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The President of Austin’s Chapter of the NAACP says the city is making progress toward improving the quality of life for African-Americans. Nelson Linder says he’s been impressed with the steps the city has taken to improve things for African-americans, including the hiring of a...
Texas' long-awaited high school steroids testing program is about to start. State officials on Tuesday announced the National Center For Drug Free Sport has been chosen to conduct the mandatory, random tests ordered last year by the Legislature. The National Center For Drug Free...
The LBJ Library in Austin has a large collection of documents, pictures and phone conversations dealing with Dr. Martin Luther King and his working and personal relationship with President Johnson. Some of that collection is now posted on the LBJ School of Public Affairs website...
A legend of University of Texas football has passed away. Rooster Andrews, the waterboy who came in to kick the Longhorns to a victory in the '40s, has died His wife confirmed that for us just after 6:30 tonight. In later years, the "Kickin' Chicken" was a loud, loyal and avid...
Dozens of people who buy their electricity from the Pedernales Electric Cooperative visited the power company's Johnson City office Monday, demanding the resignations of PEC board members and major reforms in the way the group does business. "You all ought to resign and you...
A lawsuit against a state lawmaker claims he forcibly kissed a woman at a holiday party and demands he be tested for sexually transmitted diseases. Krysynthia Rido and her husband sued Friday in state district court, saying they fear AIDS and other diseases because Rido was...
At their regular meeting this week, the Georgetown City Council is set to review a proposed clause for future City contracts. The requirement, proposed by City Councilman Keith Brainard, would mandate companies that do business with the city prove their employees are legally...
The Texas Alcohol and Beverage Commission hunts for kids using fake I.D.'s in San Marcos this weekend. Operation Fake Out teames officers from the T.A.B.C, Hays County and the City of San Marcos. Officers checked I.D.'s at various places in the San Marcos entertainment district...
The Texas Department of Public Safety says two people died and three were injured early this morning near Florence. Officials say a Dodge Caliber was traveling southbound on SH 195 and illegally passing several cars. The Caliber ran head on into a Chevy Cavalier, then veared and...