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Travis County prosecutors decide to seek the death penalty for accused mass murder Paul Devoe. The D.A.'s office informs Judge Brenda Kennedy and Devoe's lawyers that they will ask a jury to condemn Devoe to die for last August's shooting deaths of two teens in a Jonestown house...
People in charge of Austin's future commuter rail service say train testing is going better than expected. "Because we're ahead of schedule by two nights, it's possible that we could get that second car out very soon," says Adam Shaivitz, at Capital Metro. "It's possible that we...
A woman driving behind the large crane was hit by falling debris. A State crews is on the scene to take a close look at the bridge. About 9:50am today a large crane truck was driving south bound on I-35 when it struck the bridge. Large pieces of concrete crumbled down and hit at...
With several Austin non-profits losing part or all of their United Way funding, officials with the United Way explain their position. Capital Area United Way President David Balch (pictured) says he feels the sense of loss as deeply as the 21 local agencies affected by the board...
Leander Police have broadened the search for an illegal immigrant they believe caused the death of a Cedar Park man. A nation-wide warrant has been issued for Carmelo Luna Gonzales. In a previous statement, Detective Helen Garret said investigators believe Gonzales caused the...
Supporters of Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama have added his name to the March 4 Texas primary lineup. Former Dallas Mayor Ron Kirk and others who back Obama presented the senator's candidacy paperwork Wednesday at the Texas Democratic Party headquarters. Sen...
A transit study group formed under the umbrella of the Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization ("CAMPO") is taking a look at several options for expanding upon the Austin-area's potential for commuter rail. At a Monday meeting of CAMPO's Transit Working Group, led by...
Governor Rick Perry today named a former aide to President Bush as the new conservator of the troubled Texas Youth Commission. Richard Nedelkoff was a Texas criminal justice director under then-governor George W. Bush before serving as director of the Bureau of Justice...
The state's transportation department is offering incentives to drivers who have numerous violations from Texas' toll roads if they get paid by January 3, 2008. If they're not paid by January 3, the Texas Department of Transportation says they'll be subjected to stiff fines and...