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Austin Police have asked officers around the state to help them catch three men who they say kidnapped three others, one of whom escaped moments after it happened. CLICK TO HEAR AUSTIN POLICE NEWS CONFERENCE "These are individuals, both the victim and the suspect, who had...
Texas Rio Grande Legal Aid and several local Capital Metro bus riders are filing a complaint with federal transportation officials over a proposed hike in bus fares. The proposed hike, which is up for a vote next week, would affect both regular bus service and the agency's...
Triple-digit temperatures are more common in the Austin area this year than they were in 2007. Dr. Chris Ziebell, Medical Director of the Emergency Department at University Medical Center at Brackenridge, says the high temperatures are taking a toll. "We have started seeing some...
Governor Rick Perry today repeated his request for Federal Emergency Management Agency help for Texans affected by Hurricane Dolly. Officials say about 600 people are still in state shelters. More than 10,000 residents are without electricity. Perry, in a letter to President...
A South Texas university has reached an agreement with the federal government that prevents the proposed fence along the U.S.-Mexico border from slicing through the campus. The University of Texas at Brownsville and the Department of Homeland Security disclosed their agreement...
Leander school officials to consider an additional 1.3 million dollars in Bible Stadium renovations. Last May, voters approved 8 million dollars for improvements, and officials say the additional funds would come out of the school district’s maintenance and operations fund. Don...
Last May, voters approved 8 million dollars for improvements, and officials say the additional funds would come out of the school district’s maintenance and operations fund. Don Mc Call, the school district’s board President, said 2 million dollars within the fund was initially...
Texas has fixed only one of the state's 20 busiest bridges with a deficient rating since the deadly Minnesota overpass collapse a year ago. Since the Minnesota Bridge Collapse, repairs have not started on 17 of the 20 busiest deficient bridges in Texas. Those bridges carry more...
Two months into the city's traffic light camera ticketing program, the Austin Municipal Court Clerk's office says only about one in every ten people are delinquent. Court Clerk Rebecca Stark says out of more than 470 violations mailed out, only 31 have not been resolved. She...