Texas Longhorns News for March 6, 2014
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Wendy Davis says she won’t duck Barack Obama when he visits Austi...

Wendy Davis says she won’t duck Barack Obama when he visits Austin

Inside the War Room [$]

News from the Longhorns' off-season workouts ... assistant coaches talk about their coaching philosophies ... recruiting notes, including Ronald Jones II's thoughts on his new UT offer.

Expert says EPA already has tools to prevent another West

Expert says EPA already has tools to prevent another West

Ted Cruz fights for position in 2016 GOP field

Ted Cruz fights for position in 2016 GOP field

Offer finally in [$]

It’s an offer Longhorns fans have been waiting to be extended for some time, and it finally came on Thursday night.

Former council member fought Farmers Branch on immigration ordina...

Former council member fought Farmers Branch on immigration ordinance

Big names walk the red carpet at Texas Film Awards

Amber Heard, Rising Star of the Year honoree from Austin’s St. Michael’s Academy, had her fiance Johnny Depp in tow.

Minimum wage boost could help Texans — or hurt

Minimum wage boost could help Texans — or hurt

Dallas parks board approves Fair Park bike share

Dallas parks board approves Fair Park bike share

APD reminds SXSW visitors to be safe

The Austin Police Department says thieves are target public streets, shopping malls, hotels, apartment complexes, hike & bike trails, hospitals, large parking facilities and residential driveways.

Prosecution rests in trial for woman accused of lighting husband...

Defense attorneys for the Austin woman accused of setting her husband on fire will make their case tomorrow.

Abbott’s goal: Break Bush record for Hispanic vote

High stakes over Hispanic voters shifted the governor’s race Thursday to the Texas-Mexico border, where Democrats defended Wendy Davis’ humbling losses in party strongholds to an obscure primary challenger who barely campaigned.

Two-vehicle collision shuts down SH 29 near Georgetown

State Highway 29 in Georgetown is blocked in both directions while authorities work a two-vehicle crash.

Only one Texas city makes Top 10 on the most traffic-jammed cities...

Only one Texas city makes Top 10 on the most traffic-jammed cities in the U.S.

Texas thieves use forklift used to steal ATM

Surveillance video from the bank showed a forklift approaching the machine, ripping it off the ground, then lifting it up and driving away.

ACLU continues push to rid schools of Tasers, pepper spray

The American Civil Liberties Union of Texas and other organizations are hearing from a central Texas community after a school resource officer used a Taser on a high school student last year.

Live box score: Stars host Vancouver, try to maintain slim lead...

Live box score: Stars host Vancouver, try to maintain slim lead in playoff race

Another Barbie brouhaha: Groups push Girl Scouts to end partnership...

Another Barbie brouhaha: Groups push Girl Scouts to end partnership with doll

Report: Johnny Manziel signs with Nike

Report: Johnny Manziel signs with Nike

Judge: Texas man can be tried in fatal childhood crime

Judge: Texas man can be tried in fatal childhood crime

GOP presidential hopefuls vie for clout with base

Republicans vying for the GOP presidential nomination in 2016 auditioned Thursday before some of the nation’s most ardent conservative leaders, calling for the party to unite behind a clear agenda and draw contrasts with Democrats.

Police investigating shooting in southeast Arlington

Police investigating shooting in southeast Arlington

El Niño watch: Is drought relief on the way for Texas later this...

El Niño watch: Is drought relief on the way for Texas later this year?

Bedford's Plan to Take Texas to the Next Level [$]

Texas defensive coordinator Vance Bedford wants to take Texas to the next level. Head inside to hear his plans for the Longhorns.

Report: Texas frontrunner for USC transfer QB Max Wittek

The former four-star prospect is no longer considering TCU. The second trip for former USC Trojans quarterback Max Wittek is completed now after journeying to Hawaii last weekend and according to one report, one school is no longer in contention and another school is still at the top of his list. According to a beat writer for the Los Angeles Daily News, the TCU Horned Frogs are now out of the running: #USC QB Max Wittek is no longer considering #TCU because the Horned Frogs want him to decide

Suspicious ‘suicide’ case now a joint investigation

Courtney Murray’s 2012 death was ruled a suicide but her family doesn’t believe she took her own life. They don’t think law enforcement did enough digging so they started their own investigation.

