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A Williamson County Commissioner, recently returned from a transportation summit in Washington says a lack of revenue for building new roads is being felt though-out the country. This week, Pct. 2 Commissioner and Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (CAMPO) Vice...
Two Texas A&M football players have been charged in an alleged armed robbery of a College Station apartment. Police say 21-year-old Yemi Babalola of Bryan is charged with two aggravated robbery counts and one of misdemeanor marijuana possession. Also, 18-year-old Brandon...
Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff is giving Texas landowners opposed to a border fence one last chance to allow access to their land before he takes court action against them. Senator John Cornyn says letters from the Department of Homeland Security are expected to go...
Elevated levels of lead has a San Antonio company voluntarily recalling the Mexican candy "Barrilito". Recent lab tests of the thick dark brown syrup-like candy, show lead levels above the point one parts per million considered to be a potential public health hazard by the FDA...
A federal appeals court in Austin hears arguments on whether the state can tie school funding to desegregation. Two small Texas school district lost some state funding over student transfers that were suspected of violating the state's desegregation rules. Even though the...
We get more details about last week's hearing that may have ended the Austin Police career of Sergeant Michael Olsen. City officials release the transcript from last Wednesday's disciplinary review board hearing that ended with Olsen's dismissal from the force. Police Chief Art...
Federal agents who track down fugitive illegal immigrants arrested more than 30,400 people nationally in fiscal year 2007. That's nearly double the previous year. Figures were released Tuesday by Immigration and Customs Enforcement. The number of arrests more than doubled -- to...
Richard Pate, 50, of Georgetown was arrested in the Costa Rican highlands outside of the capital city of San Jose, Costa Rica. Pate's arrest culminated a two and half year investigation ending with Pates arrest in Atena, Costa Rica by Costa Rican authorities on December 1st...
Officials with Austin-Travis County EMS have brought in an outside investigator to look into allegations of sexual harassment during a training exercise. In the meantime, two EMS Commanders who serve as instructors are on paid administrative leave pending the results of that...