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JA-35benwhitegraphic103008_web.jpg The state says things are about to get easier for people who use Highway 71 as it connects with I-35 to the south of Ben White Boulevard in south Austin. That is, if you consider a state-estimated 160,000 vehicles a day "a lot". That number,...
Austin Police say street closures will be affecting some downtown traffic beginning Friday evening. apdhalloweenclosuregraphic.jpg "At 6 p.m. [Friday], if you're parking downtown in that area, please have your vehicle removed my 6 p.m.," Austin Police Traffic Commander Donald...
63-year-old Robert Lee Lawless was sentenced today to 12 years in prison, without the possibility of parole for possessing child pornography. United States Attorney Johnny Sutton says Lawless had thousands of images on his computer of children ranging in age from infants to...
The price of gasoline has hit a milestone today at one location in Williamson County. The website austingasprices.com says the price of one gallon of regular Unleaded gasoline is listed at $1.98 at the Murphy USA in Taylor. gasunder2-graphic.jpg Meantime, the Associated Press...
A candidate for House Speaker predicts there will be changes at the top come January. State Representative Jim Keffer is one of the candidates running for House Speaker. He thinks Tom Craddick’s days as Speaker are numbered, but he doesn’t expect the current speaker to give up...
A federal lawsuit filed in San Francisco today accuses the computer company Dell of gender and age discrimination. The four women suing Dell say the company paid men higher wages for equal work. The plaintiffs - Mildred Chapman, Angela Hopkins, Julia Mahaffey and Bethany Riches...
You shouldn't let reports of 'vote flipping' in Tennessee, West Virginia, Missouri and parts of Texas worry you, County Clerk Dana DeBeauvoir says she hasn't heard of any instances here in Travis county. DeBeauvoir says it's normally a 'friend of a friend' type of story and she...
tankfarmgraphic.jpg The City of Austin and state environmental experts say a former tank farm in east Austin meets state standards after years of cleaning up toxic chemical seepage. Wednesday night, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality and the City of Austin brought...
A new Texas Tech poll shows John McCain winning Texas. It’s probably not a shock to anyone that Texas is still a red state according to a new Texas Tech poll showing John McCain with 58 percent support. 29 percent supported Barack Obama. Political Science Professor Dennis...