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The number of complaints to the department of agriculture about gas pumps keep going up, including a complaint filed by the commissioner himself.Agriculture commissioner todd staples was filling up about a week ago when he noticed something. so what did Staples do? Filed a...
The results of the statewide physical fitness assessment are in,and the Texas Education Agency says many kids in grade school appear to be healthier than those in high school.The TEA's Jeff Kloster says that's because mandatory, physical activity has been in effect at the...
The number of new homes being built in the greater Austin area was down again in the 2nd quarter but real estate analyst Mark Spraque says that has less to do with the fact that most new homes are built by national and international companies.Sprague says the Austin market is...
Hutto residents will have an adjustment in their water bill beginning this month.The city's Roe Gavlik says the billing cycle will divide the city into 4 regions that will determine the due date.She says the due will be the same every month, and residents will still be given 15...
Austin's police chief wants APD officers to be able take blood samples of drivers suspected of drunk driving. A local civil rights activist says that clearly violates the 4th Amendment. Jim Harrington, Director of the Texas Civil Rights Project, calls the idea "absurd,...
A woman who came to Texas to claim custody of her dog was arrested outside the Hays County Courthouse in San Marcos on an out-standing warrant for a Class A Misdemeanor Assault charge. Shalanda Augillard came to the courthouse today, after traveling from Louisiana, to claim her...
Homebound commuters in the Hill Country on Highway 71 ran into a detour at the Bee Creek Valley after a fuel tanker overturned on one of central Texas' most dangerous stretches of highway. "The 18-wheeler had a tanker full of motor fuel. In the process of flipping him over, the...
The state tested over 10,400 high school athletes for steroid use and only got back two positive results. Texas Education Agency Associate Commissioner Jeff Kloster says that is good news but not surprising either. "We went into this thing with the expectation we would have...
The building administrator of the Texas Governor's Mansion told security officials several months before a devastating fire there that security might have been inadequate. Notes obtained by the Houston Chronicle under the state Public Information Act show Ellen Read conveyed her...