May 13, 2013 @ 4:45pm
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In Case You Missed It: May 11-12
Some of the best stories you might have missed over the weekend:
(Photo by Ralph Berrera / Austin American-Statesman)
- Bees are the buzz at the W Hotel: Walter Schumacher, of Central Texas Bee Rescue, has started a new apiary atop the W Hotel in downtown Austin. The honey these bees produce will be used in the hotel’s bar and restaurant in specialty cocktails, desserts and appetizers.
- Drug violence: A look behind the Juarez nightmare: In his new book, “The Fight to Save Juarez,” University of Texas psychology professor Ricardo Ainslie returns to the scene of the crime and gives us a far more nuanced look at how Juarez descended into hell.
- Chinese investors checking out Texas, Austin: 11 members of a Chinese delegation met with state and local officials on Thursday and Friday to hear pitches for investments and get a first hand look at Texas for their wealthy clients back in China.
- Feds demand UT student pull 3-D gun blueprints from website: UT student Cody Wilson hopes to find a lawyer to take up his cause, which is to supply the know-how to people who want to make their own guns.
- Public encounters many hurdles when seeking risk information: Federal law requires companies that keep dangerous chemicals, such as the West Fertilizer facility that exploded last month, killing 14 people, to produce a risk management plan so local residents can know what threats sit in their neighborhoods. Our investigative team looks at what it takes to see those plans.
- West paramedic ‘vigorously denies’ link to explosion: A paramedic accused of possessing bomb-making materials after he responded to the massive fertilizer plant fire in West has denied any connection between the fire and the charges he faces.
- Kelso column: Mayor could rent out City Hall for zoo: After the news that Austin Mayor Lee Leffingwell proposes leasing the airport to raise cash for urban rail for Austin, columnist John Kelso has some other ideas.