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84-year old Warneta Overton has been found. The wife of late Austin civil rights activist was found in a one-car accident South of San Antonio last night. Family and friends say she was left in her car Wednesday morning and must have gotten lost. They say she is a little...
The State Department says the passport files of the three presidential candidates - Barack Obama, Hillary Rodham Clinton and John McCain - have been breached. State Department spokesman Sean McCormack says the individual who accessed Obama's files also reviewed McCain's file...
The City Council pays 20-thousand dollars for a study on the effects of global warming by surveying 400 Austinites. It is all an effort for Austin's Climate Protection Plan, originally headed up by Mayor Will Wynn. Those surveyed were questioned about their attitudes about...
The Texas Department of State Health Services has finished its investigation of six gastrointestinal illnesses that occurred in the Bastrop area the first week of March. On March 7, after being notified of the six illnesses, DSHS issued a health alert advising anyone in the area...
Former gubernatorial candidate Carole Keeton Strayhorn says she's been getting nudges from supporters about running for Austin mayor in 2009. Her response, she tells the Austin-American Statesman is -- ``Never say never.'' She was elected Austin's first woman mayor 31 years ago...
The body of thirty-five-year-old Denise Morgan has been found by divers who were searching Gracie Cove in Lake Travis. According to emergency responder's, Morgan's husband called authorities last night at around 9:30 pm after he says she did not return to their Pace Bend park...
The State Board of Education says there's no time for Hispanic experts to weigh in on new reading and writing curriculum standards proposed for Texas public schools. Hispanics make up 47 percent of public school students in the state. Board members who turned down the request...
All members of the Austin City Council and several other local elected officials are calling for the resignation of Charles Laws from his position as the General Manager of the Creedmoor-Maha Water Supply Corporation. They're upset over an item that had been posted on the...
The city of Round Rock could soon partner with Nolan Ryan's Round Rock Baseball to build a new special events center. City Manager Jim Nuse says the city sent out RFI, or Requests for Information, to several companies, looking to see who would be interested in build a center in...