansas-Fort Smith. And for a team whose postseason hopes were dwindling, the victory couldn't have come at a better time. The victory moves TAMIU to 6-18 this season while running their Heartland Conference record to 3-10. That's huge for the Dustdevils, who passed Arkansas-Fort Smith (9-17, 3-11) with the win to take a half-game lead for eighth place with three games to play. Only eight of the league's nine teams make the Heartland Conference Tournament.
Winning numbers drawn in 'All or Nothing Evening' game
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) _ The winning numbers in Thursday evening's drawing of the Texas Lottery's "All or Nothing Evening" game were: 03-07-09-10-11-14-15-16-17-19-21-23 (three, seven, nine, ten, eleven, fourteen, fifteen, sixteen, seventeen, nineteen, twenty-one, twenty-three)
Feds testify ex-Texas State student could have been next mass shooter or bomber but San Antonio judge orders him sent home
Benjamin Bogart claims his posts and videos of allegiance to white supremacy and about committing violence against minorities was nothing more than rhetoric for his online persona to gain "likes" but federal agents say he actually bought a shotgun and van and that his postings are "disturbing" and show he poses a risk to the public.
Officials: Austin warehouse fire destroys up to 100 pedicabs
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Austin officials say a warehouse fire wiped out one-fifth of the city's pedicabs just weeks before the South by Southwest festival, one of the busiest times for bicycle rickshaw operators. The Austin Fire Department reports that two companies, Metrocycle Pedicabs and Pedicab Adventures, lost up to 100 pedicabs in the warehouse fire early Tuesday. Fire officials tell the Austin American-Statesman that no one was injured and the blaze was ruled accidental. They say the fire started from an electrical short circuit. The companies declined to comment on the fire or the impact it could have on business leading up to the weeklong music, movie and tech festival that starts March 8.
‘Office Space’ Turns 20: How Mike Judge Brought Flair, Assclowns and Red Staplers to the World
Mike Judge’s workplace satire “Office Space,” which celebrates its 20th anniversary Feb. 19, was a bona fide box office flop when it grossed a measly $10.8 million in 1999. But once the comedy was discovered on DVD and cable, “Office Space” became a cult sensation, spreading concepts like “flair” and “assclown” across pop culture. The […]
Police: Man witnesses say killed ex-girlfriend kills self
SAN MARCOS, Texas (AP) - Police say a man who witnesses said fatally shot his ex-girlfriend in the head in Central Texas was later found in his vehicle with a self-inflicted gunshot wound. San Marcos police said Monday that witnesses told officers 24-year-old Brihana Landrum was shot Sunday morning by 28-year-old Adrian Diaz. Police say they had been involved in an on-again, off-again relationship for several years. Police say Diaz fled in his vehicle after Landrum was shot. Landrum's family members put her in a vehicle to take her to a hospital, but she died before getting there. Authorities say that a short time later, Diaz was found in his car in nearby Guadalupe County with a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head.
TX Austin/San Antonio TX Zone Forecast
TX Austin/San Antonio TX Zone Forecast for Sunday, February 17, 2019 _____ 730 FPUS54 KEWX 180913 ZFPEWX Zone Forecast Product for South Central Texas National Weather Service Austin/San Antonio TX 313 AM CST Mon Feb 18 2019 TXZ192-182215- Travis- Including the city of Austin 313 AM CST Mon Feb 18 2019 .TODAY...Partly cloudy. Highs in the upper 50s. Northeast winds 10 to 15 mph. .TONIGHT...Mostly cloudy. A 40 percent chance of showers after midnight. Lows in the lower 40s. Northeast winds 10 mph. .TUESDAY...Cooler, cloudy. Showers likely in the morning, then a chance of showers in the afternoon. Highs in the mid 40s. Northeast winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 70 percent. .TUESDAY NIGHT...
