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Officials with the Williamson County Regional Animal Shelter are cancelling a program that would have allowed the adoption of black dogs and cats for $25, a substantial discount over the normal adoption fee. The promotion, dubbed "Black is Beautiful", would have fallen during...
An Austin doctor says he's concerned about the increasing number of children being treated for near-drowning incidents. Dr. Pat Crocker, Chief of Emergency Medicine at Dell Children's Medical Center, says last year, from May 1st to June 10th, they treated three children for near...
A pet adoption promotion in Williamson County is stirring criticism from the Austin Chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. It's called "BlACK IS BEAUTIFUL WEEK". The county is offered pet adoptions for only 25-dollars. “Typically, black...
The home of a Texas judge who ordered the removal of hundreds of children from a polygamist ranch in West Texas is under police guard. The Deseret News in Salt Lake City reports in a copyright story today that the stepped-up security comes after Utah and Arizona authorities...
Texas Gov. Rick Perry says he's heartbroken over the burned Governor's Mansion and vowed the 152-year-old landmark will be rebuilt. "Whatever it costs, we will find the resources to do that,'' Perry said, speaking publicly for the first time since the fire destroyed much of the...
A Travis County District Judge rules that potentially incriminating statements made by a man accused of killing six people last year were obtained legally. Prosecutors plan to seek the death penalty against Paul Devoe, who is charged with capital murder in the death of 2 Travis...
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...