AUSTIN (KXAN) - The U.S. Supreme Court issued a ruling Tuesday night that ensures Texas voter registration laws are to stay as they are.
The court rejected Project Vote's emergency request to block Texas from enforcing election integrity laws that were enacted to prevent voter-registration fraud, according to Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott's office.
"The Supreme Court's rejection of Project Vote's appeal is a victory for voter integrity and helps Texas prevent fraud in the voter-registration process," said Abbott in a released statement. "The partisan groups that challenged these laws were founded by and affiliated with ACORN - an organization that was notorious for voter-registration fraud. With this ruling, the court rejected these ACORN affiliates' attempts to circumvent election integrity laws and helped ensure that Texans can have confidence in the integrity of their elections."
On Sept. 6, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit issued a ruling staying the preliminary injunction issued by the lower court against the state's third-party voter-registration laws.
The emergency appeal was filed with the U.S. Supreme Court on Sept. 14, which was denied Tuesday night.
The judge presiding over the trial to oust District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg ruled Wednesday that she'll stay in office.
The Austin City Council will take up billing errors and problems with the appeals process at Austin Energy during Thursday's meeting.
Mack Brown’s longtime friend and attorney said Wednesday that the veteran coach of the Longhorns has not yet made a decision on his future, but that it will come soon.
After hundreds of park-goers complained about a lack of off-leash dog space in the new design of Auditorium Shores, the Austin Parks and Recreation Board is hoping a compromise will alleviate any concerns.
The sign-language interpreter on stage at Nelson Mandela's globally broadcast memorial service was a faker who was waving his arms around meaninglessly, advocates for the deaf said Wednesday.
County commissioners voted Tuesday to approve the buyout of 23 homes in the Timber Creek neighborhood.