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The Texas Education Agency says most students did well in this year's round of TAKS testing. Eighth grade TAKS scores stay stable and there was a slight drop in 11th grade scores but overall the news was good, Texas Education Agency Spokeswoman Debbie Ratcliff said. TAKS test...
The Texas Attorney General claims a gas saving product is a scam. Attorney General Greg Abbott gets a restraining order against Bioperformance Incorporated based in Irving and owners Lowell Mims and Gustavo Romero. The company markets a gas pill that it claims will save fuel...
The drunk driving murder trial of Fermine Castillo continues today. In day two of testimony, the lead investigator has been on the witness stand, telling the jury from his perspective what must have happened just prior to the violent wreck that killed 20-year-old Issac Dyck and...
Central Texas pilots take their concerns about a landfill near Austin-Bergstrom International Airport to the city's Airport Advisory Commission. Pilot Stephen Becker says he believes the landfill attracts birds, like the one he hit while he was trying to take off from ABIA last...
Two deaths in two days at the same intersection in San Marcos, but can anything be done to make the area safer? Not according to a clerk at a convenience store near the intersection of Wonder World Drive and TX 123. Jessica works at the Sac N Pac" on TX 123 and says she sees...
Austin Mayor Will Wynn says the city's next Chief of Police will need to be able to lead the department while working openly with the community. The Mayor also wants to make sure the next chief places a high priority on public feedback. The city will conduct a nation-wide search...
The driver of an 18-wheeler was traveling down HWY 290 in Elgin this morning when he lost control of his big rig in front of the Elgin Golden Years Retirement Community. That lady works at Golden Years and says luckily all of the residents were okay besides getting a little...
Assistant Police Chief Cathy Ellison will serve as Austin's acting police chief once Chief Stan Knee steps down. Assistant City Manager Rudy Garza says she has been with the department for more than 20 years – and has worked closely with Chief knee. "She will be the first...
This biography of Assistant Police Chief Cathy Ellison, named interim chief today, was written by the Austin Police Department: Cathy Ellison was commissioned as an Austin Police officer in 1979. Born and raised near Austin, she earned a bachelor of criminal justice degree from...