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An Austin Police motorcycle officer was rushed to the hospital this morning after a wreck on I-35. The officer’s motorcycle and an SUV collided on I-35 south-bound just south of Rundberg. Both vehicles suffered minor damage, and officials say the officer’s injuries do not appear...
Eanes ISD had two commercials played during last weekend's football game between the Unversity of Texas and Colorado. Eanes spokeswoman Dale Whitaker says the commercials were aired in place of two spots promised to the district during a Fox Sports Network broadcast of the game...
Should you get a receipt when using an electronic voting machine? An Austin appeals court will consider that question today. The Texas Civil Rights Project filed a lawsuit back in 2006 challenging the state to mandate a printed confirmation of votes made on electronic voting...
Plans are in the works for a new LaBare nightclub in Austin. However, the club owners will first have to find a site suitable for the club featuring male exotic dancers. Their most recent proposal met with opposition at the city’s Zoning and Platting Commission. Austin’s...
The Williamson County Republican Party has launched its first commercial of the campaign season. The spot features the dash cam video recorded in a Liberty Hill Police officer’s patrol car of the DWI arrest of Democrat Greg Wyndham, who is running for the Pct 3 County...
The Williamson County Commissioners have voted down plans to video tape their meetings. The proposal was to use the cameras already mounted on the walls of the commissioners’ courtroom to produce a video that could be posted on the county’s website or on a local access cable...
Deputy U.S. Marshal Hector Gomez says 30-year-old David Chenu, an Austin area jazz musician and leader of the David Chenu Quartet, was arrested on the campus of Texas State University last night. "We received information from our task force office in San Antonio that Comal...
A campaign finance reform group pushes for changes in judicial campaign finance. Ever wonder where Texas Supreme Court Justices get their money to run for re-election. Texans For Public Justice’s Craig McDonald did so he studied campaign finance reports. “We show that their...
Advanced Micro Devices announced today that it'll spin off its factories into a new joint venture with investors in the Persian Gulf state of Abu Dhabi. The Silicon Valley-based computer chip maker says the move is aimed at dramatically cutting costs and better competing with...