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An independent watchdog says the Texas Youth Commission has increased its reliance on solitary confinement for trouble-making inmates. Ombudsman Will Harrell says the commission has embraced the use of isolation as a form of punishment, despite promises of reform within the...
Conflicting testimony will make a Federal jury's job harder, as they determine whether the Eanes School District and a principal violated a child's civil rights. The allegations surround charges that a kindergarten-age girl inappropriately touched and kissed two other girls at...
U.S. Senator John Cornyn is taking a page from the State Comptroller’s office. He will introduce legislation next month that would mandate all federal spending be posted on a new website. That website would be easily searchable to anyone could see what the federal government is...
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...
Cedar Park uncovers it’s ‘top 10’ collision sites… They include Bell Boulevard (or 183) at Whitestone (or 1431), Lakeline Boulevard at 1431, North 183 at New Hope, 183 at Cypress and Cypress at Lakeline. Cedar Park Police officials say they do the annual study to help their...
Austin Police name a suspect in last August's death of a south Austin teen. Detectives charge Douglas Cubias with the shooting death of Jonathon Laughlin. The 16-year-old disappeared last August, only to be found dead in a south Austin field three days before his 17th birthday...
Jelynne Burley of San Antonio and Marc Ott of Fort Worth have been interviewed by the city council. Now, they’ll face the people of Austin at a meeting tonight at six o’clock at the Palmer Events Center. City council members say they want to see how the candidate interact with...
After nearly two hours of negotiating with a man holed up in a home near Braker Lane and Ptarmigan Cove Tuesday afternoon, Austin Police have arrested a man wanted on at least two felony warrants from Kendall County. Austin Police's SWAT team was called to a home just east of...
When drug enforcement agents swoop-in and make a drug bust they have the right to seize all property used in the commission of the crime. That's auctioned-off. and it's not pocket change. U.S. Marshal Randy Ely says they brought in close to 16-million dollars in drug related...