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The Texas education commissioner says he'll dismantle a property-wealthy school district if it doesn't make a legally required payment to the state by next week. Education Commissioner Robert Scott says he took an oath to uphold the laws of this state -- and the laws are very...
The CEO of Austin-based Freesscale Semiconductor, Inc. has announced his plans to step down. The board of the chip company will launch a search to replace Michel Mayer, who has been with the company since 2004, when it was a division of Motorola. He tells the Austin Business...
Both directions of I-35 in Round Rock are shut down as crews demolish a portion of the Hester’s Crossing Bridge the weekend. The Texas Department of Transportation’s Marcus Cooper says the portion effected is just north of the State Hwy 45 toll road. In addition, Cooper says the...
Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama has agreed to debate fellow candidate Hillary Clinton in Texas, sometime before the March 4th primary. The Obama campaign announced he'll debate, but gave no details on where or when in Texas. Some Clinton backers earlier criticized...
The Travis County Medical Examiner has ruled the death of Alan Wayne Huggins a homicide. The M.E. says Huggins had several head and neck injuries. His body was found in Shaffer Ben Park, southeast of Marble Falls. Burnet County sheriff's deputies and the Texas Rangers...
Part of the hearing for a fired Austin police officer will be carried live on cable T.V. The Austin city council passed a resolution last year calling for civil-service hearings to be carried on the city's cable T.V. channel. Council Member Sheryl Cole says it's important for...
A Williamson County jury has decided to terminate forty-two-year-old Phil Rian’s parental rights. Rian, who was convicted in August of having an affair with a sixteen-year-old boy, will now have no contact with her two young children. The twelve men and women deliberated for...
More testimony is being heard today about forty-two year old mom Phil Rian. The former Round Rock woman was convicted in August on three counts of sexual assault of a child, after a Williamson County Jury found her guilty of having an affair with a sixteen-year-old boy who lived...
Mitt Romney is putting a stop to his presidential campaign, saying he's doing so for the sake of his party and his country. That means that John McCain has effectively wrapped up the GOP nomination, even as the Democrats continue a hard-fought battle between Hillary Rodham...