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Report: A body in a stolen hearse was dumped on the side of the road, police make arrest

Two people allegedly stole a hearse with a body in it from Travis County, dumped that body on the side of the road, and then eventually were arrested in Brazos County, according to a newspaper report. The Bryan-College Station Eagle is reporting that...

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More rain expected Sunday in Austin area, with chance of floods

It’s shaping up to be a soggy weekend in Austin, but meteorologists say the area has likely dodged severe weather that other parts of Texas could see. Thunderstorms moved across the Hill Country toward the Austin area Saturday morning but...

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Man with knife threatened Barton Hills convenience store worker

On Thursday evening, a man entered the Barton Hills Market with a knife and threatened to stab several convenience store workers, according to a police arrest affidavit.  When police arrived, they took 26-year-old Ryan Schissler into custody after...

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Child drowns at Temple apartment complex

Temple police officials said a five-year-old boy found at an apartment complex died of drowning. The Temple Police Department and the local fire department were called at about 9:14 p.m. on Friday evening to The Retreat at Western Hills Apartment...

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Thunderstorms hit Central Texas, severe weather warning for Sunday

1:45 p.m. update:  In part thanks to a cold front, the National Weather Service says they are not expecting thunderstorms to materialize this evening. Meteorologist Corey Van Pelt said a storm they have been tracking that is west of San Antonio is...

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XBiotech is officially told ‘No’ in its effort to gain European approval for its lead cancer drug

Austin biotech startup XBiotech finally got an answer from European regulatory officials about whether it  can sell and market its lead cancer drug, Xilonix, in Europe. The answer was no. The company said in a written statement that it plans to request...

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Synlogic buys struggling Austin biotech company in reverse merger deal

Struggling Austin biotech company Mirna Therapeutics has found a buyer.  Cambridge, Mass.-based Synlogic has agreed to take over Mirna Therapeutics in a reverse merger deal. That means Synlogic will receive all of Mirna’s publicly-traded shares and...

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How has the merger with EMC affected Dell’s PC business? That and other burning questions for one of Dell’s top executives

We sat down with Sam Burd, the vice president and general manager of Dell’s PC division, to ask all of our burning questions about the company’s personal computing business, which makes up nearly 60 percent of its revenue in the most recent quarter...

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Tech Crawl: Hewlett Packard Enterprise finally unveils 'The Machine'

Happy Tuesday, everyone. As usual, there’s lots of distracting non-tech news out there related to President Trump and allegations that he shared confidential information with the Russians.  But over here at 512tech we’re focused on the most buzzworthy...

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In Austin’s ride-hailing wars, could a driver’s lounge give Fasten an edge?

Boston-based ride-hailing company Fasten is planning to open a new office in East Austin. The facility is intended to be a lounge area for its drivers, complete with restrooms, coffee, snacks and even a drive-through window for dropping off lost items...

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