AUSTIN (AP) — The organizers of the South by Southwest Music Festival are expecting hundreds to attend their conference this week on the environment.
Conference Director Scott Wilcox tells the Austin American-Statesman, "We had a goal of getting business leaders, nonprofit leaders, government officials and academics together to discuss these complex issues around the issue of a sustainable world."
SXSW Eco, which runs Tuesday through Thursday, has an $800 registration fee.
Wilcox says sessions focus on grass-roots, local, and global and national issues.
Bill Ritter, the former Colorado governor, is scheduled Tuesday afternoon to discuss the water shortage in the western United States, the economics and politics of the green industry, and the future of climate politics.
Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
The chairman of a House committee mulling impeachment of embattled University of Texas Regent Wallace Hall says it's a "slap in the face" that he refuses to testify.
Personally identifiable information of unemployment insurance benefit claimants may have been breached from JP Morgan Chase servers.
The all-new Mac Pro, assembled in Austin, will be available to order starting Thursday.
North Texas prosecutors are trying a second time to imprison a teen who was sentenced last week to 10 years' probation for drunkenly driving his truck into four pedestrians, killing them all.
After three months of sitting in the middle of Lady Bird Lake, the art installation known as the "Thirst Tree" is being taken down.
Some parents have raised concerns that a lockdown drill at an Austin school surprised and unnecessarily scared children and teachers.