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A jury in Tyler today convicted an organizer of an East Texas swinger's club - involving children. Then jurors decided on life in prison for 29-year-old Shauntel Mayo of Tyler. She must serve a minimum 25 years before being eligible for parole. Mayo was found guilty on charges...
State Rep. Joe Driver, Chairman of the House Law Enforcement Committee says he has sent in the renewal for his concealed handgun license ahead it's expiration and is urging others to do the same. He is prompting the DPS to send out six month in advance notices to concealed...
For the first time since 2003, the Texas State Comptroller's Office has reported a decline in state-wide sales tax revenue when compared to the same month last year. "It's a further indication that while the Texas economy is still growing, it's growing slowly," said R. J...
U.T. Police respond when they get calls hundreds of people are running through campus and onto the "drag" in their underwear. The 5k Undie Run was organized by Weston Carls, who says everyone dropped their clothes at the start line and donated them to Austin's homless. The run...
SAN ANTONIO (AP) - A bishop's records taken from a polygamist sect in West Texas are helping untangle the spider-web network of family relationships. More than 460 children were removed last month from the Yearning For Zion ranch near Eldorado amid questions whether the...
Jesse Castillo is represtning the owners of the dancing hotspot, like he did in 2006 when the club was in danger of losing its liquor license. Castillo says the basis for an upcoming hearng are complaints filed by the Austin Police Department claim too many of the patrons are...
Michigan Democratic leaders have settled on a plan for seating a delegation at this summer's convention that would give presidential candidate Hillary Clinton 69 delegates and Barack Obama 59. Clinton won the January 15th Michigan primary even though her name was the only one on...
Two suspects in a wild car chase through north Austin are behind bars. Austin Police say the federal officials were looking for 34-year-old Jeffrey Cook, who had a warrant for his arrest for trafficking in narcotics. APD officers stopped Cook’s car on IH-35 near Yager Lane on...
One member of the Austin city council thinks the city needs a special program to improve the quality of life for Hispanic residents. Council member Mike Martinez says the city launched a similar initiative for African-americans a few years ago, and now he wants to focus on the...