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Austin Police say the Wachovia Bank branch in north Austin that was robbed this morning has been hit three times in just over a year, and the APD's Art Arevalo says it appears the suspect in today's robbery at Spicewood Springs and Mesa is a repeat customer… "Austin Police...
A group of real estate executives has some ideas on how to ease downtown Austin's troubles with parking and getting around. But one business group says they're spinning their wheels a little bit. The Real Estate Council of Austin calls for a 101-million dollar plan for a new...
Two Texas newspapers say when it comes to the sale of $50 scratch-off-game tickets, the Texas Lottery missed its mark. But Lottery officials disagree. The study by the Houston Chronicle and San Antonio Express-News concludes the Texas Lottery sells the most tickets for the...
Monday'S MySpace agreement outlining steps it will take to protect children from online sexual predators and bullies is signed by every state -- but Texas. Attorney General Greg Abbott says he's not endorsing the agreement because it takes no action to verify people's ages...
Senator John Whitmire says more money for prison guard is just the start to figuring out how to staff up our huge prison system. Whitmire says because many prisons are isolated it’s hard to find people to work at them. He says the state could get prison guards more money through...
A Democratic senator says the Bush administration has authority to rehire retired workers to reduce a backlog of immigration applications. The backlog is preventing thousands of people from becoming U.S. citizens in time to vote in November's elections. Senator Charles Schumer,a...
A man drives into power lines off of the Hwy 183 and dies in the one vehicle wreck. Cedar Park Police say Leander man Leroy Garcia was pronounced dead at the scene of this morning's accident Investigators are still trying to determine why Garcia left the road at the intersection...
Deadly gun battles in two Mexican border cities last week are causing jitters in their sister U.S. communities in the Lower Rio Grande Valley. They're just hoping that the brutal cross-border violence plaguing Nuevo Laredo, Mexico, for years hasn't spread across the downstream...
Authorities say a woman and four children died in a fire in Laredo that destroyed the mobile home where two families had been living for two weeks. A fire department spokesman says that three adults, an infant and two children under age four escaped the blaze yesterday morning...