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It was authorized by state legislators. Now, officials with the Texas Education Agency say a pilot program to screen 6th graders for heart problems could begin later this month. Suzanne Marchman with TEA says the vendor chosen to carry out the two-year pilot will make sure...
The Texas Attorney General’s office had released an opinion that veterans had to be U.S. citizens when they enlisted to qualify for the Hazelwood Act College Scholarship Program. After a court challenge filed by the Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund the Attorney...
The Austin Police Department has listed of the most popular places were people get drunk and drive home. The APD also reporting a record number of DWI arrests, with more 63-hundred in 2007. News Radio 590-KBLJ spoke to Larry Davis the owner of Oilcan Harry’s. He says “very...
Williamson County and Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority officials met Wednesday to discuss building a direct link between R.M.. 620 and the new S.H.. 45 toll way. The Mobility Authority's Mike Heiligenstein says the road that would pass through the Robinson Ranch, has...
The University of Texas is implementing a new program to curb excessive drinking. The Alcohol Medical Emergency Call for help or A-Mech program would allow students to call for help in an alcohol-related emergency without being punished. UT's goal is for students to call and not...
ACLU Attorney Rebecca Bernhardt says Williamson County Commissioner’s Court Code of Conduct and Decorum should be re-considered. In October, KLBJ reported the Williamson County Commissioners Court had set up some new rules for people making public comments during meetings. The...
A 15-year-old girl is kidnapped in an H-E-B parking lot in north Austin and raped. It happened about 6:00 last Thursday night, when the girl got off a Capital Metro bus at Burnet Road and Koenig Lane. While in the parking lot, three African-American men tried to lure the girl...
Over 150 people were there as TX-DOT's series of meetings kicked off in Texarkana, the Northeastern most section of the controversial cross-state highway network. The state's Randall Dillard says what they call TTC-69, which follows the present-day U.S. 59, is an important leg...
Campaign records show Republican Governor Rick Perry kept raising sizable amounts of money in the last half of 2007, but Perry hasn't said whether he'll run for office again. The governor on Tuesday reported he raised 2.6 million dollars from July through December.He had a total...