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A pilot and cameraman for a Houston television station died today when their helicopter crashed en route to cover a story. ABC-owned KTRK-TV reports the two were on their way to a shooting scene in Montgomery County, north of Houston, when the station helicopter crashed in a...
A Houston man who watched his mother get hit and killed by a metro bus is planning to meet with lawmakers to change the limits of the Texas Tort Claims Act. Under the law, the most a person can recover from a governmental entity is $100,000. Shawn Cunningham says he wants that...
183a-North-Sign-ECU.jpg The operators of the 183-A toll road in Cedar Park plan have asked Central Texas' transportation planning group CAMPO to allow them to use excess tolls collected on the Williamson County toll road as potential construction funds for expanding U.S. 290...
capmetrobus.jpg Climbing aboard a Capital Metro bus will cost you a little more, beginning today. The bus fare goes up 25-cents, as the result of months of planning and deliberation by Capital Metro executives. "The biggest question that we have had from people lately is 'what...
A man is recovering after being stabbed twelve times. Austin police officials say the hispanic man was found by his room-mates at 1500 Faro Drive in South Central Austin at about 5:30 this morning. Officials say, even though one stab made it to his heart, he is now in stable...
A Soyuz spacecraft with one Russian and two Americans, one of them a video game mogul, is en route to the international space station. Millionaire Richard Garriott is the first American to follow in his father's space footsteps. Owen Garriott made two flights as a U.S. astronaut...
The new president of the NAACP says the organization will have lawyers targeting 750 potentially troublesome precincts around the nation on Election Day and plans to address complaints about possible voter disenfranchisement wherever they are made. Benjamin Jealous, who took the...
The first annual Austin Restaurant Week kicks off today. More than 50 local restaurants are participating. During the week of October 12-15 and October 19-22, restaurants ranging from fine dining to local favorites are offering a prix fixe meal for $25 to $35. Austin Restaurant...
Nearly one million Texas motorists owe a combined $815 million for violations such as a driving while intoxicated and failure to have insurance. Now the state wants them to start paying up. The Texas Department of Public Safety has given a private collection agency the green...