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Straus calls scuttling of bathroom bill a ‘turning point’ for Texas

Straus calls scuttling of bathroom bill a ‘turning point’ for Texas



2017-10-13T03:51:04+0000

The new House Select Committee on Economic Competitiveness will highlight what makes Texas an attractive place to do business for companies like Amazon.com.

Straus said Amazon and other businesses look for quality of K-12 education, colleges and universities and support of diverse people.



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17 hours ago

The University of Texas at Austin

The ability to observe events in more than one way — with both light and with gravity — could lead to many other exciting discoveries that we can't even predict:

College of Natural Sciences, UT Austin
Scientists at the LIGO Scientific Collaboration announced this morning that they have for the first time ever detected both light and gravitational waves from a massive explosion in space caused by the collision of two super-dense neutron stars.

On today's Point of Discovery podcast, we talk to UT astrophysicist Pawan Kumar about what this breakthrough means for his field.

Listen here: cns.utexas.edu/point/eyewitness-to-a-cosmic-car-wreck
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I'd like the ability to observe my son graduate in December from CNS and walk in commencement, but unfortunately, you've decided that actions of past students (not enough participation) is justification to adversely affect future students and are not allowing early graduates from CNS a commencement this December. John O'kane FOX 7 Austin Still waiting to hear from the Dean of CNS and the President of the The University of Texas at Austin on the issue.

19 hours ago

Texas Motor Speedway

20 Days to go. Do you have your #AAATexas500 tickets? » bit.ly/2yMPBBQ ... See MoreSee Less

20 Days to go. Do you have your #AAATexas500 tickets? » http://bit.ly/2yMPBBQ

 

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Yup can't wait we will be out there on the first

Shawn Peterson we need to get our tickets so we can watch Kenseth race!!!!

Yes Season Ticket holders and camping too!!

I got mine can't wait to go to TMS

👍

Got a pic with the car last year before qualifying

👍🏁😊

21 hours ago

Texas Motor Speedway

ANNOUNCING: Pat Green will play the Loud & Proud Pre-Race Show fueled by American Ethanol before the #AAATexas500! Get your pre-race pass to be front & center » bit.ly/2gC9sc4 ... See MoreSee Less

 

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Wonder what the pass costs. Or will we just make sure we are in the stands early enough to see him?

Got our tickets today!! We will be there on November 5th for Dale Jr.’s last race!!

Got my free passes this morning from 95.9 The Ranch in Sundance square, thanks!

I can’t wait!

Seriously??? Bummer! Well, a great race at a great track and getting to see Dale Earnhardt Jr. race before retirement will be awesome!!

"Hint" "Hint" next April Texas Motor Speedway "Hint" "Hint"

Who's Pat Green? Never heard of him/her/whoever!

Bubba Brown I feel like Pat green was there when we went before maybe?

SHOULD HAVE BEEN AARON WATSON BUT OKAY

Awesome!!! ❤️🇺🇸💙 I wish people would quit bitching all the time!

If we have pit passes, will this be included?

I think this will be Pat Green second time for pre race concert great songs

Jerrett Cardwell dang so I’ll see him play live twice in six months!

Diana Lynn Burton & Marty Loring - pre-race concert for Nov. 5 Nascar race.

Roy Deshazer and I will be there!

Cody Leinweber I'm thinking a cook out is in order?

You want to get pre race passes now? James Matthew Wells

Who?

Hell yea!!!

Wow! He's great!!

I can't wait

OMG!!!! Yaaassssssss!!!!

Let’s go racing

Can't wait.

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We've teamed up with the Austin Film Festival to give away 2 FREE Producer's Badges (valued at $675 each).

HOW TO CASH IN: Become a Texas Observer member (or give a gift membership) and you'll receive a free Observer T-shirt, plus the chance to win the badges. Just forward your membership confirmation to [email protected] by TUESDAY AT NOON, and we'll randomly select the winners from the new members.

The festival is right around the corner, what are you waiting for?

goo.gl/aodnJ4
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Weve teamed up with the Austin Film Festival to give away 2 FREE Producers Badges (valued at $675 each). 

HOW TO CASH IN: Become a Texas Observer member (or give a gift membership) and youll receive a free Observer T-shirt, plus the chance to win the badges. Just forward your membership confirmation to business@texasobserver.org by TUESDAY AT NOON, and well randomly select the winners from the new members.

The festival is right around the corner, what are you waiting for? 

https://goo.gl/aodnJ4

 

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Howdy! Can I please have a free Texas Observer t-shirt?! <3 I'm a brand new Texas Observer member! I just received my brand new Number One issue of the October magazine in the mail. I am attaching photographs of this magazine, including my address label. !Please please pretty please?! :-) I joined up to support excellent local journalism. And, since you are giving away shirts, may I please have a shirt too? (XL) Toni Rayner

2 days ago

Texas Motor Speedway

BOOM! It's official folks! Thanks to Eddie Gossage's pick of Brad Keselowski we'll be giving away 500 Pre-Race Passes tomorrow morning! (Limit 2 per person) ... See MoreSee Less

BOOM! Its official folks! Thanks to Eddie Gossages pick of Brad Keselowski well be giving away 500 Pre-Race Passes tomorrow morning! (Limit 2 per person)

 

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How many tickets per person? Have several friends that work and can't make it. I work and will be there if can find parking... ;)

Dang it tell us who is pre-race performer!