Gilder, Turner combine for 52 points as Madison returns to 3A...

Gilder, Turner combine for 52 points as Madison returns to 3A state basketball final

Decision on double STAAR math tests for Texas eighth-graders...

Decision on double STAAR math tests for Texas eighth-graders may have inadvertent results

Weather could wash out kite festival for good this year

For the first time since the 1920s, an Austin tradition may get the axe because of the weather.

Traffic stop in Jarrell yields more than 300 pounds of marijuana...

A Williamson County Sheriff’s deputy who conducted a traffic stop along IH-35 in Jarrell on Wednesday morning discovered more than 300 pounds of marijuana in a vehicle.

Defensive coaches talk scheme, effort, goals [$]

D-coordinator Vance Bedford and the other UT defensive assistants talked about their plans for defensive schemes, effort, making teams "fear" Texas.

Charter school to break ground on $13 million Austin campus

On the heels of some lawmakers asking for tougher oversight on charter schools, one of the largest charter schools in the state is breaking ground on a new facility spanning 10 acres.

10 reasons to attend SXSW film festival

10 reasons to attend SXSW film festival

Financial trouble forces Toy Joy to close

After calling the Second Street District home for only eight months, Toy Joy will officially close its doors on Sunday night.

Wade Phillips tweets that his Cowboys record better than Jason...

Wade Phillips tweets that his Cowboys record better than Jason Garrett

Pope confesses he took dead priest's rosary cross from casket...

Pope confesses he took dead priest's rosary cross from casket

Coaching Staff Countdown [$]

Texas' new defensive backs coach Chris Vaughn has the tall task of replacing longtime DB coach Duane Akina. How will he stack up to the man who helped create "DBU"?

Texas offensive brain trust working as a committee

Wait, wasn't the offensive coordinator supposed to call the plays? For the first time, the new offensive brain trust for the Texas Longhorns met with the media, about a month and a half after being hired by new head coach Charlie Strong. And to call the group a brain trust is more fitting than at any point since at least the start of the Mack Brown era at Texas. As all offensive decision-making transitioned from longtime offensive coordinator Greg Davis to Bryan Harsin and his Boise State syste

Affidavit: Man intended to ‘rape’ girl after breaking into home...

A girl was awoken in the middle of the night by a man kissing her after he climbed through an unlocked window, according to an arrest affidavit.

House passes Ukraine aid after Fort Worth's Rep. Kay Granger...

House passes Ukraine aid after Fort Worth's Rep. Kay Granger lends support

Cinemark plans new 8-screen dinner cinema in Denton

Cinemark plans new 8-screen dinner cinema in Denton

2 more Texas clinics closing amid new abortion law

Two more Texas abortions clinics are closing because of new restrictions placed on the facilities by the Republican-controlled Legislature.

Prospect Q&A: 2015 DE Tyrell Thompson [$]

Three-star defensive end Tyrell Thompson (Copperas Cove, Texas/Copperas Cove) has already been offered by UTSA and Texas State. If he had it his way, the next school to offer him would be the next in line off of Interstate-35.

Austin top in-state destination for spring breakers

The capital city is the top choice for Texans hitting the road this spring break, according to a AAA Texas poll.

Grand Prairie man gets 60 years for sexually abusing 12-year-old...

Grand Prairie man gets 60 years for sexually abusing 12-year-old relative

Frisco teen pleads guilty to setting fires in homes under constru...

Frisco teen pleads guilty to setting fires in homes under construction

Police search near high school keeps students from leaving buildi...

Students at Reagan High School were allowed to move between classes Thursday, but not leave the building while police searched for two auto theft suspects nearby.

Retail gasoline prices across Texas up penny

Retail gasoline prices are up a penny this week across Texas as some travelers prepare for spring break.

