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Billy Dan Carroll will have to come up with money for his own defense on numerous charges of sexual assault of a child. Carroll had told a judge he had no access to funds, which had been frozen by his former business partner and his wife, but the judge decided Carroll did not...
It hasn’t happened very often recently, especially surrounding the Trans-Texas Corridor project, but The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) is actually being praised for a decision it has made. The decision is to use existing roads to build out the TTC-69 project from...
Neighbors and human rights groups gathered Wednesday to remember Sophia King, a woman killed by an Austin Police officer in 2002. CLICK TO SEE VIDEO OF MEMORIAL "We need to have officers here in east Austin who have shown that they have not used deadly force and we need to pair...
The group in charge of Austin's bus and future train operations want to increase fares you pay to ride. At the first in a series of three meetings Tuesday night at Leander's city hall, not a single resident or commuter showed up to ask questions, show support or protest the...
Officials with the Williamson County Regional Animal Shelter are cancelling a program that would have allowed the adoption of black dogs and cats for $25, a substantial discount over the normal adoption fee. The promotion, dubbed "Black is Beautiful", would have fallen during...
An Austin doctor says he's concerned about the increasing number of children being treated for near-drowning incidents. Dr. Pat Crocker, Chief of Emergency Medicine at Dell Children's Medical Center, says last year, from May 1st to June 10th, they treated three children for near...
A pet adoption promotion in Williamson County is stirring criticism from the Austin Chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. It's called "BlACK IS BEAUTIFUL WEEK". The county is offered pet adoptions for only 25-dollars. “Typically, black...
The home of a Texas judge who ordered the removal of hundreds of children from a polygamist ranch in West Texas is under police guard. The Deseret News in Salt Lake City reports in a copyright story today that the stepped-up security comes after Utah and Arizona authorities...
Texas Gov. Rick Perry says he's heartbroken over the burned Governor's Mansion and vowed the 152-year-old landmark will be rebuilt. "Whatever it costs, we will find the resources to do that,'' Perry said, speaking publicly for the first time since the fire destroyed much of the...