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Some people who live in Southwest Travis County are asking county commissioners to find a way to block a new billboard under construction along Highway 71. Commissioner Gerald Daugherty says he sympathizes with their complaints, but he's not sure what the county can do...
Austin's school leaders ask the state's top attorney to be a little more clear in a new law forcing the district to hand over sensitive personnel records. A new law forces Austin I.S.D and districts across Texas to make public the results of criminal background checks, in the...
Immediately upon arriving back in Austin from a European trip Governor Perry headed over to see for himself the devastation caused by an arsonist at the Governor’s Mansion. At one point it appeared the Governor put his hands behind his head in disbelief when he saw the...
Austin Police need some help in tracking down the two robbers pictured at left. Police say four men, described as Hispanic and in their 20s, said to be on surveillance tape in the process of holding up an east Austin store. Police say the Varidades de Mexico store on E...
It's a settlment between Austin Police Chief Art Acevedo and the California Highway Patrol. Before taking over Austin top cop job, Acevedo was a Commander with the C-H-P and in 2004 he blew the whistle on a pension-spiking plan that allowed officers past the mandatory retirement...
Interior photos of the burned Texas Governor's Mansion show scorched walls, a horribly burned ceiling and other extensive damage to the historic building. Governor Rick Perry's office today provided the photos of the fire damage, as the arson investigation continues. Officials...
WACO (AP) - The mother of a 12-year-old Waco boy accused of stabbing his 14-year-old friend to death says her son was attracted to the older boy and upset that his feelings were not reciprocated. Babette Wilkerson's son wore a baggy blue jail jumpsuit and could hardly see over...
HOUSTON (AP) - A medical examiner has ruled homicide in the death of a newborn whose 14-year-old mother delivered him in a Houston-area junior high school toilet, then tried to flush him. The Harris County Medical Examiner's Office says the April 2nd death at Cedar Bayou Junior...
Emily Palmer with the Texas Department of State Health Services says Texas is currently listing 56 cases of salmonella, since April. She says nine cases have been reported in the Austin area. "There are six cases in Hays County. There is one case in Travis and two in Williamson...