UPDATE 3/27: All lanes of I-35 have been reopened as of Friday morning.
At roughly 11:15 a.m. this morning, an oversized tractor trailer struck a beam of the under-construction FM 2484 overpass of I-35 in Salado, Texas. The impact knocked two unsecured beams onto the highway, crushing a pickup truck and the cabin of another tractor trailer headed south.
Sir Terry Pratchett, British fantasy author and satirist best known for his forty-volume series of Discworld novels, which included The Colour of Magic, Hogfather, and Snuff, passed away today after an eight-year battle with Alzheimer's disease.
A fifth-grade English Language Arts and Reading teacher at Clifton Elementary School in Clifton, Texas was surprised in front of an audience of her students and peers on Tuesday morning with the Milken Educator Award, the 'Oscar of Teaching,' becoming the only Texas educator to earn this honor in the 2014-15 season.
Today in most parts of the Lone Star State it'll be sunny and a cool 70 degrees. Yeah, it might have dropped into the forties overnight, but that's hardly anything to brag about. What's the use in being the toughest folk in America when the weather is so milquetoast? Look at what you could be experiencing today if you lived in Maine, instead.
This year's Austin City Limits Festival was jam-packed with the kind of music and madness you can only find deep in the heart of Texas. Check out our exclusive gallery of some of the sights and performances you might have missed.
UPDATE (8/16): Gov. Perry addressed Friday's indictments in a short press conference, today. "We don’t settle political differences with indictments in this country," he said. "It is outrageous that some would use partisan political theatrics to rip away at the very fabric of our state’s constitution. This indictment amounts to nothing more than abuse of power and I cannot and I will not allow that to happen." Perry further added: "I intend to fight against those who would erode our state’s constitution and laws purely for political purposes and I intend to win."
Austin-based online entertainment company Rooster Teeth has made history with their funding effort for a new feature film, called Lazer Team, raising their initial goal of $650,000 in only ten hours and reaching a total of almost $2.5 million dollars to become the most funded film project in the history of crowdfunding platform Indiegogo.
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