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University Of Texas

UT to doughnut shop: Yeast and desist
Angel Seng Photo

UT to doughnut shop: Yeast and desist

Last fall, Angel Seng, owner of Donut Taco Palace 1 off Highway 290 in southwest Austin, gained thousands of new fans after a popular sports website told the world about her signature Longhorn Donut.

One look at the yeast-and-glaze concoction that resembles the Hook ‘Em Horns hand gesture and you can understand why fans gobble it up.

But if you were thinking of celebrating the start of football season with a dozen, think again. The University of Texas has found some holes in Seng’s design.

Last month, Seng received a letter sent on behalf of the university citing a violation of trademark rights in relation to the Longhorn Donut and requesting that, when it comes to selling them, Seng yeast and desist.


high school football

With 22-point surge, Converse Judson stuns No. 2 Lake Travis 35-28
Jay Plotkin

With 22-point surge, Converse Judson stuns No. 2 Lake Travis 35-28

Julon Williams hit Sincere McCormick with a 36-yard touchdown pass to cap a fourth-quarter rally as No. 10 Converse Judson upset second-ranked Lake Travis 35-28 Friday night.

The Cavaliers (0-1) led 28-13 in the third quarter, but Judson took advantage of Lake Travis miscues, penalties or special-teams mistakes to rally.

Williams converted a fourth down early in the fourth quarter to set up Mi’kel Jackson’s 14-yard touchdown run, and the Rockets quarterback pulled Judson within 28-26 with a 16-yard touchdown run.

St. Edward's University

Neighbors protest new facility on St. Edward’s campus

Kids on bikes, tents with “Stop Delivery Trucks” banners and protest signs made by toddlers greeted freshmen moving into dorms Friday morning at St. Edward’s University.

Residents who border the campus on its north side organized the so-called “stroller protest” as a last-ditch effort to draw attention to a new university operations building and loading dock that is estimated to bring a semitrailer truck a week through the quiet neighborhood.

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Public Safety

K2 batch that sickened 69 may be coming from other cities, police say
Jay Janner

K2 batch that sickened 69 may be coming from other cities, police say

Austin police believe the batch of the synthetic drug K2 that caused at least 69 people to experience a wide range of adverse reactions this week might be coming from Houston and Dallas, officials said Friday.

Emergency responders have said they started seeing a surge in K2-related calls in the downtown area on Wednesday. It reached a peak Thursday, when ambulance crews staged at several points across downtown and set up a command post by the Austin Resource Center for the Homeless at Seventh and Red River streets to respond as quickly as possible to the calls.

austin fire department

Mountain Wave Search and Rescue assisted in the search for Devin Paez
Mountain Wave Search and Rescue

Officials: Firefighter missing in Oregon found safe

An Austin firefighter who had disappeared Thursday while hiking in Oregon was found safely Friday.

Rescue efforts for Devin Paez, 26, had been underway since the early morning hours of Friday after his friends were unable to find him.

Around 3:30 p.m. Friday, rescuers located Paez walking along a trail. At press time, information about his condition and the location where he was found weren’t available, but Paez was able to walk, Multnomah County sheriff’s office Capt. Steve Anderson said.

Travis County GOP

Robert Morrow agrees, he’s out as Travis GOP chair
Rodolfo Gonzalez

Robert Morrow agrees, he’s out as Travis GOP chair

Robert Morrow’s short, weird and nationally famous tenure as Travis County Republican Party chairman is over.

Morrow, who tried to crash a Friday morning press conference by the county party intended to announce that he was out as chairman only to be thrown out, said that he agreed that his candidacy for president had, under state election law, disqualified him from continuing to serve as county chairman.


Austin Police Department

How the Austin police ‘Gay Pride’ patrol car almost wasn’t
Jay Janner

How the Austin police ‘Gay Pride’ patrol car almost wasn’t

When an Austin police SUV marked with rainbow colors and phrases supporting the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered community hit the street last month, it created a social media buzz and was a point of pride for many officers and others.

But as the vehicle shows up at Austin’s gay pride festival and rolls along the parade route this weekend, internal city emails obtained by the American-Statesman and KVUE-TV this week show a top city official sharply questioned the markings on the SUV and essentially told Police Chief Art Acevedo to get rid of them.

education

A southern city wants to secede from its school district, raising concerns about segregation
The Washington Post

A southern city wants to secede from its school district, raising concerns about segregation

The school board in this small Birmingham suburb meets monthly, debates district policies and pays a superintendent's salary. But the Gardendale Board of Education oversees no schools, employs no teachers and enrolls no students.

City officials in this predominantly white town appointed the board in 2014 as part of a years-long effort to secede from surrounding Jefferson County - where there are more African-American than white students - and form their own independent school system.

Zika Virus

Officials: Zika spread through sex by man with no symptoms

Officials: Zika spread through sex by man with no symptoms

U.S. health officials on Friday reported the first case of Zika spread through sex by a man with no symptoms of the disease.

In the other 21 U.S. cases of sexual transmission, the virus was spread by someone who at some point had symptoms.

The report details the case of a Maryland man who went to the Dominican Republic, where there is a Zika outbreak.


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