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Senator John Whitmire says more money for prison guard is just the start to figuring out how to staff up our huge prison system. Whitmire says because many prisons are isolated it’s hard to find people to work at them. He says the state could get prison guards more money through...
Hutto city leaders rally opposition to a proposed electric transmission line that officials say would damage the city's economic development efforts. Oncor and the Lower Colorado River Authority want to route a 345-kilovolt transmission line through town. Hutto leaders want it...
Tests are complete on Waller Creek following last weeks oil spill downtown. The city's Lynn Lightsy says out of the original 4,000 gallons of oil that spilled from an old underground storage tank, only 5 gallons remain in the creek. The city is asking for anyone to come forward...
The bill for the legal fight over a new Wal-Mart at Northcross Mall is going up. The Austin City Council had set aside just over 400-thousand dollars for lawyers to handle the city's defense against a lawsuit filed by "Responsible Growth For Northcross". That defense was...
The biggest construction project ever attempted in Texas comes under public debate beginning tomorrow. That's when state transportation officials head to Texarkana for the first of 11 townhall meetings on the Trans-Texas Corridor. That's a proposed 4,000-mile network of...
Austin school district voters could be asked as early as May for a $225-million bond package. That number could rise, if input from public hearings tomorrow and Wednesday nights call for additional items currently left off the proposal, like a new middle school in southeast...
Starting today, Austin Energy customers can subscribe to the Green Choice program. The utility's Ed Clark says they've secured additional energy from one of two Wind farms in West Texas. Clark says they'll get the same amount of energy from another wind farm next year. Clark...
The Texas inmate convicted of killing a State Trooper back in 1991 - could be a free man soon. David Madrigal convicted of shooting Carlos Ray Warren three times in the back after Warren approached his car in a rest area off Texas 71 in Southeast Travis County. Madrigal became...
Officials with the Texas Workforce Commission say nine universities will share grant funds to promote math and science in high schools and colleges. Ann Hatchitt with the TWC says the program is one of several that supports Governor Rick Perry's statewide, industry cluster...