John Yarbrough

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How Texas Changed, And Changed The Nation, Since JFK

Texas wasn't exactly a backwater in 1963 when President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas, but it wasn't the economic and political powerhouse that it has become today.<p>Over the past 50 years, three of the nation's presidents have hailed from Texas.<p>"For the past few decades, Texas …

PHOTOS: Texas Tech's 'Lone Star' uniforms for Texas game

Texas Tech and Under Armour have revealed the uniforms the Red Raiders will wear in their Thanksgiving night game vs. Texas.<p>Texas will once again …

Texas megabooster: 'Mack will decide when he goes'

The man whose name is on the field at Darrell K. Royal Stadium says Mack Brown isn't about to be fired.<p>If there's any booster at Texas whose opinion …

Oil And Gas Industry Advocates Accused Of 'Hijacking' Texas Textbooks [UPDATE]

As the Texas State Board of Education nears a vote on which science textbooks it will recommend to schools, a watchdog group is calling out advocates for the oil and gas industry for disrupting the process with what it says are attacks on accurate science.<p>For months, the SBOE has been weighing …

Austin's economy ranked No. 1 in the country - Austin Business Journal

Austin's reputation as a job-creation machine has again propelled it to the top of a monthly report measuring economic indicators for all major U.S. …

Report: Up to 14 People Stabbed on College Campus in Houston

THE WOODLANDS, TX – JANUARY 22: Harris County Sheriff Officers work the scene at Lone Star Campus after a shooting occurred on January 22, 2013 in The Woodlands, Texas. Two people were injured during a shooting on the courtyard between the Library and cafeteria. Credit: Getty Images<p>CYPRESS, Texas …

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What Texas City Might Tell Us about West, Texas

Last night, after the initial shock of the news that there had been a serious fire and an explosion at the West Fertilizer Company in West, Texas, …

Willie Nelson to Hold Benefit Concert For West, Texas

Willie Nelson was born and raised in Abbott, Texas, a town roughly five miles north of West, which was recently devastated by a fertilizer plant …

Perry’s Tax Cut

At a press conference on Monday, Governor Perry called for $1.6 billion in business tax cuts–including 5 percent off the margins tax–in an attempt to …

Now AT&T Is Building A Super Fast Internet In Austin Too

The good folks of Austin will be able to choose between Google Fiber and AT&T's "Project VIP."<p>Project VIP will deliver the Internet at speeds of up to 1 Gigabit per second, same as Google Fiber. That's about about 75-100 times faster than typical cable broadband.<p>Those who have tried Google Fiber …

Lance Armstrong Just Bought A $4.3 Million Home In Austin

The home sits on 3.6 acres of property which extends to Lake Austin.<p>The entire compound, which consists of four separate buildings, is 12,500 square feet and was designed by Arthur Andersson, a local architect.

Austin game developers respond to Google Fiber's expansion to their city

Austin's game development scene has a lot to gain from Google's high-speed internet pilot program, Google Fiber, a number of developers in the area recently told Polygon.<p>Earlier this month, Google announced that the Google Fiber service, currently only available in Kansas City, Kan. and Kansas …

Satellite images show West, Texas before and after fertilizer plant explosion

The satellite images above provided by DigitalGlobe show the destructive force of the fertilizer plant explosion that rocked the small town of West, Texas, with the force of a magnitude-2.1 earthquake last Wednesday evening.<p>The pictures show the debris field that surrounds West Fertilizer Co., the …

David Bazan & Andy Fitts at Sacred Heart / Duluth, MN