ACL Fest: Charting the most popular artists, according to Spotify

Chance the Rapper is the most popular artist performing at the Austin City Limits Music Festival, at least according to Spotify data. The streaming service provides a popularity rating for artists on a 0-100 scale. Chance the Rapper’s rating edges...

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Austinites really, really like to work from home, census data show

More people are working from home in the Austin area than any other major U.S. cities, according to recently-released Census Bureau data.  Nearly 9 percent of people ages 16 and up with jobs in the Austin area telecommute, the data shows. The national...

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Why Austin-area Latinos saw a big boost in household incomes

For almost two decades, Bladimira Martinez scraped by on $7-an-hour pay as a maid. Even when she broke off from the company to work for individual families, she could only make as much as she could clean in one day at $50 an hour. Martinez...

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Browse CodeNext comments

City staff took input on a proposed zoning map for CodeNext in which people were allowed to submit comments by clicking certain properties in an online map. The Statesman compiled comments submitted from April 18 to July 9 and created an interactive...

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Census: Hays County has 2nd-fastest-growing Latino population in state

When the Centro Cultural Hispano de San Marcos first opened in 2010, the nonprofit community organization offered about five classes in Mexican folkloric ballet, mariachi and other arts. Seven years later, the center offers three times as many programs...

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How rural lawmakers killed school choice legislation in Texas

An effort to redirect state money to help students pay for private school tuition — a favorite cause of conservative education activists in Texas and nationally — seemed to have momentum at the beginning of this year’s legislative session. Lt. Gov...

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Number of Texas Latino voters climbed 29 percent in 2016, records show

Nearly 30 percent more Texas Latinos went to the polls in 2016 than in 2012, reducing the participation gap with other Texas voters and signaling to some observers that elections will become increasingly competitive in the Lone Star State. Non-Latino...

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Statesman analysis: Texas A-F school grades give boost to charters

Statesman data reporter Dan Hill contributed to this story. Critics of the new A-F grading system for Texas schools have long warned that the state’s letter grades would give an undeserved boost to charter schools. An American-Statesman...

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Donald Trump’s victory exposes deepening rural-urban Texas divide

The morning after protesters started gathering in downtown Austin, Dallas and other big cities across the country to say that Donald Trump isn’t their president, Freddy Debault sat in a leather recliner, wearing a robe and watching HGTV. Debault,...

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Why Donald Trump’s fundraising efforts fell short in Texas

Find complete election coverage at statesman.com/elections.Houston billionaire Hushang Ansary and his wife, Shahla, last year each wrote $1 million checks to Right to Rise, the super PAC that raised more than $100 million to promote Jeb Bush for president...

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