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Originally Fire Chief J.J.Adame was given 45 days to improve his overall performance and convince city leaders he was the chief to lead the fire department into the future, that is according to a memo sent to Adame by Assistant City Manager Michael McDonald. Since that notice...
CRAWFORD, Texas (AP) - So you didn't get an invitation to Jenna Bush's wedding this weekend at the first family's ranch near Crawford? No worries. You can still celebrate Saturday's events with cake and punch at a souvenir shop in Crawford. You might even pick up a coffee mug or...
Katina Candrick, was stopped by Cedar Park Police on South Bell Road after a CVS pharmacist said she had just been in trying to pick up prescription drugs, posing as an employee of the Austin Diagnostic Clinic. Richard Speed was driving the gold Nissan Altima with paper plates...
Police are putting out a public call for help to find this man, 59-year-old Johnny Lee Piper. He was reported missing this afternoon from the downtown area. Police say he suffers from dementia and wandered away. He's only lived in the area for about two weeks. He's described as...
Hillary Rodham Clinton has eked out a narrow victory over Barack Obama in Indiana's Democratic primary. The tallies from 99 percent of the Indiana precincts show Clinton with 51 percent to Obama's 49 percent. That margin is a little more than 22,000 votes of the more than 1.2...
Neil Carmen with the Sierra Club says the Oak Grove and Sandy Creek plants, near Waco, are not doing enough to control mercury levels. He says they're making a bad situation worse. He says "Texas is the leading state in terms of mercury pollution, air pollution, from coal-fired...
One of the infamous ``Texas 7'' convicts who escaped from a state prison and killed a Dallas-area police officer while on the lam now has an execution date. A Dallas County assistant district attorney says Michael Rodriguez has been set for lethal injection Aug. 14. The 45-year-...
Hundreds of parents and teachers supporting Johnston High School in southeast Austin attended a meeting at the school's cafetorium Tuesday evening, out of concern that the facility could be closing sometime soon as directed by the state after critically-low grades on the TAKS (...
More bad news for an airline industry plagued with safety concerns and buckling under record fuel costs. U.S. Transportation Department data released today show that nearly 30 percent of the nation's domestic flights were late or canceled in March. It was the worst March on...