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Police charge a north Austin man under provisions of a new law with tougher penalties for suspected child abusers. 45-year-old Uriel Marin is charged with Continuing Sexual Abuse of a Child, which went on the books last fall. "The victim alleges that on two separate occasions...
The toughest questions at a Senate hearing on transportation funding will likely be about the timing of TXDOT’s announcement that it was running out of new construction money and would have to shift resources into maintenance only. Lt Governor David Dewhurst wonders why there...
Austin Mayor Will Wynn and other members of the City Council spent part of Tuesday volunteering at O. Henry Middle School as part of an AISD mentoring program. Hundreds of city employees donate a few hours of their time each week to help kids in the Study Group Program, which...
Tevin Park-Flowers His name was Tevin Park-Flowers. He was found in the gym at the N-Y-O-S Charter School last Wednesday. He died two days later, and Austin Police still have no answers as to how or why. In a letter released late this afternoon, his family says Tevin was an...
Environmental groups have been concerned about the future of the Christmas Mountains in West Texas ever since the General Land Office announced it would take bids from private investors to buy the land last year. The private investors would have to preserve the land under the...
The changes agreed to by the Texas Youth Commission are part of a settlement of a lawsuit filed last week by the Justice Department over alleged abuse at the Evins Regional Juvenile Center in Edinburg. The lawsuit cited accusations of staff member assaults and violence among...
A Round Rock mom convicted of sexual assault of a child has been on the stand all afternoon in Williamson County, as part of a jury trial that will decide if she should maintain parental rights over her two small children. Forty-two-year old Phil Rian convicted in August on...
Big questions about DNA evidence and the death penalty as four candidates trying for the Travis county district attorney's office field questions at an east side restaurant. The four candidates facing off before the march fourth primary are first assistant DA Rosemary Lehmberg,...
The School Land Board has rejected two private bids to buy more than 9,000 acres of rugged West Texas state land. The private bids came from Michael and Ramona Craddock of Dallas, and Southwestern Holdings Inc. Those bids also would have allowed hunting, which is prohibited on...