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Georgetown police Sgt Jimmy Lewis Fennell, Junior has been released from the Williamson County Jail on $250,000.00 bond. Fennel has been indicted for three felonies and a misdemeanor charge, stemming from allegations he sexually assaulted a woman while on duty in October...
The state is now asking for average Texans and community leaders to get involved with planning the Trans-Texas corridor. TX-DOT says they want to know what people who live near the two route proposals have to say about them. TX-DOT's Randall Dillard says the idea is to give...
Local leaders looking are looking at commuter rail as a possible long-term remedy. It's getting attention in a transit working group, which will eventually report back to the Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Authority. The group is looking closely at commuter rail as a viable...
Mapping the future of Austin's high schools: AISD's Board of Trustees gets the blueprint tonight to turn around some of the city's most needy high schools. The report will details strategies to turn around the most seriously challenged of the nine schools, among them troubled...
Investigators think people living in a Rutland Drive apartment complex may have vital clues to a Saturday morning murder. The body of 31-year-old Fernando Santander was found in the parking lot of the Austin Commons about 5:30 Saturday morning. He had apparently been shot...
A group holds a vigil to continue to push to take the immigrants out of the T. Don Hutto detention center in Taylor. Jose Orta with the Taylor chapter of the league of says his group believes holding families in a former prison is not only is it in-humane, but it's costly. He...
Travis County Sheriff's detectives charge two more men in connection with the armed robbery of a gaming room near Mustang Ridge. Investigators charge 19-year-old Saul Chávez and 26-year-old Jose Alberto Guajardo-Garcia with aggravated robbery and aggravated kidnapping in the...
State Senator Kyle Janek authored the high school steroid testing bill and reacts to Major League Baseball's Mitchell report. Janek says so much of the discussion about high school steroid use stems from the fact that it's become an issue at the pro-sports level. Janek says...
The Texas Attorney General's Office has a reputation for aggressive oversight of nonprofits. But a newspaper reports that nonprofits here are unlikely to get investigated unless someone else brings a problem to the office's attention. The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports that so...