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classroom.jpg The Texas Education Agency says the number of schools at the most advanced level of failing federal improvement standards -- has increased tenfold over last year. A total of 21 campuses reached ``Stage 5'' status in the federal School Improvement Program in 2008,...
VOTE_LOGO.jpg Mail-in ballot requests have topped 16,000 in Travis County. The deadline to turn in those ballots in is October 28th. Travis County Clerk Dana DeBeauvoir says with less than three weeks before the election, her office is in desperate need of help. She says they...
Scott Gregson with the political action committee, Hospitality San Marcos, says a non-binding referendum, on the November ballot, calls for extending the sale of alcoholic drinks from midnight to 2 a.m. in San Marcos. Gregson says safety is the number one reason. He says, right...
Police Chief Art Acevedo has reinstated a fired officer by changing the findings to ``inconclusive'' in an internal affairs investigation after possible errors in the case were brought to light. Aaron York is scheduled to return to work today after being fired June 6 following...
A Senate committee is told more state resources should go towards adult stem cell research. Joseph Davis Jr. is eight years old now but were it not for his brothers stem cells taken from his umbilical cord blood, he might not be here. “I can do what any eight year old can do and...
Members of the Austin City Council today will unveil their latest plan to save the Lions Municipal Golf Course. The University of Texas actually owns the golf course and is considering options for re-developing that land in west Austin. City council members today will announce...
A Senate committee is told more state resources should go towards adult stem cell research. Joseph Davis Jr. is eight years old now but were it not for his brothers stem cells taken from his umbilical cord blood, he might not be here. “I can do what any eight year old can do and...
JA-campographic101308.jpg The number 7 may be considered lucky for most people, but for the group operating the 183-A toll road in Cedar Park, CTRMA, which stands for Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority, Monday was not their day to be placed seventh. Perhaps if they had...
A San Antonio man is filing a lawsuit Tuesday in U.S. District Court that claims two San Marcos police officers violated the state's animal cruelty statute when they stopped a couple speeding to a vet hospital with their dying dog. Patrick Greene is asking the court to issue a...