Texas Giant train designer blaming Six Flags for fatal accident...

Texas Giant train designer blaming Six Flags for fatal accident

Crimean lawmakers choose Russia over Ukraine, public vote to...

Crimean lawmakers choose Russia over Ukraine, public vote to follow

Why the UIL should be watching the state lieutenant governor’s...

Why the UIL should be watching the state lieutenant governor’s race

Daily Dose [$]

In this edition we’ll take a look at five recruits with something to prove this spring. It’s easy to say every player does, which they do. These are just five we think have more to prove than others.

Here comes El Nino; good news for US weather woes

Federal forecasters predict a warming of the central Pacific Ocean this year that will change weather worldwide. And that’s good news for a weather-weary United States.

Good wildflower blooms expected in parts of Texas

The forecast is calling for colorful displays of wildflowers in the parts of Texas that received ample fall and winter rains.

Top Democrat signals compromise with GOP likely on chemical safety...

Top Democrat signals compromise with GOP likely on chemical safety changes

Poll: In Texas governor race, Abbott leads Davis among likely...

Poll: In Texas governor race, Abbott leads Davis among likely voters by double digits

Cruz at CPAC: Obama is hammering youth, Clinton would kill the...

Cruz at CPAC: Obama is hammering youth, Clinton would kill the economy

Dangling truck backs up traffic on Highway 183

A truck dangling on an overpass is causing a traffic jam on Thursday morning.

Medical examiner: cause of 10-year-old Frisco boy's death 'undete...

Medical examiner: cause of 10-year-old Frisco boy's death 'undetermined'

New lead on Roxanne Paltauf’s missing person case

Authorities say they have new leads in the case for Roxanne Paltauf, who was reported missing in 2006.

Crimea lawmakers schedule vote on joining Russia

Crimea lawmakers schedule vote on joining Russia

Daily Round Up: Saban's Folly Is Dead.

Disclaimer: Before you proceed, just remember that none of the links are vetted and you may be reading something written by a 13-year-old, a so-called sports journalist or Clay Travis (is there really any difference between those options?). Read at your own peril. Junior Day revealed Charlie Strong's recruiting strategy. [Rant Sports] Dan Jenkins on Mack Brown and Texas: [ESPN] I know Mack, and he’s a nice guy. I never thought he was a great coach. He’d have been gone sooner if it hadn’t been

SXSW goes Gaga for Doritos surprise

Lady Gaga will bring hordes of her “little monsters” to a South by Southwest show on March 13.

Fort Worth police shoot burglary suspect armed with crowbar

Fort Worth police shoot burglary suspect armed with crowbar

Fort Worth teen struck, killed on railroad tracks near Benbrook...

Fort Worth teen struck, killed on railroad tracks near Benbrook Lake

Taylor, Ridley Push Texas Past TCU [$]

Behind 21 points from Isaiah Taylor and the third-straight double-double from Cameron Ridley, Texas held off TCU 66-54 in its final home game of the season.

Melting window alerted sleeping family to fire in Volente

A fire burned a storage building in the Volente area of West Travis County early Thursday morning. Residents woke up when the heat melted a window in the adjacent house.

Sobriety test follows backyard car crash in North Austin

A car crashed into a home in North Austin early Thursday morning, setting up a drunk driving investigation. Two men were in a car … More »

Texas Basketball Outpaces TCU 66-54 In Home Finale

With Jonathan Holmes resting his sore right knee, Texas held off TCU to finish its home schedule with a glistening 16-2 record. Facing a TCU team threatening to become the first Big 12 squad since the '03-'04 Aggies to finish the year without a conference win, Texas decided to let Jonathan Holmes rest his sore right knee. The team's performance on offense certainly reflected his absence, but the gambit wound up paying off, as the Longhorns successfully kept the Horned Frogs at bay to secure a

Wendy Davis talks about Texas governor race

AUSTIN (KXAN)– Senator Wendy Davis will sit down with The Texas Tribune on Thursday, March 6, 2014 to talk about the race to become … More »

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