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A mother of three has spoken about her anger and humiliation after she was visited by Child Protective Services for letting her 6-year-old son play outside unsupervised. Children's book author Kari Anne Roy, who lives in Austin, Texas, wrote on her blog HaikuMama last week about...
KILLEEN, Texas (AP) - A Central Texas man has been charged with injuring a child after police say he cut his 10-month-old daughter with a box cutter. Killeen Police say 28-year-old Roberto Quintana was arrested over the weekend. His wife tells police that Quintana put tape over...
Child Protective Services is under scrutiny following the death of Colton Turner. But removing a child from his or her home..is not usually the first step taken by the agency. Department of Family and Protective Services Julie Moody says in most child abuse cases they try to...
Hays County and state officials say a bat found at a junior high school has tested positive for rabies. The animal was found at Danforth Junior High School in Wimberley on Friday afternoon. Department of State and Health Services officials tested the bat after it was captured...
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...