Should have given some away online, not everyone lives down there or can get down there tomorrow. You have a lot of fans that come from out of state.

I think this is a great thing to do but why not hand them out at 6 or 7 pm? Most are at work on a Monday at 9am.

Jill Frawley or Drew Lauckner or Daniel Threatt if anyone you know is in the area tomorrow morning pllleeease bribe them to go for me.

yall are using the term "celebrity" pretty generously ....lol

I would have liked a couple, but can't drive three hours one way to get them

Well damn, wish I still lived up there.

Wish I didn't have to work tomorrow

Wish this was closer to Forney , Texas.

Wish I could be there!!!

Barbara Spurgeon, go and get some passes in the morning! Ok I am wishing but it would be awesome if we had it....

Wish I was there , none will be given online will they

Wish I could’ve been there to get some passes, we Love Pat Green.

I would love ❤️ to get tickets passes to the Loud and Proud pre race 🏁 show!

I am in Louisiana...wish I had Two!!!

Kimberly Doyle you got this? I can't fly in from CT fast enough...😅😅😅

Krystal Miller!!! You and Aaron needed to go to this in the morning!

Jeri Ann you should go get some!

John G. Bellamy

I better of won!

Somebody didn’t read he post. 😂😂

How do you enter?

I'm ready! Let's go racing!

I want these how do I enter

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Lets do this.

 

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Wait, let's discuss this!

rode it plenty of times me and my oldest love the ride

Daniel Powell this is the one you missed

Did it all day yesterday !!!

Cool pic!

Claudia Cruz

Need to now add some inversions for this ride and would be even more awesome.

2 days ago

Texas Motor Speedway

GIVEAWAY TIME! As if you needed another reason to yell at your tv more today. Tune in to the #Alabama500 from Talladega Superspeedway to see if one of these picks wins! ... See MoreSee Less

GIVEAWAY TIME! As if you needed another reason to yell at your tv more today. Tune in to the  #Alabama500 from Talladega Superspeedway to see if one of these picks wins!

 

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How many pre race passes per person?

How many per person

How do we register to win? Go kb!!!

You should make it so that working people who live hours away but are coming to the race have a chance to win some too

Wish I could be there, sucks living 4 hours away and having to work lol

Nooo I won't be back in Texas until next weekend ♡ lol Go Jr!

Lynnette Keeney Duffek

Today we'll be at the Ft. Worth Hooters from 1-3pm with the #24 Chase Elliott Hooters show car talking about Chase U! Can't make it? Here's some Chase U info » bit.ly/2ynYTDf ... See MoreSee Less

Today well be at the Ft. Worth Hooters from 1-3pm with the #24 Chase Elliott Hooters show car talking about Chase U! Cant make it? Heres some Chase U info » http://bit.ly/2ynYTDf

 

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Parked in the handicap spot? REALLY, reminds me of all of the golf carts at TMS that require a handicap placard, seems 20k disabled people show up at TMS on race weekend not to mention allowing non disabled people to have the disabled section tickets, kind of shows how NASCAR feels about the disabled fans SMH

Which Hooters location???

Where

Got a chance to go see It! Thanks Texas Motor Speedway for the info

Wish I would of saw this earlier or they would of had it advertised at the Hooters downtown Fort Worth so we could of gone to go see it!!! Oh well maybe when they came back in Nov he will have the Hooters car on display!!!

The race is on during that time.

Is chase elloitt doin any appearances ?

Phyllis Parks, I got the mini one lol

Adrian leggooo

Azalea Michel-Whitley

Ryan Nichols

Rachel Symonds Ronald Mendoza

John Osteen

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2 days ago

The Texas Observer

Observer editor Forrest Wilder will host a conversation with CNN contributor, author Van Jones Oct. 29 in Austin, presented by BookPeople.

BookPeople presents Van JonesOct 29, 4:00pmFirst United Methodist Church of AustinBookPeople is proud to present Van Jones, @[5550296508:274:CNN] contributor and founder of The Dream Corps, with @[21002115613:274:The Texas Observer]. He'll be in conversation with Observer editor Forrest Wilder to discuss his new book, BEYOND THE MESSY TRUTH. Tickets are on sale now and include a pre-signed copy of the book!
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BookPeople presents Van Jones

 

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Two weeks ago I was in your store...never again

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Yessss!!!

If people disagree with Van Jones coming, I wonder how you deal with living in Austin on a daily basis.

Most Austinites are not lying bigots

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Dare to brave the fog of Voodoo Swamp...

 

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Was there today had a great time

I missed today. Maybe I'll see you tomorrow, SF.

What time does it close?

Evil-yn Aguilar Yarisa Hernandez Clarissa Renee Esquivel Valerie Melissa Guzman if only !

Levi Wallin

Kevin Bostic

Tamara Jackson

Miranda Cook

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