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A boil water notice for San Marcos has been lifted after testing found no contamination. City officials at midday Friday lifted the boil water notice that took effect late Wednesday after a main was broken. Crews worked to repair the main in San Marcos, a city of about 35,000...
CRAWFORD(AP) - President Bush today flew home to Texas to spend about two weeks at his ranch near Crawford. Bush delayed the start of his Texas trip by one day as he monitored the upheaval in Russia. Bush, before leaving Washington this morning, accused Russia of ``bullying and...
Williamson County officials and the city of Hutto will open the city's first emergency medical station today. Six paramedics and a station leutenant will man the station, that will include an ambulance. It's located at the John H. Coats fire station number one at 501 Exchange...
The Texas Department of Criminal Justice Board approves a Kansas firm to put new phones inside Texas prisons. The new system will allow inmates with good disciplinary records to get up to 120 minutes of pre-paid time or collect calls per month. Prison Spokeswoman Michelle Lyons...
A second soldier in less than a month has been found dead at Fort Hood. 22 year old Private First Class Travis Edward Dowd was found in his room by fellow soldiers, how he died is yet to be released. Army officials did not rule out the possibility of foul play. Dowd's unit is...
When Governor Perry asked for a 50% reduction in ethanol production mandates for this year he said one reason for that was high corn prices caused by more corn going to ethanol production. He says those high prices were raising the price of food. The EPA turned down that request...
The T-M-A's Dr. Josie Williams says she's more than a little concerned about the shortage, especially when the topic involves primary care doctors. "Our primary care health care system is in jeopardy unless we pay significant attention to reform and appropriate reimbursement for...
Beginning today, and going through Labor Day, the Travis County Sheriff's Office is putting more deputies on central Texas highways, looking for drunk drivers and speeders. The Sheriff's Department says DWI and speeding are the leading causes of fatal crashes in the central...
A big fire breaks out at a large condominium complex under construction in northwest Austin this afternoon. Austin Fire Department says the blaze broke out around 1:30 at the site near RM 2222 and Jester, just west of Loop 360. At one point, people on 2222 could see flames...