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Texas Just Opened the Nation’s First State-Run Gold Depository. Here’s What That Means.

Texans can now store their precious metals in a publicly backed secure vault close to home, as the United States’ first state-run gold depository opens for business in Austin. A 23,000-square-foot building — operated by the private storage company Lone Star Tangible Assets — will serve as Texas’ precious metals depository until 2019, when Lone Star is scheduled to open a facility double that size in Leander.

National News

International News

Canada Becomes Second Country To Legalize Marijuana

Canada is on track to become the first G-7 nation to legalize marijuana, and the second country in the world (after Uruguay), after its Senate approved legislation in a 52-29 vote, paving the way for recreational cannabis to be legally bought and sold within the next few months.

Politics

Sports

Science & Technology

Judge Rules Twitter Can Be Sued For Falsely Advertising They Allow Free Speech

A California judge has ruled that social media giant Twitter can be sued for falsely advertising free speech yet bans users for “any or no reason.”  The judge also ruled that Twitter could be sued on the basis of misleading its users, due to the platform’s promise not to ban accounts on the basis of viewpoint or political affiliation, which is frequently violated.

Health & Medicine

Down Home Dining

Down Home Dining: Episode 2 – The Backdrop Events

In the second episode of our new series, Down Home Dining, we were in Sealy, TX at The Backdrop Events to sample some Cajun cuisine! The Backdrop Event’s owner, Monique Watkins is not only a great cook but, she can host some out of this world events for you at her location!

Agriculture News & Information

Legal & Public Notices

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

A public hearing concerning the annual compensation of District and County Officers and employees of the 155th Judicial District of Texas, shall be held on August 29th, 2017, at 8:00 a.m. in the Court Room located on the 1st floor of the Austin County Courthouse.