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Since 9-11 DPS cars have been parked at all entrances to the capitol grounds. New security changes at the Capitol will allow the removal of those DPS cars while still allowing lawmakers and employees onto the grounds to park. The Governor’s Spokeswoman Allison Castle says all...
The owner of the Broken Spoke in South Austin says he's selling about eight acres of nearby land to developers. James White says the land will be used in the construction of about 300 apartments, as well as retail stores, but he says the rustic dance hall itself won't change and...
A landscaper who contracts with the city of Georgetown says he supports a recent move towards the city requiring contractors to employ legal workers. Tom Hill with We Mow It says he also believes the proposal is “do-able.” Hill’s company has provided landscaping services for the...
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...