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The company hired to help in the State's foster care redesign has backed out of its contract. Providence Service Corp. was the company that oversaw the placement of the two foster kids who drowned in Lake Georgetown. Department of Family and Protective Services Commissioner John...
A woman sentenced to life in prison last year for her sixth DWI will stay there after a third court of appeals denies her appeal for cruel and unusual punishment. Hays County Prosecutor Fred Weber tried the case against Rose Ann Davidson. He says it was an appropriate sentence,"...
Texans have the right to know who's financially supporting political campaigns; that's the basis of a lawsuit filed by a non-profit group against the Texas Ethics Commission. The non-profit group filing suit is the Texas Home School Coalition. Their President Tim Lambert says...
The Austin City Council is pushing back on Austin Energy’s proposed budget which includes a rate hike for customers. The rate hike amounts to about $5.00 per month per customer. Mayor Lee Leffingwell says he is disappointed with the proposal and wants the department to take...
The Rundberg area has been a hotspot for crime for many years. But thanks to a million-dollar grant from the Justice Department to clean the area up, police say they've made a difference. Tonight a group of kids who live on Rundberg talk about their neighborhood -- and they did...
Austin police continue to search for who, or what, is responsible for several objects that recently hit four vehicles on I-35. For the next few weeks, Michael Pena will have to drive this small rental SUV. His truck is the most recent vehicle to be hit by a large object while...
After taking about one month off, Austin City Council members came back together to talk budget. The City Council met at Austin Energy, while the City Council chambers undergo renovations to make room for the new 10-1 City Council, and started the meeting off on a high note by...
Immigration and Customs Enforcement today opens the first facility specifically for mothers with children entering the U.S. from central America. It's in Karnes County, southeast of San Antonio. Enrique Lucero of ICE says the purpose is for immigrants to see a judge and be...
On Thursday, July 31, 2014, at approximately 12:30 pm, the Hays County Sheriff’s Office arrested: Richard Dale Griffin, White/Male, DOB: 06-08-1954 for two counts of Sexual Assault of a Child, both second degree felonies. These arrests stem from an investigation conducted in...