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Oil prices may be falling on teh world markets, but you won't see a benefit at the gas pump anytime soon. It wasn't that long ago that gas supplies determined if the per gallon price went up. Valero Energy's Bill Day says that's not the case anymore. "Gasoline prices aren't high...
Officials in La Joya, Texas say the family of a child who may have been fatally crushed by an obese relative was investigated five times by Child Protective Services for allegations including physical violence and neglect. Investigators documented one allegation, agency...
Bluebonnets are starting to blossom. That heralds the arrival of the Texas spring and ushers in Texans' annual love affair with the famous wildflower. Andrea DeLong-Amaya is horticulture director at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center in Austin. She says relatively dry...
One of the oldest people in the world, Arbella Perkins Ewings, died today at a Dallas retirement home. She was 114. She celebrated her birthday March 13 with a proclamation from Mayor Tom Leppert, speeches by friends and family. She blew out all 114 candles on her birthday cake...
WASHINGTON (AP) - Check your cantaloupes. The FDA is telling people to throw out any cantaloupes from a Honduran company believed to be linked to a salmonella outbreak. Some 50 people across 16 states and nine people in Canada have fallen ill after eating the melons. There haven...
A man dressed as the Easter Bunny has been arrested for possibly injuring a child while taking pictures at Lakeline Mall. Austin Police say Friday afternoon, crowds of parents and children waiting in line for pictures with the man in a bunny suit witnessed the event. Police say...
Amber Rountree was arrested at her home in Buda yesterday, surrounded by file cabinets and computers full of information on other peoples identities along with mail and hundreds of blank checks that weren't hers. Hays County Sheriff Allen Bridges says Roundtree is facing...
A private jail firm is looking to build the area’s second immigrant holding center in Mustang Ridge near State Hwy 21 and U-S 183. The information comes from Creedmore Maha Water Supply General Manager Charles Laws, who has come under fire from area leaders this week for...
a search committee at the University of California has named Yudof as its top recommendation to take over as president of U.C. He’s been in the top job at the U.T. system since 2002, and was previously the president of the University of Minnesota. California regents still have...