Elisabeth Moss, Brandi Carlile, John Boehner Added as SXSW Speakers
The Beastie Boys, Brandi Carlile, Elisabeth Moss, T Bone Burnett and former House Speaker John Boehner have been added as speakers at the SXSW Conference during March 8-17 in Austin, Texas. Keynotes announced Tuesday include Adam Horovitz and Michael Diamond of the Beastie Boys with Amazon's Nathan Brackett; investor and author Roger McNamee with Wired […]
COLLEGE WOMEN’S BASKETBALL: Austin Peay shoots down Cougars
CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. - Austin Peay seemed to have all the answers Thursday in a 77-65 final over SIUE women's basketball at the Dunn Center. The Governors hit 10 of 23 timely 3-pointers (44 percent) and connected on 23 of 27 shots (86 percent) from the free throw line. Austin Peay grabbed a 33-16 lead by halftime and clawed back to .500 overall (11-11) with the win. "We did some great things in the second half," said SIUE coach Paula Buscher. "We just put ourselves in too big of a hole." SIUE, 10-12 overall and 5-6 in the Ohio Valley Conference, were down by as many as 19 points in the second half but pulled within single digits in the fourth period. Micah Jones led the push with 13 of her team-high 17 points coming in the second half.
Beto O'Rourke says he'll decide on 2020 run by month's end
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Beto O'Rourke's weeks of near-silence end on a massive stage when he sits down for an interview with Oprah Winfrey. The appearance Tuesday on "Oprah's SuperSoul Conversations from Times Square" comes ahead of a possible presidential campaign and puts O'Rourke's charisma put to the test. O'Rourke dazzled Democrats last year by nearly defeating Republican Sen. Ted Cruz in the country's largest red state. But his presidential prospects have been overshadowed more recently with the generally well-received 2020 campaign launches of Sens. Kamala Harris of California, Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts and Cory Booker of New Jersey.
What You Can Buy: Captivating estate
The Georgian stone manor at 69 Porchuck Road is part of 4.18-acre estate off Round Hill Road and set back from the double-gated entry. This more than 9,000 square foot home offers its buyer a front-to-back entry hall, with French doors that lead out to a terrace; living and family rooms, a library and a center-island kitchen with a recessed breakfast nook. The main level also has two powder rooms and a custom-designed home office. There are six en-suite bedrooms, including the master suite, which spans more than 1,200 square feet - essentially, its own wing of the house. It has its own balcony, two dressing rooms, a marble-appointed bath, and a romantic fireplace.
ACLU slams Texas' findings on potential non-citizen voters
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Civil rights groups are asking Texas officials to walk back a letter that questioned the citizenship of thousands of voters and prompted President Donald Trump to renew unsubstantiated claims of rampant voter fraud. The ACLU and a dozen other groups slammed Texas elections officials who say they found 95,000 people identified as non-citizens who had a matching voter registration record. Trump used that announcement to tweet that "58,000 non-citizens voted in Texas." But even Republican Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton told supporters in a fundraising email Monday that many of those people could have become citizens and voted legally.
Winning numbers drawn in 'All or Nothing Night' game
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) _ The winning numbers in Tuesday evening's drawing of the Texas Lottery's "All or Nothing Night" game were: 01-02-03-04-06-10-11-12-20-22-23-24 (one, two, three, four, six, ten, eleven, twelve, twenty, twenty-two, twenty-three, twenty-four)
Murder conviction upheld of Texas man found with phone data
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Texas' highest criminal court has upheld the murder conviction of a man who claimed police violated his rights by using cellphone location data to find him without a warrant. The Austin American-Statesman reports the ruling this week was a first for the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals following a key U.S. Supreme Court decision over digital privacy rights. Christian Sims was convicted in the 2014 fatal shooting of his grandmother. Investigators found him after data provided by his phone provider placed him at an Oklahoma motel. The Supreme Court in June ruled that police generally need a warrant to look at records that reveal where cellphone users have been.
Austin transit Capital Metro lets federal workers ride free
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - A public transit agency in Central Texas is letting federal workers ride for free during the partial government shutdown. Capital Metro in Austin on Wednesday began allowing all federal government employees to ride free for the duration of the shutdown, which began Dec. 22. A Capital Metro statement estimates the U.S. government employs about 13,000 workers in the Austin area. Federal employees need to show their government identification in order to avoid paying fares on Capital Metro. Capital Metro services include bus and rail operations.
FBI: Texas bomber had no known links to terror, hate groups
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - The FBI has determined that the man suspected in a series of bombings in Austin last year had no known links to international terror groups or domestic hate groups. Court documents filed by the U.S. attorney's office say an FBI investigation found that 23-year-old Mark Conditt had no accomplices or any "recognized ideology" when he launched the deadly attacks on March 2. The explosions killed two people and seriously injured four others after bombs were left outside homes and along a public trail. Another exploded at a FedEx distribution center in San Antonio. Police say Conditt blew himself up on March 21, as officers closed in to make an arrest.