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An internal Audit of the Dallas school district has found that 10 of its high schools may have graduated students who failed to meet standards. Texas Association of Business CEO Bill Hammond is outraged. He says,"Based on what has happened in Dallas and how widespread it is...
Another major wreck in Bastrop County has traffic completely shut down on Highway 290. Bastrop officials are advising drivers to stay clear of the area--just one mile east of Highway 21 near Paige. Two 18-wheelers are involved, along with several other vehicles and people are...
A technology expert tells lawmakers police are using high tech devices to spy on citizens without cause. Chris Segoyin with the American Civil Liberties Union says departments all over the state are using 'stingrays', devices that send radio signals through the walls of houses...
The Travis Central Appraisal District has heard about 95-thousand protests about property tax values. They've had an influx of protestors this year due to property values increasing. TCAD Chief Appraiser Marya Kriegler says the Austin market is very strong and puts upward...
Some business and community leaders in Lockhart have joined forces..to form a non-profit foundation to help the school district. According to the Lockhart Education Foundation: A Lockhart business and community leaders have launched a new non-profit foundation to provide direct...
A crowd-sourcing website has been set up to help pay for Colton Turner's funeral and burial. Cook Walden Davis Funeral Home announced they set up a ' GoFundMe ' website to help defray burial costs for the 2-year-old whose remains were found in southeast Austin last week. Vice-...
As part of national Child Passenger Safety Week, Sept. 14-20, the Texas Department of Transportation reminds drivers that free, year-round child safety seat checks are available at the agency’s 25 statewide district offices. Available by appointment, the safety checks are...
PASADENA, Texas (AP) - A Pasadena man has been sentenced to 12 years in prison and his wife has received probation for injuring their 10-month-old son who died after being scalded. A Harris County judge sentenced 24-year-old William Cain and 22-year-old Vickie Cain last week...
A pizza shop worker in Georgetown is in trouble after putting his genitals on a customers pizza. An affidavit shows an customer at the Papa Murphy's on Williams Drive saw Austin Michael Symonds rubbing his testicles on the pizza he had ordered. The customer confronted Symonds...