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Believe it or not steps are already underway to rebuild the Governor’s Mansion, devastated by an arson fire early Sunday. Structural Engineer Gary Jaster says the work now is shoring up the inside of the mansion so it’s safe for people to go in a remove debris. "Our primary...
Three Round Rock Police officers have been cleared of criminal wrong-doing in the shooting of a naked man on April 1st. Bobby Lee Williams was shot and killed as police responded to a disturbance call on Ameswood Drive at Williams's half-sister's home. Officers said Williams was...
Austin assumes the title of 'Motorcycle Capital of the Southwest' for the next four days, thanks to the Republic of Texas Rally, at the Travis County Expositions Center, just east of Austin. CLICK TO WATCH KLBJ WEB VIDEO "Today begins the 14th annual Republic of Texas Biker...
HOUSTON (AP) - Exxon Mobil is getting out of the retail gasoline business, a market where profits have gotten tougher because of high crude oil prices. The world's largest publicly traded oil company said Thursday it will sell its 820-company owned stations and another 1,400...
The American Civil Liberties Union has filed a lawsuit against the Texas youth prison system over use of solitary confinement, strip searches and other practices at a lockup for girls in Brownwood. The lawsuit was filed Thursday in federal court in Austin on behalf of five girls...
Airport officials in Dallas plan to unveil body scanners at D-F-W tomorrow, but Jim Halbrook, spokesman for Austin's airport, says there are no plans to bring the security measure to Austin-Bergstrom. He says that shouldn't affect travelers leaving Austin, with connecting...
Officials with the state attorney general's office say consumers should be on the lookout for about a new, bogus check scam. Tom Kelley with the attorney general's office says the fake checks look like consumer refund checks issued following the A-G's settlement with E-M-O...
(AP) - Texas Secretary of State Phil Wilson today announced he's stepping down to pursue other opportunities. Then hours later, Luminant announced Wilson will join the power generation business as senior vice president of public affairs. Wilson's last day as the state's top...
Austin's bus system operator is set to raise the price of a bus ride and Capital Metro's Misty Whited says they're getting feedback from riders. She says that since the cost of gas keeps increasing, so does the number of passengers utilizing the buses. Whited says most riders...