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An Austin Grand Jury indicts two suspended University of Texas football players in connection with a south Austin robbery. Defensive tackle Andre Jones is indicted on four counts of Robbery, stemming from that July incident. Prosecutors allege Jones and former U-T defensive back...
Members of the Austin city council say it's time to update regulations passed 20 years ago to limit development along "Lady Bird Lake". The Town Lake Overlay prohibits high-rise development along parts of the lake, but in the past year there have been some new proposals for high...
How many mayors does it take to sell Texans on a light bulb? Well, five are trying. The mayors of Dallas, Houston, San Antonio, El Paso and Austin held a news conference today to push the use of compact fluorescent light bulbs. The leaders say such bulbs will save residents...
School officials with an Austin school for young women say they're educating their students about cyberbullying, a growing problem. Christine Carlucci with the Girls Empowerment Network says using technology to threatening kids gives the bully a place to hide. Carlucci says...
People who drive Toll Road 183-A will notice some changes beginning Monday morning. "Cedar Police have already been pulling people over, but they haven't actually been issuing citations for failure to pay a toll. Beginning Monday, they will be doing that," says Steve Pustelnyk,...
Not every schoolchild who flunks the state-required TAKS test has to repeat that grade. Last year, four out of five fifth-graders who failed got to go to sixth-grade, anyway. On paper, failing the standardized test is supposed to ensure a second year on a single grade level for...
At least eight people had their cars broken into this week at the La Frontera Shopping Center in Round Rock. Among the items stolen was a loaded Colt 45. Lakeside Apartments resident Lorraine Martinez says she thinks the hit was planned. Among the parking lots hit were those for...
The head of Austin's police union thinks yesterday's decision to fire APD Sergeant Michael Olsen may have violated his rights. Police Association President George Vanderhule has supported the process to review Olsen's actions the night Kevin Brown was killed, but he thinks that...
The Austin City Council is studying a proposal to let the Texas Department of Transportation connect to a database of people with outstanding warrants from the city’s municipal court. Council Member Mike Martinez says the state could block people on that list from registering...