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College tuition is going up in Texas. Again. The University of Texas System Board of Regents Wednesday approved increases for the two-year period starting next fall at the system's nine academic campuses. The increased fees vary from less than five percent per year at UT Austin...
Austin fire fighters were called out a major house fire in 16-hundred block of Palma Plaza near West Lynn Street. Fire crews could see flames shooting well into the early morning sky. Lt. David Belknap with Austin Fire says investigators determined the blaze begin in the attic...
The Austin Police are asking for your help in catching a man who attacked a girl on the city's Southeast side. A 14 year old girl says a man in a dark colored 4-door car was approached her in the 5700-block of Lark Creek Drive. The girl told police the man attacked her when she...
The city operates separate police forces for the airport and the parks department, plus the city marshals office. An audit showed that combining those departments with APD would drive up costs and could create organizational challenges…but Austin Police Chief Art Acevedo says...
Austin Police are looking for the driver of a late-model Chevy 4x4 after a Sunday morning incident on Fourth and Colorado downtown, where an officer was injured after a traffic stop. It happened around two in the morning on Sunday as the result of a disturbance call. "On the...
Kids skipping class and being marked truant brought Austin municipal court to Reagan High School for three court sessions last night. Austin Police Sergeant Jimmy Diaz says it's a way to get the point across to high school kids to stay in school and out of gangs and other...
Twenty-two-year-old Paul Anthony Scales, Jr. pleaded guilty to the aggravated robbery and aggravated kidnapping of seventy-two-year-old Lillian Scales today at the Williamson County Justice Center. Fox told police that on May 31, 2007, after doing some morning gardening in her...
Michael Denson has pleaded guilty to endangering a child. A Williamson Counjty District Judge accepted a plea deal sentence of 1 year in state jail. All three of Denson’s children tested positive for methamphetamine in November, and police reports indicate Denson himself was...
A jury in Galveston today sentenced a father to 25 years in prison for severely burning his infant daughter in a microwave. Twenty-year-old Joshua Mauldin also was fined $10,000. The jury rejected Mauldin's claims he was insane when he stuffed his then-two-month-old daughter,...