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Fifty-five-year-old Taylor man Anthony Lynn Falco was convicted of his tenth DWI today. After hearing evidence, Williamson County District Judge Burt Carnes, found Falco guilty and sentenced him to 60 years in prison. Round Rock Police provided some of the evidence against Falco...
News Radio 590-KLBJ will provide live coverage of the 31st Statesman 10K race in downtown Austin. Our live coverage begins before the race with running reporters and a cast of thousands at the finish line. Listen to News Radio 590-KLBJ on the air and on the web race day. Don't...
The Post office on Sam Bass Road in Round Rock will be re-named to honor a local soldier. Marine Cpl. Steven Patrick Gill died in Iraq in 2005 at the age of 24. Congressman John Carter worked to get the measure passed through Congress. The naming ceremony is scheduled for...
The city tells the head of Austin’s fire department to shape up or ship out. A letter sent to Austin’s Fire Department Chief, J.J. Adame earlier this week by assistant city manager Michael McDonald asks Adame to lessen his reliance on Chief of Staff Jim Evans and make it clear...
A new Texas-turnaround is expected to open within the next 15 months at the Interstate 35 and Ranch Road 620 interchange at Round Rock. "We've got a lot of people who use RR 620 as a major access to their jobs, homes, businesses and school. It's become a very crowded...
The Austin city council had been set to vote on whether to move forward with preparations for a new landfill on city-owned land in eastern Travis county, but Council Member Lee Leffingwell says that vote will be postponed while they consider alternative sites. Leffingwell says...
A convicted killer's lawyers today asked the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals to grant Rodney Reed a new trial over a 1996 rape and slaying. Defense attorney Morris Overstreet argued Reed has proclaimed his innocence ``since day one.'' Reed, who's black, faces execution over the...
The principal of Austin High School will resign at the end of the school year. Principal John Hudson faced a barrage of criticism from a group of influential parents, who didn't like his management style. Booster club member Rick Potter was one of the parents who sent a letter...
Officials with the Texas Department of Insurance say weather patterns on the coast can affect homeowners' costs anywhere in Texas. Jerry Hagins with TDI says as homeowners' rates along the coast increase, they "drive up the statewide average of homeowners' costs." Hagins says as...