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Judge Kevin Madison has an alternative to teen drivers who come into his courtroom, a chance to put a bumper sticker on their car in lieu of a fine. He says the sticker has a 1-800 number and and identification number for the vehicle. He says anyone who sees the vehicle driving...
Now that's a Texas two-step. A flawlessly executed one at that. A week after earning Texas' first regular-season No. 1 ranking since 1984 by knocking off Oklahoma, Colt McCoy and the Longhorns used a stunning blend of dominating offense and defense in the first half to crush No...
State officials say a paperwork backlog could cause delays or hassles for recently registered Texas voters who try to cast ballots during the early voting period that begins Monday. Thousands of Texans who registered just before the October 6 deadline will likely find their...
Revelations that the Texas Youth Commission spent more than $1.26 million to lease empty prisons beds has key state lawmakers demanding the contract be canceled. The agency moved 18 teenage offenders Friday into the new lockup near Houston, which had sat empty for three months...
101708.jpg Austin's top law man says he plans to pull out all the stops to keep drunken drivers off the capital city's streets and highways. Police Chief Art Acevedo said Friday his department will press for search warrants in the event drivers pulled over and arrested for...
The Austin City Council this week passed a resolution instructing the City Manager to explore options for preserving the Lions Municipal Golf Course, including purchasing the land out-right from the University of Texas or offering city-owned land in exchange. However, the...
State Board of Education members have chosen six panelists to review a draft of new science curriculum standards for Texas public schools. The panel includes three critics of evolution. Three other members are veteran science professors from the University of Texas at Austin,...
Republican Sen. John Cornyn defended his record on children's health care insurance and said Democrat Rick Noriega and Texas legislators haven't done enough to get kids enrolled in government plans. Cornyn said in the candidates' televised debate tonight that 800,000 eligible...
Austin City Manager Marc Ott has asked city department heads to come up with a list of possible spending cuts. The reason, Ott said, is that there are signs the local economy is slowing down, and that could impact local sales tax revenues. “We could be looking at flat or even...