May 30, 2013 |
AUSTIN, Texas - For nearly 30 years, Rick Perry enjoyed an unbroken record of campaign success, winning 10 straight elections. Then, in 2012, the Texas governor waged a spectacularly unsuccessful bid for president. It was not just that Perry fell short of the Republican nomination; more than half a dozen contestants, of varying plausibility, waged equally unavailing efforts. Rather, it was the nature of Perry's free fall that did the real damage. In just a few months, he went from national front-runner to the brain-frozen bumbler who couldn't remember all three points in his own government-reduction plan, an episode that turned a sheepish "oops!"
April 20, 2013 |
It's one thing to talk. The great ones back it up. In avenging his brother's loss and letting his fists fly against a respected, defense-based, unbeaten world champion, Mexico's Saul "Canelo" Alvarez unified the super-welterweight division Saturday night by defeating Austin Trout by decision. Before a massive Alamodome crowd that saw Trout knocked down for the first time in his career in the seventh round, the 22-year-old Alvarez (42-0-1) was given a unanimous decision by scores of 115-112, 116-111 and 118-109.
April 20, 2013 |
Austin Trout doesn't mind being the bad guy who spoils outcomes the fans want. He did it in December, ruining a planned comeback victory by Puerto Rico's Miguel Cotto in front of Cotto's den of supporters at Madison Square Garden. Trout also came to the Home Depot Center in Carson last year, paying no mind to a crowd jeering during his victory over Delvin Rodriguez. And Trout has gone to Mexico to beat up the older brother of unbeaten world super-welterweight champion Saul "Canelo" Alvarez.
April 18, 2013 |
Whether it leads to one of boxing's great careers remains a point of intrigue, but the boldness Saul "Canelo" Alvarez carries into the ring is something the sport doesn't often witness from a 22-year-old. "It speaks volumes that at 22 - this fighter who is Mexico's favorite champion and boxing's next superstar - he wants to fight the very best out there," Alvarez's promoter and mentor Oscar De La Hoya said. Alvarez (41-0-1, 30 knockouts) won the World Boxing Council super-welterweight title in March 2011, and he'll defend his belt for the sixth time Saturday night against World Boxing Assn.
April 10, 2013 |
Not to be outdone by Google, AT&T has announced that it too will build the infrastructure to provide 1-gigabit Internet service in Austin, Texas. AT&T announced the move Tuesday just after Google and city officials said Google would be expanding its super-speedy Google Fiber broadband service to the Texas city. Google Fiber is only offered in the Kansas City, Mo., area. The Internet search giant said the connection is about 100 times faster than many other services available in the U.S. PHOTOS: The top smartphones of 2013 Kansas City customers pay $70 a month for the gigabit service or $120 for Internet and 200 HD TV channels.
April 8, 2013 |
Residents in Austin, Texas may soon find out just how fast 1 gigabit Internet connection is like. Austin city officials and Google, which has been testing its ultra-fast Internet service called Fiber in Kansas City, have sent out invitations to an event Tuesday morning where they "will make a very important announcement that will have a positive impact on Austinites and the future of the city. " Multiple news websites and blogs report that the announcement will be about the expansion of Fiber to Austin.
March 21, 2013 |
AUSTIN, Texas -- The NCAA selection committee did not put a regional favorite in the Austin games for the tournament's second and third round this weekend. Only two of the eight teams playing at the Erwin Center are less than 1,000 miles away. Northwestern State, from Natchitoches, La., is 332 miles from Austin. Colorado, from Boulder, is 936 miles away. There is no favorite-son team. But a safe bet would be that Colorado is the least favorite team. The Buffaloes bolted from the Big 12 for the Pac-12 after the 2011 season, and they weren't very popular around these parts to begin with.
March 21, 2013 |
An attractive, appealing cast, headed by two immensely likable male leads, propels director Danny Mooney's "Love and Honor," a romantic drama set during the heady summer of 1969. The warm if soapy script by Jim Burnstein and Garrett K. Schiff concerns Dalton (Austin Stowell), an upright Vietnam War soldier who, after landing in Hong Kong for a week of R&R, impulsively grabs a flight to Michigan to reconnect with Jane (Aimee Teegarden), the hometown girlfriend who recently dumped him by mail.
March 19, 2013 |
There is unfinished family business brewing, though Minnesota guard Austin Hollins was unaware of it. Hollins, a 6-foot-4 guard, is eagerly anticipating his chance to play against UCLA in the second round of the NCAA men's basketball tournament, which he will get in Austin, Texas, on Friday. After spending Selection Sunday unsure whether the Golden Gophers would be chosen to advance, Hollins had a revelation: "We have a new opportunity. " The game fell right out of the family tree.
March 18, 2013 |
AUSTIN, Texas - During a highly anticipated club show on the final night of this year's South by Southwest music festival, Prince looked out over the 1,000 or so fans before him at the intimate La Zona Rosa. Their collective roar made it clear - they were ready for a third encore. Still, the impeccably dressed pop-soul icon just had to have some fun with them. "Don't make me hurt you," he said with an impish grin. "You know how many hits I got?" For those who'd forgotten, the performer reaffirmed over the course of his show Saturday - a thrilling funk-rock throw-down that eventually stretched to six encores and featured classics such as "1999" and "U Got the Look" - that Prince lives in a pop scene that he helped create.