AUSTIN (KXAN) - Texas Congressman Ron Paul, who is betting his political life on the 2012 presidential race, emerged from Super Tuesday still without a single win in the Republican primaries and caucuses.
Paul, who will not seek re-election in his Southeast Texas congressional district this year, finished no better than second in the 11 states that were contested on Tuesday. And one of the three second-place showings was in Virginia where only he and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney were on the GOP ballot.
But if the third- and fourth-place finishes that he racked up in most of the contests left the 76-year-old physician discouraged, he didn't let his supporters know it.
"The cause of liberty is on a roll, let me tell you that," Paul told a crowd assembled in Fargo, N.D. Tuesday. "This country is ready and raring, and tonight we're going to send a very loud message to the rest of the country."
Sparsely populated North Dakota gave the libertarian-leaning Paul one of his best showings of the campaign. He came in second to Romney with 28 percent of the caucus vote. In Vermont, he also came in second to Romney with about 25 percent of the vote.
But in many of the larger states that were up for grabs Tuesday -- Ohio, Tennessee and Georgia -- Paul came in last among the four active candidates and could not crack 10 percent. He finished third in Massachusetts, but still came in under the 10 percent threshold.
Travis County District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg heads to court this week as a defendant in a civil trial that could oust her from office.
Late Saturday night into early Sunday morning, a light band of freezing drizzle traversed the I-35 corridor eastward. With sub-freezing temperatures, even the light precipitation created major problems.
A 10-year-old was killed while standing outside a vehicle after the child's family was involved in a fender bender, DPS said.
Austin Police confirm they have located an 82-year-old women who went missing last night.
APD is responding to a 25 vehicle accident near the 5400 block of Ed Bluestein near Thurgood Ave.
A man is dead after being hit by several vehicles in the eastbound lane of Highway 71 Saturday night.