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Police in San Marcos are looking for four suspects who robbed the Planet K store and some of the store's customers at gun-point. "We had four suspects enter the store wearing masks on their face. Three of them were armed with handguns and demanded money and property from the...
TxTagSigns-183a-lighttraffic.jpg The group in charge of the 183-A toll road in Williamson County wants permission from the Austin area's transportation planning group to use some extra toll fees to back-up its financing for a proposed toll road for U.S. 290 east between U.S. 183...
Mayor-Thriller.jpg Austin Mayor Will Wynn turned the clock back to 1983 on Wednesday as he joined several dancers in recreating a scene from Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” video. While the Mayor is a fan of country music, he broke out his best moves to promote an attempt later...
UTtower2.JPG Two UT students are told to take down signs supporting Barak Obama from their dorm room window or else. University Attorney Jeff Graves says the rule has been on the book for years limiting signs that disrupt the esthetics of campus, but cousins Connor and Blake...
t-boone-pickens.jpg Oilman T. Boone Pickens continues his national campaign to sell his energy independence plan. Today, a town hall in Austin, one of many T. Boone Pickens has held so far in his energy independence campaign that is similar to a political campaign. So why is he...
alcohol.jpg A new study by the Perryman Group finds communities that vote to allow alcohol sales can expect millions of dollars in increased economic activity. Becoming "wet" adds hundres of jobs and a steady source of tax revenue. The city of Georgetown voted to go wet four...
Do you know anything about the judges you vote for? If you are like most people probably not. In fact not only do most people know very little about the judges on the ballot, some folks just skip voting in those races all together. Texans Against Lawsuit Abuse Board Member Mike...
Officials with an Austin hospital say the opening of a new clinic, at the site of the old Children's Hospital, allows them to treat more patients, but to do that will take more space and more staff. Bruce Broslat, Vice President and Chief Operating Officer with University...
Cycling's governing body has cleared Lance Armstrong to make his road race comeback in Australia in January. The International Cycling Union made an exception to its drug-testing rules for the seven-time Tour de France champion to return to the sport. Armstrong chose the Jan. 20...