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Perry's Response Begins Saturday

Gov. Rick Perry will host  "The Response", a religious revival, in Houston tomorrow at the Reliant Stadium.  The seven hour long event will include a day of prayer and fasting for a "nation in crisis" along with several religious leaders in line to speak. NPR reports that "the event has touched off a holy war among critics, who claim it is Jesus-exclusive and political."

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In a case challenging the Texas Open Beaches Act, the Texas Supreme Court ruled today that it cannot decide whether to proceed with the case. Instead, the question must be answered by the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

Photo courtesy of H-E-B

 

H-E-B is recalling 32 of their products including H-E-B brand cottage cheese, dip, yogurt and sour cream over concern that "foreign material" may have made its way into those products.

Photo Courtesy of the Austin Planetarium

Austin Planetarium hosted an Austin Space Day event to honor the end of the space shuttle era. The shuttle Atlantis returned to Earth on Thursday, capping the program's final mission.

Texas has played a large role in NASA’s history. Austin Planetarium director Torvald Hessel said he isn’t worried about citizens losing interest in space missions.

“ [From] the kids, parents and scientists that I talk to, there is so much innate interest in  science, astronomy, engineering and also human space flight,” Hessel said. "I really see this as a new opportunity."

 

The former Tower Records building on The Drag is undergoing a renovation to house three new eateries, and owners are preserving the building's artwork, which has become a landmark for University of Texas students and Austinites.

Local artist Federico Archuleta created his first set of murals in 2003, at the intersection of 24th and Guadalupe. He used stencils and spray paint to portray iconic artists such as Willie Nelson, Bob Dylan and Johnny Cash.

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