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Most of Austin's violent crime numbers for 2007 remained at 2006 levels, with one exception. Austin Police investigated 30 murders last year, ten more than were reported in 2006. Six of those homicides took place during a three-week period in a late June and July. 59 people were...
Texas junior running back Jamaal Charles has decided to leave the Longhorns to enter the NFL draft. Charles this season rushed for 1,619 yards. Charles joined Ricky Williams, Earl Campbell and Cedric Benson as the only Longhorns rush for over 1,500 yards in a season. Charles had...
The Round Rock Community Foundation, with the help of a private donor, has set up a fund to help pay for the college tuition of children who have lost parents deployed from Fort Hood. Executive Director Kami Barron says the Children of Fallen Soldiers Fund right now has about $...
Last week's fire near Steiner Ranch, which totaled the extension of the University of Texas Golf Course Clubhouse, has been ruled an accident, at least for now. The Hudson Bend Fire Department's Dale Faust says fire investigators believe roofing work in combination with the high...
The President of the Williamson County Chapter of the League of United Latin American Citizens is protesting a measure to be considered by the Georgetown City Council this month. The Council will look at requiring all contractors that do business with the city to prove their...
People who live along Lake Austin and Lake LBJ will notice the water levels going down, beginning today. The group in charge of the Highland Lakes says they've gotten a list requests to drain some water from the two lakes so neighbors can do some maintenance. "It gives lakeside...
The State's Transportation Department has nearly 50 public meetings scheduled to hear from people along the proposed I-69 portion of the Trans-Texas Corridor. The corridor is planned as a superhighway with separate car and truck lanes, freight and commuter rail and utility lines...
The City of Georgetown is offering Christmas Tree recycling beginning this week at the Collection Station on Walden Drive through February 2, 2008. The collected trees will be turned into mulch and given back to you free of charge. Georgetown City staff ask that before the...
The state's transportation department intends to begin 2008 with a flurry of discussion about one of the most hotly-contested transportation projects in the entire nation. The Texas Department of Transportation, beginning next month, will begin hosting a wave of public meetings...