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The head of the Democratic National Committee made a brief stop in downtown Austin Thursday afternoon. Howard Dean, the former Governor of Vermont and one-time presidential hopeful (2004), stressed an importance for Texans to vote in the November election. In a News Radio 590...
Austin Police say there has been as many as 25 vehicle and home window smash-ins in what they call their Southeast Command since July 11. APD's Melissa McGrath says they're calling these cases instances of criminal mischief and says the vandals may be kids out of school for the...
An internal investigation into the security situation at the Governor’s Mansion that allowed an arsonist to sneak onto the grounds and set the house on fire isn’t finished yet, but should be in the next ten days. DPS Commission Chairman Alan Polunski was hoping to hear the...
Austin Police's North and Central Tactical Units conducted an over-night prostitution sting targeting men soliciting sexual services. APD Lt. Norris McKenize says officers posed as hookers at street corners along E. St. Johns and Grand Canyon Avenue. Last night's raid resulted...
Texas is moving forward on the nation's largest wind-power project. That's after state regulators gave preliminary approval today to plans to build billions of dollars worth of new transmission lines. Those lines would bring wind-generated electricity from wind farms in gusty...
A hearing before the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee will focus on coordinating a state and federal response to polygamy. An April raid and bungled child custody case in West Texas drew national attention. Some public officials plan to testify July 24th in Washington, including...
Former PRCA world champion steer wrestler Sid Steiner has been indicted by a Travis County grand jury on a felony charge of aggravated assault in connection with a road rage incident last year. The 33-year-old Steiner is accused of using a firearm on Dec. 17 to threaten someone...
Austin's Environment Commission has voted to pass along a recommendation calling for improvements at Barton Springs Pool. "We're not trying to change the water quality in the stream, but we're trying to change how it impacts the water quality in the pool," says David Johns,...
Former PRCA world champion steer wrestler Sid Steiner has been indicted by a Travis County grand jury on a felony charge of aggravated assault in connection with a road rage incident last year. The 33-year-old Steiner is accused of using a firearm on Dec. 17 to threaten someone...