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Prosecutors plan to ask a grand jury to consider capital murder charges against the couple accused of killing the toddler nicknamed ``Baby Grace.'' Riley Ann Sawyers' body was found in a plastic box floating in Galveston Bay in October. Her mother and stepfather are jailed on...
You may have seen some construction at a couple of rest areas if you've headed to Dallas recently. The state is giving their Salado rest-stops an extreme makeover. Planners at TX-DOT say they're renovating the Salado rest areas to make it safer to drive the long distance from...
A new program designed to crack down on those who do not have auto insurance coverage is set to begin in Austin next month. The insurance verification program will begin in Austin for two months and, if successful, will be expanded to Dallas and the rest of the state. State...
Two boys, ages 15 and 12, are charged with attempting to sexually attack a 60-year-old north Austin woman last summer. Austin Police detectives believe the two broke into the woman's house on Kelly Place on July 28th, armed with an amateur "rapist kit," "Approximately 3:00 in...
Homeland Security officials say slavery is a growing menace in the U.S. Texas State Police Researcher Jeremy Lacrone told a conference in San Antonio it's getting worse. He says human trafficing is different than illegal immigrant smuggling. Lacrone adds that tens of thousands...
NASA has to be hoping for better luck in the new year. After scrubbing two shuttle launch attempts in four days because of balky fuel gauges, NASA managers have now decided to put off any further tries until January. A NASA spokesman says the agency has decided ``to stand down...
It was 25 years ago Texas re-opened it's death chamber. The Texas Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty officer Bob Van Steenburg says Texas again led the country in the number of executions in 2007, but the number of executions in 2007, but the number of people sentenced to...
Silicon Labs is negotiating to lease the CSC building just east of city hall in downtown Austin. Assistant City Manager Laura Huffman says Silicon Labs already ahs several hundred employees in downtown Austin. The city has the first option on the CSC building, but city officials...
The Austin Independent School Districts asks the community to become a holiday sponsor for children and their families who are homeless. AISD's Homeless Liaison Kathy Requejo says there are up to 5000 homeless kids in the district. If you are interested in sponsoring a homeless...