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Convicted murderer Colton Pitonyak will remain behind bars, now that the 3rd Court of Criminal Appeals has rejected his request for a new trail. Pitonyak was convicted of killing Jennifer Cave and sentenced to 55 years in prison. However, his attorneys argued that there had been...
Four Texas metro areas are among the biggest population gainers as Americans continued moving to the Sun Belt in 2006 and 2007, including Dallas-Ft. Worth, San Antonio, Houston and Austin. Details are in Census Bureau estimates to be released Tlater today. Dallas-Fort Worth...
Lake Travis ISD administrators are scheduled to adopt an official call to the state to make continued improvements to State Highway 71 in western Travis County. Page four of the board's agenda for tonight's regularly scheduled meeting includes a resolution for more safety...
The cost of Austin’s Water Treatment Plant #4 is going up by more than $20 million. The City Council has approved more money for the engineering firm designing the new plant. That’s because a majority of the work done by the firm so far was rendered useless when the City Council...
City officials say having a curfew for teenagers goes a long way towards preventing crime and protecting juveniles from deadly car accidents. Kids under the age of 17 now need to be home by 11 Sunday through Thursday and by midnight on Firday and Saturday nights. Violating the...
A New Braunfels Middle School teacher has told police that her principal threatened some science teachers' lives if their students didn't improve their standardized state test scores. Anita White taught at New Braunfels Middle School for 18 years before being transferred this...
The University of California's governing board has named University of Texas Chancellor Mark Yudof as the 10-campus UC system's next president. Yudof's appointment was approved by the Board of Regents on Thursday, a week after a search committee recommended him to succeed...
Lawyers will make their closing arguments this morning in the lawsuit filed by Ramon Hernandez. He’s suing over his video-taped beating by three Austin police officers in 2005. Hernandez accuses them of using too much force and of violating his civil rights. The final witnesses...
State officials say the jobless rate dipped to 4-point-1 percent last month. Ann Hatchitt with the Texas Workforce Commission says the decrease can be seen across every industry sector. She says, "We saw significant growth in natural resources, in mining, which of course, is the...