Perla Arellano

Perla Arellano

After work, Odette Tan rushes to a dance studio, where she might practice a new move or just place herself on the floor to relax. Tan is a civil engineer by day, but during the evening she becomes a pole dancing instructor.


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Some Texas lawmakers and other officials are trying to tackle what’s seen as a problem with property taxes. The Texas Senate Select Property Tax Reform and Relief committee is hosting a series of Road Meetings throughout the state.

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The ability to send an anonymous tip to Austin police is now available right at your fingertips. The Austin Police Department unveiled a new free smartphone app Monday that they say will streamline the process of sending information to police.

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An exhibit chronicling Barbara Jordan’s childhood, political career and teaching years opened this week at the Texas Capitol. The exhibit showcases Jordan’s influences on society on the occasion of what would have been her 80th birthday.

Jordan was the first African-American to serve in the Texas Senate after Reconstruction, was the first woman elected to Congress to represent Texas.