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With an estimated 1000 condominiums under construction downtown and another 3000 scheduled to be built, foot traffic on the Lake Lady Bird hike and bike trail is expected to increase. Town Lake Trail Foundation executive director Susan Rankin says that can be done by completing...
Police say a Plano mother twice threw her toddler over a second-story railing. Her lawyers are saying the woman is schizophrenic and took the same anti-psychotic drug prescribed to another Plano mother who cut off her baby's arms. The 22-month-old daughter of Padmaja Enjeti is...
Planners north of San Marcos have had to get creative with getting future residents to and from a new subdivision. The problem is getting into and out of the new Blanco Vista subdivision puts people in a low spot in the road. To get around that, San Marcos assistant engineering...
The Austin Parks and Recreation Department along with Austin Energy kick off the 2007 holiday season this evening with the lighting of the Zilker Tree. Victor Ovalle with the Parks and Rec department says Mayor Will Wynn and the winner of the city wide tree coloring contest will...
The House Speaker releases the last of this interim orders to committees. Among the committee charges, to study all aspects of the county appraisal process. The speaker says taxpayers in the deserve better accountability and transparency in the process of how their dollars are...
Experts are saying that U.S. schoolchildren aren't being taught some of the most basic environmental lessons. They call that a critical mistake a time of heightened concern over global warming and depleting ocean life. Watchdogs and teachers say the focus on such core academic...
Police in San Marcos got a surprise when they pulled over a driver for running a stop sign. They say they found two pounds of marijuana and more than $15,000 cash inside the car. According to police, 21-year-old Manuel Rodriguez of Houston was driving a 1997 Honda late Friday...
More than 97,000 HIV/AIDS cases reported since '81 State health officials say Texas has had more than 97,000 reported cases of HIV and AIDS since 1981. Saturday is World AIDS Day, an effort to increase awareness of the disease. Texas Department of State Health Services...
A Wisconsin man is waging war against Governor Rick Perry's office -- to get e-mails. Perry's office has a long-standing policy of deleting e-mails after seven days, going back to when George Bush was governor. Computer consultant John Washburn says the electronic records should...