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A Federal Grant Program called Operation Prism has Austin Police tracking down over hundred sex offenders a week. APD Sgt. Greg Moss says the idea is to make sure the 11-hundred sex offenders living in the city are keeping the addresses they have registered current. Sgt. Moss...
20.7 is the average score for Texas students on the act exam. It’s the third year in a row Texas scores have gone up. The Texas Education Agency’s Debbie Ratcliff says there was improvement in every section of the test. "Our math scores went up .4, our English scores went up .3...
In commissioner’s court on Tuesday, county commissioners approved an effective tax rate of 46 cents as compared to 2007 which was at 48 cents. The county’s tax auditor, David Flores, submitted his report to commissioners. “Our tax rate which we tax on presently which is .489 to...
Members of the Lone Star Fugitive Task Force tracked down 48-year-old Cornelius Robinson on Tuesday, putting an end to his flight from justice. Robinson had been convicted on several charges in connection with a long-running mortgage fraud operation, but failed to show up for...
People who live within several blocks of Montopolis & Riverside packed into a room at a cultural events center near Oltorf & Burleson Tuesday night to ask Austin Police about enforcement in their area. One neighbor, who approached Chief Art Acevedo as he walked into the...
Riding behind an old school bus isn't the best place to be. It's not so good being inside one of them either, says the Texas PTA's Ellen Arnold. "The quality of the air inside the cabin of the bus is actually poorer than the quality of the air around the bus." The PTA and Texas...
An Austin disability organization wants movie-goers to boycott a film that it says portrays people with disabilities in a bad light. The movie, "Tropic Thunder", is a comedy...but Suzanne Shepherd, a board member with the Down Syndrome Association of Central Texas, says the...
Published reports say the Texas Rangers are looking into at least 20 abuse cases and 50 bigamy cases involving the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and its Yearning for Zion Ranch. DPS Spokeswoman Tela Mange can’t confirm the exact number, but says "we...
A state lawmaker says he has a plan that would raise the pay of Texas classroom teachers to the national average. Kelly Fero, chief strategist for State Representative Hubert Vo of Houston, says the plan proposed by Vo would change the way legislative retirement benefits are...