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State Rep. Joe Driver, Chairman of the House Law Enforcement Committee says he has sent in the renewal for his concealed handgun license ahead it's expiration and is urging others to do the same. He is prompting the DPS to send out six month in advance notices to concealed...
For the first time since 2003, the Texas State Comptroller's Office has reported a decline in state-wide sales tax revenue when compared to the same month last year. "It's a further indication that while the Texas economy is still growing, it's growing slowly," said R. J...
U.T. Police respond when they get calls hundreds of people are running through campus and onto the "drag" in their underwear. The 5k Undie Run was organized by Weston Carls, who says everyone dropped their clothes at the start line and donated them to Austin's homless. The run...
SAN ANTONIO (AP) - A bishop's records taken from a polygamist sect in West Texas are helping untangle the spider-web network of family relationships. More than 460 children were removed last month from the Yearning For Zion ranch near Eldorado amid questions whether the...
County Judge Dan Gattis say the county can improve that stretch of roadway faster than the State. Because the State highway department does not have the money. Judge Gattis says the county along with Round Rock and Georgetown - need to make improvements to FM-1460 for a hosptial...
EL PASO, Texas (AP) - A U.S. soldier remains in jail in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, after he says he mistakenly drove across the Mexican border with firearms in his car. Specialist Richard Torres was carrying a small arsenal in his car: An AR-15 assault rifle, a .45-caliber handgun,...
Two suspects in a wild car chase through north Austin are behind bars. Austin Police say the federal officials were looking for 34-year-old Jeffrey Cook, who had a warrant for his arrest for trafficking in narcotics. APD officers stopped Cook’s car on IH-35 near Yager Lane on...
One member of the Austin city council thinks the city needs a special program to improve the quality of life for Hispanic residents. Council member Mike Martinez says the city launched a similar initiative for African-americans a few years ago, and now he wants to focus on the...
A federal prosecutor has been assigned to look for ways to help tackle problems associated with polygamy in Western states. U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid offered details in a letter this week to attorneys general in Utah and Arizona. Reid says requests for federal...