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The Austin Police Department is right now trying to figure out how one of their veteran K-9 unit officers, Daniel Eveleth, parted with his gun at the Slaughter Creek Metro Park Monday morning. The Glock handgun was discovered by a group of mothers and kindergarten-aged students...
State officials don't have to release video surveillance tapes of the Governor's Mansion from the day it burned -- because of the ongoing criminal investigation. That’s the ruling from the Texas attorney general's office. Fire investigators suspect arson in the June 8th blaze...
Texas school districts will have to pay 100 million dollars in teacher benefits as a result of a two-year-old state-mandated pay raise. That's the ruling of state Attorney General Greg Abbott. The Republican's opinion ends a battle between the state and school districts over who...
A California veteran has gone to the Texas Ethics Commission with complaints against 10 state lawmakers and 15 judges. Dave Palmer, who lives in Folsom, Calif., said he began investigating judicial misconduct in 1995 based on personal experience in Ohio. He said he invests much...
The Texas Department of Public Safety says more than 52,000 people in the state have submitted an application for a first-time concealed handgun license or renewal since the beginning of the year. That's an almost 5 percent increase over the first six months of 2007. But, there'...
Austin’s city manager says his staff let him down on the morning of the fire at the Governor’s mansion. Marc Ott says there was a system in place for staffers to let him know about major events in the city.Ott says the head of the city’s public information should have notified...
Texas border coalition chairman and eagle pass mayor chad foster foster says a fence along the texas/mexico border isn’t needed, but the federal government is still moving forward with getting it built by the end of the year.Foster says what we are doing now, more boots on the...
A SWARM OF BEES ATTACKS TWO PARAMEDICS AND TWO PEOPLE STOPPING TO HELP AFTER A BAD ACCIDENT ON FM-1326 NEAR ROUND ROCK'S LA-FRONTERA LAST NIGHTTEXAS STATE POLICE TROOPER ROBBIE BARRERA SAYS THE DRIVER LOST CONTROL ON 1325 NEAR THE TRAVIS/WILCO LINE AND PLOWED INTO A BURROWED...
Four people, including two paramedics responding to a one-car crash on FM 1325, Burnet Road, just south of Round Rock's La Frontera shopping area, find themselves fighting off a swarm of angry bees Monday night. "The driver lost control of the car, flipped and hit a hive of bees...