AUSTIN (AP) -- The state's beleaguered $3 billion cancer-fighting effort is facing another round of scrutiny from lawmakers.
State budget-writers on Thursday are next to get their shot at the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas. The hearing starts at 2 p.m.
The embattled agency has plunged into turmoil since revealing last month that an $11 million grant to a private company bypassed review.
Prosecutors have launched a criminal investigation and Executive Director Bill Gimson has asked to resign. Gov. Rick Perry on Wednesday called for a moratorium on new grants until confidence in the agency is restored.
Despite the tough talk, lawmakers so far haven't hinted at slashing the agency's budget. CPRIT is asked for the maximum $600 million over the next biennium to fund more research and private startups.
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Mack Brown's attorney and the university's new athletics director say the Texas coach has not resigned, denying a report that Brown was ready to step down after 16 seasons with the Longhorns.
A large majority of the crowd that poured into Austin City Hall on Tuesday night was disappointed with the Parks and Recreation Department's decision to approve a smaller off leash area at Auditorium Shores.
The top prosecutor in Travis County found herself on the witness stand Tuesday to answer questions about her professional and personal history along with her history of alcohol.
A proposal to build a highway in south Austin is getting mixed reviews from neighbors.
An Austin man has been convicted in a human smuggling case in which a teen says she was forced to wear revealing clothes and sexually assaulted while bound for New Jersey.
An historic early December cold spell is slowly waning, but temperatures will remain well below average for a couple more days.