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A veteran national security expert says he was fired from overseeing safety at University of Texas research labs because the school didn't want to address problems he found. Harold ``Woody'' Davis says university officials and scientists resented what he found while in charge of...
Austin Police caught up with 20-year old David Clark on Friday, who they say shot another man at a Northeast Austin apartment complex Thursday afternoon. Police say the suspect was involved in a disturbance at the apartments earlier in the day. He later returned with a gun and...
A Texas judge has refused to sign an agreement ordering the return of polygamist children after attorneys for their parents objected to changes she sought. Texas District Judge Barbara Walther wanted to place additional restrictions on the parents and give state child protection...
McALLEN (AP) - Three former Texas Department of Transportation employees have pleaded guilty in federal court to soliciting and taking bribes. They could each face up to 10 years in prison and $250,000 fine. The U.S. Attorney's Office said former District Maintenance...
Austin school administrators plan to keep Johnston High and Pearch Middle schools open next school year, that is if the state will allow them to do that. But teachers and students would tightly focusing on improving their scores on the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (...
A former volunteer with an organization that helps abused or neglected kids is now facing multiple charges of sexual assault of a child. Austin Police say they’ve been able to identify more of the children and adults on videotapes found in the home of Billy Dan Carroll, who was...
Austin Police are looking for 26-year-old Rodolfo Villela Tovar in connection with the death of 27-year-old Deysi Gonzalez Hernandez. Her body was discovered inside a car in the parking lot of the Summer Wind Condominiums earlier this week. Police say her death was a murder, and...
SAN ANGELO(AP) - Texas authorities have collected DNA swabs from jailed polygamist sect leader Warren Jeffs for an ongoing criminal investigation. Jerry Strickland, a spokesman for the Texas Attorney General's Office, said the samples were taken Thursday at an Arizona jail where...
AARP delivers 20,000 petitions to Senator John Cornyn’s Austin office and Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison’s Dallas office urging a fix for Medicare. The most immediate concern is a 10 percent cut to what the government pays doctors to treat Medicare patients that takes effect at...