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A 6 year old girl who won four tickets to a Hannah Montana concert with an essay that falsely claimed her father died in Iraq won't be going to the show after all. The contest's sponsor, Club Libby Lu, withdrew the prize today and awarded it to another unnamed winner. Officials...
Austin police find a man seriously injured after responding to an aggravated assault call this morning on Burton Drive. The Austin Police Department's Detective Richard Stressing says the man was taken to Brackenridge hospital where he later died. Stressing says the name of hte...
The Williamson County Judge has issued a burn ban until further notice. Fire Chief Association Head John Kiracofe suggested the ban because farmers and ranchers have been burning leaves and brush all weekm even though we’ve had "real high winds and low humidity, so everything is...
Celebrating its fifth year in operation, SoberRide is launching a website, just in time for the New Year’s holiday. At www.austinsoberride.com Austinites can find out the hours and dates of operation, history, sponsors, and soon, will be able to make tax-deductible donations to...
Six people have been arrested as part of an investigation that started with a seventeen year old soliciting a prostitute on Craig’s List while his parents were away during Christmas. Investigators say the boy called police for protection when a man and woman came to his house to...
FORT HOOD - The Defense Department has announced that a decorated soldier stationed at Fort Hood has died in combat in Iraq. Captain Rowdy J. Inman, 38, died the day after Christmas in Mosul from small arms fire during dismounted combat operations. Inman's mother lives in Round...
The city of Round Rock is offering Christmas Tree recycling today and giving away Afghan Pine seedlings while supplies last. You can take you tree to the City Recycling Center, 310 Deepwood Drive, from 9am until 6pm today. The trees will be turned into mulch, which will be given...
Retail gasoline prices across Texas rose one penny this week to reach an average $2.86 per gallon. The AAA Texas survey results, released Friday, indicated the upward price follows three weeks of declines. The association says the cost of gasoline in metro areas of Texas is 67...
From strip clubs to classrooms and from Africa to the highways crisscrossing Texas, January 1st brings the start of several new laws and programs in the Lone Star State. - Admission to strip clubs gets pricier - $5 to be exact, with the money going to help sexual assault victims...