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Life has gotten very busy for Bubba Thornton, the head track and field coach at the University of Texas. He will be the mentor and trip guide for the U.S. Men's Track & Field team, in Beijing, China, next month. CLICK TO WATCH KLBJ WEB VIDEO "It's going to be different. I...
Leander officials say all outdoor water use is restricted. Residents are urged to minimize and monitor their usage until tomorrow evening. The city's engineer, Wayne Watts, says officials implemented the water restriction due to construction. The state's department of...
The former manager of the Budget Lodge on I-35 and Rundberg in Austin has been indicted by the Travis County Grand Jury on charges stemming from allegations he sexually molested two boys. Douglas Wayne Ward's attorney, Bill Hines, says his client will plead ‘not guilty’ to the...
A new report by the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund reveals that for the second straight year, Texas leads the nation when it comes to officer fatalities. The Memorial Fund's Craig Floyd says during the first six months of 2008, Texas had seven law enforcement...
A bill that overhauls the rules on secret government eavesdropping and grants immunity to the telecom companies that helped in the wake of 9/11 is headed to the President's desk. Congressman John Carter of Round Rock says he voted for the Fisa bill when it was in the house,...
What didn't seem economical two years ago, is now looking like a reality. Due to rocketing gas prices, the county's Fleet Manager, Mike Fox, says the county has implemented more earth friendly work policies. Fox says several departments have moved employees into smaller, more...
Austin Police are scrutinizing the holsters which house guns like the Glock model Officer Daniel Eveleth was wearing early Monday morning, when it became dislodged and wound up on a playground slide. CLICK TO WATCH KLBJ WEB VIDEO OF NEWS CONFERENCE AND DEMONSTRATION Police...
A man and woman are arrested after police say they left drugs and guns out in the open, where one of their 5 children could have gotten to them. A police affidavit says the couple's 8 year old daughter ran to neighbors house begging for help, saying her Father was beating up her...
33-year-old Enrique Ramirez has been charged in the stabbing of his girlfriend at the Fairway Village apartments in Southeast Austin. A chaotic scene erupted Wednesday when - 3 hours after the alleged crime - Ramirez came back to the scene. He had been hiding at a near-by gas...