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The heat is back on at the Williamson County Humane Society. The Williamson County Humane Society was largely without heat Friday, after old and faulty wiring caused the facility’s heater to blow out Thursday. Titus Runyan with "Titus Electric" heard about the shelter's plight...
Another Travis County prosecutor is in the running for the Democratic Party’s nominee for District Attorney. Mindy Montford, who has been with the DA’s office since 1999, is the fourth staffer to announce plans to campaign for the job that current DA Ronnie Earle will leave at...
Investigators believe two deaths near Cedar Park are the result of a murder-suicide. Detective John Foster with the Williamson County Sheriff's Office says they received a 9-1-1 call overnight from Jason Lytle claiming responsibility for killing a woman at a home on Shannon...
Doctors will study brain injuries among U.S. troops through a new 4.2 million dollar Department of Veterans Affairs program at the University of Texas. The Imaging Research Center at UT opened in January 2006 before talks with the VA had begun. The program will use UT's new...
Komail Khoja, President of the Pakistan Students Association at the University of Texas, says, like many in his country, he was shocked to learn that Pakistan's former prime minister, Benazir Bhutto, had been killed. Khoja says in spite of the news, he remains optimistic. He...
Retail gasoline prices across Texas rose one penny this week to reach an average $2.86 per gallon. The AAA Texas survey results, released Friday, indicated the upward price follows three weeks of declines. The association says the cost of gasoline in metro areas of Texas is 67...
From strip clubs to classrooms and from Africa to the highways crisscrossing Texas, January 1st brings the start of several new laws and programs in the Lone Star State. - Admission to strip clubs gets pricier - $5 to be exact, with the money going to help sexual assault victims...
Suddenlink and KXAN parent company LIN-TV are continuing negotiations through-out the weekend, working to hammer out a new contract. The current agreement ends at 12:01AM December 31st. Suddenlink spokesperson Pete Abel says the company is pushing for an extension of the...
The Williamson County Judge has issued a burn ban until further notice. The ban prohibits burning, “any combustible material outside of an enclosure which serves to contain all flames and/or sparks, or orders such burning by others. The burn ban prohibits the burning of...