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Just because the children from the Yearning for Zion Ranch are back in the custody of their parents that doesn’t mean an investigation into possible abuse won’t continue. Child Protective Services spokesman Patrick Crimmins says "because of the court order today it continues...
District Judge Burt Carnes has ruled in favor of Waste Management in a contract dispute between the landfill operator and Williamson County. In a letter to all parties involved, the judge writes he has found the county's position that the "evergreen" contract between the two,...
There's a new 26-question survey on the city's website ( CLICK HERE TO SEE IT ) that gives you a chance to tell Austin Police and City Hall where trouble spots are on Austin's Streets. "Speeders, folks that run red lights, people that tailgate, those who cut in in-front of you,...
State officials say they plan to experiment with an environmentally friendly asphalt on a portion of roadway, southeast of downtown. Texas Department of Transportation officials say they plan to use Warm Mix Asphalt on a portion of Ben White, from west of Riverside Drive to...
SAN ANGELO(AP) - Emotional reunions between parents and children of a West Texas polygamist ranch are underway across the state. Near San Antonio, Nancy Dockstader's chin quivered and eyes filled with tears as she was reunited with her 9-year-old daughter. A judge this morning...
This is the time of year coastal residents start looking at the Gulf of Mexico a little differently. Yes it's still a friend for the most part but in a matter of days it can become a bitter enemy. Hurricane season arrived Sunday and will run all the way until November. Dan Quant...
Urban Planner and former Planning Commission member Cid Galindo is facing former Austin Neighborhoods Council President and Disaster Management Consultant Laura Morrison. She received a greater percentage of the vote last month but neither candidate got more than 50 percent. The...
It was only five years ago that angry voters called on TXDOT sell a state owned air fleet, because of what it was costing tax payers, but just this year lawmakers and other state agencies have used that service for over 12-hundred flight hours so far this year. One of those...
Inmates in about a dozen Texas jails can receive e-mails from the outside world even though they don't have Internet access. Since late last year, the jails are taking advantage of a Dallas-based Web site that allows jail officials to print the e-mails and deliver them to...