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Dozens of people who buy their electricity from the Pedernales Electric Cooperative visited the power company's Johnson City office Monday, demanding the resignations of PEC board members and major reforms in the way the group does business. "You all ought to resign and you...
A lawsuit against a state lawmaker claims he forcibly kissed a woman at a holiday party and demands he be tested for sexually transmitted diseases. Krysynthia Rido and her husband sued Friday in state district court, saying they fear AIDS and other diseases because Rido was...
At their regular meeting this week, the Georgetown City Council is set to review a proposed clause for future City contracts. The requirement, proposed by City Councilman Keith Brainard, would mandate companies that do business with the city prove their employees are legally...
The LBJ Library in Austin has a large collection of documents, pictures and phone conversations dealing with Dr. Martin Luther King and his working and personal relationship with President Johnson. Some of that collection is now posted on the LBJ School of Public Affairs website...
The Texas Alcohol and Beverage Commission hunts for kids using fake I.D.'s in San Marcos this weekend. Operation Fake Out teames officers from the T.A.B.C, Hays County and the City of San Marcos. Officers checked I.D.'s at various places in the San Marcos entertainment district...
The Texas Department of Public Safety says two people died and three were injured early this morning near Florence. Officials say a Dodge Caliber was traveling southbound on SH 195 and illegally passing several cars. The Caliber ran head on into a Chevy Cavalier, then veared and...
A 5-year old boy is dead after his father's car rolled backward as he worked on it. Joe Munoz with the Austin Police Department says the boy sustained severe head injuries and despite emergency surgery efforts died around 7 Sunday night. No charges have been filed against the...
A newspaper says that Texas Supreme Court Justice David Medina paid himself nearly $57,000 from his campaign funds for mileage reimbursement as he commuted between Houston and Austin, possibly violating state law. Medina, appointed to the high court in November 2004, paid...
An Army officer will stand trial in military court on charges of lying to investigators about when he last spoke with a soldier who disappeared during a training exercise and later died. Master Sgt. Terry Peggins was charged last fall with four counts of making false official...