Ryan E. Poppe

The University of Texas at Austin’s President has named a new interim athletic director following the buyout of former athletic director Steve Paterson’s contract. UT President Greg Fenves  named Houston attorney Mike Perrin as the temporary replacement.

“For over thirty years he has worked with the athletics department on a volunteer basis, [providing] great services to this university while he has had an outstanding professional career as one of the most prominent lawyers in the state of Texas," Fenves said.

The mothers of two Texas soldiers killed in Afghanistan believe Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl put their sons in danger when he left his nearby post in 2009. They say they’ve waited too long for the military hearing into Bergdahl’s actions which begins today in San Antonio. 


Tucked into the entryway of Reesa Doebbler’s San Antonio home is a shrine, of sorts, dedicated to her son, Army Staff Sgt. Clayton Bowen- a glass case filled with awards and memorabilia he collected while serving with the 82nd Airborne.


  Today, an Army investigator in San Antonio begins hearing evidence against Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl. Bergdahl left his post in Afghanistan in 2009 and was held by the Taliban for five years. In a military town like San Antonio service members appear to have little sympathy for Bergdahl.

In 2009, Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl left his outpost in Afghanistan and was held captive by the Taliban for five years. Last year he was released when the Obama Administration exchanged five Taliban members for Bergdahl.

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In a ceremony at the Bexar County Courthouse Wednesday morning, state and local officials came together to announce details of the joint funding agreement that will fun construction of Highway 281 north – without using toll lanes.

"Be sure and get out and vote - and vote for Proposition 7," Bexar County Judge Nelson Wolff urged those in attendance at the announcement. Without the $300 million in transportation funds from that vote, it would be back to the drawing board for the Hwy 281 project.


Alzheimer's is a terrible disease that takes a toll not only on those diagnosed but also on their caregivers. Caregivers often face extreme difficulty in helping their loved one, managing the financial costs of healthcare, and still living their own lives.