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Hewlett-Packard has agreed to buy Plano-based Electronic Data Systems for nearly 12.6 billion dollars. The companies today announced their boards unanimously approved the deal. EDS stockholders would get $25 per share. The sale should close in the second half of this year. The...
Austin Police say the interpreter for the Texas School for the Deaf, arrested Friday for alleged sexual misconduct with a student, has admitted to many more similar crimes. Detective Greg White, of Austin's Child Abuse Investigations unit, says Shane Fluornoy, 32, claimed a...
A group of 24 major Austin area employers has sent a letter to CAMPO, the Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization, urging them to stay true to their purpose in planning Central Texas' highway systems and managing the transportation network in the local area. CLICK HERE...
Crews are working on the train station at N. Lamar and Airport Blvd. that will serve Capital Metro's commuter rail line. The company building the station is also responsible for development in the surrounding 20 acres, which will include offices, stores, and apartments. "WE want...
Mike Levy, who founded Texas Monthly magazine in 1973, is stepping down from his position as publisher of that magazine this summer. His last day with the magazine will be August 31st. “The 35th anniversary of Texas Monthly in February prompted me to make a very personal and...
An attorney for the husband of a polygamist mother in Austin says she plans to fight for the release of her client's wife and her children, being detained by a state agency. Patricia Mataserin tells KLBJ's "Austin Morning News" today that her client's wife, Luisa Jessop, gave...
You know anytime the government gives away free money there are plenty of crooks out there looking for a way to steal it. It’s no different with the latest round of economic stimulus checks going into the mail. Erin Jones with the Central Texas Better Business Bureau says...
The school board for the Eanes school district is now requiring that all teacher hired during the 2008-2009 school year and beyond have a master degree or earn one within 8 years. The board passed another program called the "Partnership for Teachers Excellence", which is teamed...
Beginning Memorial Day weekend, anyone using the I-35 northbound frontage road at 11th street downtown will be on candid camera, as the city of Austin begins their red light camera program. "Each year, nearly 1,000 fatalities in the United States are the result of collisions...