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An analysis by the Austin American-Statesman shows about 200 people who have landed state government jobs that can pay well into six figures have avoided normal job posting requirements or scrutiny and share the common tie that they all once worked for outgoing Gov. Rick Perry...
A measure filed in next month's session would prohibit the lottery from advertising that it benefits schools. Lottery critic Dawn Nettles says its a good start. She says,"It's a very small percentage of money that goes towards schools, it's not much at all. It compares to what...
The city of Pflugerville was ranked 29th best place in the nation for young families in Apartment List's top 100 list. Pflugerville ranked 7th out of the Texas cities on the list and #1 out of cities in the Central Texas area. “This award confirms what those of us who live...
Retail gasoline prices across Texas have tumbled 16 cents this week to settle at $2.15 per gallon. AAA Texas on Tuesday reported the statewide figure compares to the nationwide average of $2.38 per gallon, a decline of 15 cents in the past week. Drivers in Corpus Christi have...
A Cedar Park Police officer is appealing his firing earlier this fall. Police officials say Officer James Arrick was indefinitely suspended in September for dishonesty during an internal affairs investigation. Police Chief Sean Mannix says Arrick was caught searching databases...
Several movie theaters said they will begin showing "The Interview" Thursday, seemingly putting the comedy back in theaters after Sony Pictures Entertainment canceled its release. The Alamo Drafthouse in Texas said on Tuesday that Sony has authorized it to screen the film...
A Central Texas meteorologist, who was shot last week, speaks out for the first time since the shooting. Patrick Crawford was hit multiple times and said he doesn't know where he would be without the construction workers who took care of him. He also thanks the Baylor Scott and...
GSD&M has designed a new logo to commemorate the City of Austin’s 175th birthday. Mayor Lee Leffingwell unveiled the logo with GSD&M CEO Duff Stewart and Chief Creative Officer Jay Russell during a special press conference on Thursday, December 18th, at Austin City Hall...
The search is still on for a suspected gunman who put another man in the hospital last week. Officials says KCEN-TV Meteorologist Patrick Crawford was in his car after the morning news when a man approached him and shot him. DPS Trooper D.L. Wilson says the weapon of choice...