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One of the candidates in the runoff for a seat on the Ausitn city council is facing complaints from some long-time east Austin residents. Ora Mae Houston says some expensive new condos being built in her neighborhood are driving up property values and making it more difficult...
The Austin city council today will vote on spending more money on land for a new water treatment plant. The city bought land back in the 1980’s for a plant to process water taken from lake travis, but environmental concerns eventually forced the city scrap plans for that site...
The other school in Austin considered for possible closure by the state is Pearce Middle School. Pearce was on the state's short list of schools statewide to consider for closure and will not be shut down this summer. However, Commissioner Robert Scott is laying out some...
Cedar Park Police Captain, Jeff Hays, says police reports say Kenneth Holder was highly intoxicated when they arrived and that he was trying to give the dog a bath. Hays says Holder was forcibly holding down the dog and that is when the dog ended up biting him. He says Holder...
Officers Lonnie Cannon and Greg Cortez will not be patroling Austin's streets this summer. The police chief has pulled the two officers from their patrols after an Internal Affairs investigation into former Officer Scott Lando's alleged improprieties. CLICK TO SEE VIDEO OF CHIEF...
Texas health officials have issued a warning about certain types of tomatoes as they continue to investigate a Salmonella outbreak. As they work to determine the source, health officials are advising people with increased risk of infection, including infants, the elderly and...
Texas Education Commissioner Robert Scott has notified the Austin School District he is ordering the closure of Johnston High School, effective the 2008-2009 school year. CLICK TO SEE VIDEO OF THE ANNOUNCEMENT According to Superintendent Pat Forgione, a plan had already been...
Austin Police are asking anyone who has seen 85-year-old Howard E. Butler today to call 9-1-1. He was last seen driving a green 1999 Buick Park Avenue outside of Converse, TX today around 9:00am. Police say Butler has been diagnosed with Chronic Dementia and appeared to be...
All but a few dozen children -- of hundreds removed from a West Texas polygamist compound -- are with their parents today. The roughly 430 children taken from the ranch in April were allowed to leave foster care after the Texas Supreme Court ruled the state overreached by taking...