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A federal appeals court has overturned a Texas statute outlawing sex toy sales. The Associated Press reports the ruling by the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans essentially leaves Alabama as the only state with such a ban. Tuesday's ruling says the Texas law...
The State of Texas is about to make good on taking from the rich and giving to the poor in funding a few districts in Central Texas. At the last minute, District Administrators in Wimberley ISD voted to pay just over two million dollars to the state to comply with Texas' Robin...
A soldier stationed at Fort Hood remains in the Travis County Jail, facing kidnapping charges. Twenty-two-year-old Thomas Francis Cummings was arrested Saturday night at the Double Tree Hotel near I-35 and Hwy 290 in Austin. Austin Police Detective William Pursley says Cummings...
A Williamson county judge has offered to take a few roads off of the state’s hands and finish up expansion projects the state says it cannot pay for. Counties across the state are facing some tough times when it comes to new road projects because the state says there is not...
Austin Police are looking for people who may have been robbed by a man who they say has been targeting some of the city's Hispanic community, playing on possible fears of police. Investigators say ten robberies have happened since December 17, near U.S. 183 and Metric, and near...
What would it take to get students in Texas public schools to read better? The chairman of the State Board of Education says a new reading curriculum may have the answer. Board chairman Don McLeroy says the initial curriculum standards, which took about two years to develop,...
The FBI and Austin Police say they have identified the "Ponytail Bandit" as Morgan Michelle Hoke. A warrant has been issued for her arrest. FBI believes she is in Thailand. Investigators says the co-ed looking woman in her 20s is responsible for a string of at least three bank...
Austin homicide detectives are on the look out for vehicle that killed a man walking in northwest Austin late last night. The accident happened just after 11 o'clock in the 12-thousand block of Waters Park Road. Austin police arrived to that deadly scene only after a second car...
Travis County Commissioners criticize the sheriff for allowing immigration officials to have office space inside the jail. Commissioner Margaret Gomez says it should not be up to the sheriff to enforce immigration law, but sheriff Greg Hamilton says he is leaving it to federal...