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Beginning today, and going through Labor Day, the Travis County Sheriff's Office is putting more deputies on central Texas highways, looking for drunk drivers and speeders. The Sheriff's Department says DWI and speeding are the leading causes of fatal crashes in the central...
A big fire breaks out at a large condominium complex under construction in northwest Austin this afternoon. Austin Fire Department says the blaze broke out around 1:30 at the site near RM 2222 and Jester, just west of Loop 360. At one point, people on 2222 could see flames...
HOUSTON (AP) - Jurors say the wife of renowned pastor Joel Osteen did not assault a flight attendant who had claimed she was abused in an angry tirade. The civil jury reached the unanimous verdict after brief deliberations Thursday afternoon. Continental Airlines flight...
(AP) - The Texas Board of Criminal Justice today approved a contract that will allow inmates to use telephones on a prepaid and collect call basis. The move ends the last ban on state prisoner phone use in the nation. Kansas-based Embarq won the seven-year contract that will...
Top AISD officials joined students and teachers at the new East Side Memorial High School at the Johnston Campus to unveil the school’s new sign. AISD Trustees selected the new name for the campus earlier this week. “We listened to the testimony that we had at the school...
Members of the Texas Police Chiefs Association are calling for more federal funding to help cities along the Texas-Mexico border deal with a surge in crime related to increasingly violent drug gangs. Police in some border towns say they need extra manpower to deal with the...
News Radio 590 KLBJ has learned the name of the deputy involved in yesterday’s shooting is Mark Davis. Deputy Davis has been with the sheriff’s office since May of 2005. Prior to coming to Williamson County, Deputy Davis began his law enforcement career in 2000 with an out of...
San Marcos police are investigating an officer who stopped a car on the way to an emergency veterinary clinic, then kept the occupants waiting while their poodle died. Michael Gonzalez was allegedly driving 95 miles per hour when he and girlfriend Krystal Hernandez were stopped...
The state of Texas has agreed to pay $300,000 to a woman who alleged that it shut down her outdoor foster camp unfairly just to make a politician look good. Betty Lou Gaines is former director of the Woodside Trails Therapeutic Camp in Bastrop County. She accused former state...