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State officials are looking for land along Texas 130 to put a proposed office complex that would house up to 9,000 state employees. The Texas Facilities Commission addressed the issue withe the Senate Government Organization Committee on Monday. Executive Director Edward Johnson...
Plugerville Police arrest a man for stealing a steamroller from a near-by construction site. Ronald Howell JR told officers he had just left a local bar, was cold and simply needed a way to get home. Howell was pulled-over early Friday morning after officers saw him driving thru...
Texas isn’t getting the financial or physical help it needs to recover from Hurricane Ike. Senator Tommy Williams says FEMA simply isn’t coming through as promised. “It’ like their in a completely different world.” Kevin Hamby with the State Department of Housing and Community...
Capital Metro staff spent a lot more time than usual during Monday afternoon's meeting outlining their plans to cover staffing shortages during what could be a work stoppage after Friday. The bus system may be operating with limited service capacity, as limited as 47%, once...
Austin Police are devoting more resources to fighting crime along East Riverside Drive after a murder this weekend outside the La Rumba Disco nightclub. It was the second time this year someone had been killed at that address. A man was stabbed at that location in July. Figures...
Officials with St. David's Medical Center say the T-I-A (transient ischemic attack) Center for Stroke Prevention will treat patients who have a mini-stroke. Dr. Kent Ellington, Director of the Stroke Center at St. David's, says the symptoms of a mini-stroke, are the same as...
Former APD officer Scott Lando goes before a judge in a pre-trial hearing. Lando is facing charges of soliciting prostitution, delivery of a controlled substance, misuse of official information and aggravated assault by a public servant. Prosecutors say he hired a prostitute...
For years, the Better Business Bureau has warned of phony e-mails. Now it has a new reason to issue that warning again. We all have gotten e-mails asking for personal information and a lot of those e-mails are fake, just people hoping to steal your personal information. That...
Austin-area schools are participating in a 22-year tradition known as Red Ribbon Week. Travis County Underage Drinking Prevention Program Director Gloria Souhami says the number of middle school students who are drinking is on the decline, and programs like hers help encourage...