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We are all used to getting spam emails, some of them looking for your personal information to steal your identity. The latest thing is spam text messages on your cell phone trying to do the same thing. The Better Business Bureau’s Erin Jones says these messages can come in...
A Travis County Grand Jury has indicted a South Austin home builder on criminal mischief charges. The State Jail Felony for damaging or destroying property without the consent of the owner carries a penalty of up to two years in prison. The owner in this case is the city of...
The Long Center for the Performing Arts says it's facing a $2,000,000 budget shortfall. Executive Director Cliff Redd says it's a combination of things; for example they had budgeted about $200,000 for utilities, but the actual cost is closer to $400,000 Combine that with added...
A three-year-old girl from Williamson County was taken in critical condition to Dell Children’s Hospital after suffering a severe head injury allegedly infliced by her Mother's boyfriend who admitted to biting and shaking the girl. The Williamson County Sheriff’s Department has...
A judge in Marshall has placed 83 rescued dogs with the SPCA of Texas. The ruling Wednesday involves dogs removed from a property near Lone Star, about 60 miles southwest of Texarkana, on July 10. The SPCA says the dogs did not have adequate water or shelter and some were sick...
Austin police say a man was shot Tuesday night as he sat in his car between Rundberg Lane and U.S. 183 in North Austin, but that his injuries are not considered life-threatening. Police spokeswoman Veneza Aguiñaga said the shooting, in the 9000 block of Northgate Boulevard...
After a report in the Houston Chronicle shows Texas Governor Rick Perry getting big donations from Lonnie "Bo" Pilgrim, the group Texans for Public Justice says there should be more campaign finance reform in Texas. Governor Perry flew to Washington to push for a waiver from the...
A man convicted of the 1978 shooting of Austin Police Officer Ralph Ablanedo has his appeal rejected by the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans. David Lee Powell had requested a new trial. Powell, who is one of the longest-serving inmates on death row in Texas, has...