UT diversity czar Gregory Vincent leaving to lead his alma mater

Austin American-Statesman– April 21, 2017 After more than a decade of fostering diversity and inclusion on and off the Forty Acres, Gregory J. Vincent will make this semester his last at the University of Texas before becoming president of his alma mater, Hobart and William Smith Colleges in New York. UT officials said they haven’t … Continue reading UT diversity czar Gregory Vincent leaving to lead his alma mater

Leander man charged with possessing child porn, authorities say

Austin American-Statesman – April 21, 2017 A Williamson County man has been charged with four counts of possession of child pornography, the Texas attorney general’s office announced Friday. The child exploitation unit of the attorney general’s office said investigators got a tip from authorities in Pennsylvania that led them to search the home of 26-year-old Joshua Carl Wulff … Continue reading Leander man charged with possessing child porn, authorities say

TEXAS STATE: Petition calls for removal of student senator in connection to probe into doctored lynching image

Austin American-Statesman: April 20, 2017 Students at Texas State University are petitioning for the removal of a student government senator for allegedly making racist and homophobic comments on social media. The University Star reports that the petition is in connection to a university investigation into an image that had a Texas State student’s face edited onto a photo … Continue reading TEXAS STATE: Petition calls for removal of student senator in connection to probe into doctored lynching image

Accused identity thief sentenced for using postal master key to steal mail from hundreds, feds say

Austin American-Statesman– April 13, 2017 A federal judge sentenced a man to more than five years in prison for stealing mail and personal information from hundreds of victims in Austin, according to a U.S. Department of Justice news release. Federal officials said 55-year-old David Akharume Afenkhena will serve 65 months in federal prison for mail … Continue reading Accused identity thief sentenced for using postal master key to steal mail from hundreds, feds say

Police arrest man for masturbating in front of child near East Austin elementary school

Austin American-Statesman – April 13, 2017 Austin police say a man masturbated in front of a woman and her four-year-old daughter as they were heading home from an East Austin school. Rodrick Newsome, 36, is charged with indecency with a child by exposure, a third-degree felony punishable with up to 10 years in prison. According … Continue reading Police arrest man for masturbating in front of child near East Austin elementary school

Public gets preview of new terminal at Austin-Bergstrom airport

Austin American-Statesman – April 8, 2017 The public got a preview of the newly finished Austin-Bergstrom International Airport South Terminal on Saturday afternoon. The new terminal, located near U.S. 183 and Burleson Road, was a Bergstrom Air Force Base building before the city of Austin and LoneStar Airport Holdings renovated it in a $12 million … Continue reading Public gets preview of new terminal at Austin-Bergstrom airport

Google’s Project Sunroof comes to Austin, calculates solar potential

Austin American-Statesman – April 7, 2017 Nearly two years since Google launched its solar power initiative, Project Sunroof, the mapping tool has finally come to Austin. Project Sunroof is an online mapping tool that uses Google Maps, Google Earth and other data to calculate solar potential and provides data for a given state, city, zip code … Continue reading Google’s Project Sunroof comes to Austin, calculates solar potential