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Has your child been a victim of cyberbully attack in Austin? How would you know? Officials at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention refer to it as electronic aggression. But most of us call it plain, old "cyberbullying". And there are a couple of new studies on how...
Police think they've stopped a string of armed robberies targeting liquor stores and cellular phone shops across Austin. An Austin Police patrol officer spots a car yesterday in southwest Austin that detectives think is linked to as many as six holdups since the end of October...
If you plan to use a credit card to do your holiday shopping, the president of the State Association of Retailers has some advice that could make your transactions safer. Ronnie Volkening with the Texas Retailers Association says hackers are constantly trying to get into credit...
Travis County and federal authorities are seeking the extradition of a former University of Texas student accused of being drunk when she caused a fatal car wreck eleven years ago. Evelyn Mezzich now lives in Lima, Peru. The 29-year-old faces a charge of intoxication...
University of Texas at Austin students raise a big noise this afternoon to protest a big rise in the cost of their education. A coalition of students band together to march from the UT West Mall to a meeting about next year's proposed tuition hike. The group's Tony McDonald says...
New electronic billboards could spring up on highways all over the state if transportation officials vote to change some long-standing rules. The Texas Department of Transportation is considering allowing advertisers to erect billboards with screens and can change by a few...
The Texas Third Court of Appeals issued its ruling in favor of the Williamson County Commissioners Court in the case of Constable Gary Griffin v. Williamson County Commissioners Court. County Attorney Jana Duty says the appeals judges found the commissioners did nothing wrong in...
Officials with a state agency that'll oversee the program that pays low-income drivers to turn in their old cars say that program didn't start from square one. Bob Wierzowiecki with the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality says the "Accelerated Vehicle-Retirement Program"...
An attorney already facing drug and fraud charges is now accused of forging the signatures of some Travis County judges to court documents. Round Rock-based lawyer Bruce Garrison faces three new forgery charges and two charges of tampering with government documents. Court papers...