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If you plan to use a credit card to do your holiday shopping, the president of the State Association of Retailers has some advice that could make your transactions safer. Ronnie Volkening with the Texas Retailers Association says hackers are constantly trying to get into credit...
Travis County and federal authorities are seeking the extradition of a former University of Texas student accused of being drunk when she caused a fatal car wreck eleven years ago. Evelyn Mezzich now lives in Lima, Peru. The 29-year-old faces a charge of intoxication...
University of Texas at Austin students raise a big noise this afternoon to protest a big rise in the cost of their education. A coalition of students band together to march from the UT West Mall to a meeting about next year's proposed tuition hike. The group's Tony McDonald says...
New electronic billboards could spring up on highways all over the state if transportation officials vote to change some long-standing rules. The Texas Department of Transportation is considering allowing advertisers to erect billboards with screens and can change by a few...
The Texas Third Court of Appeals issued its ruling in favor of the Williamson County Commissioners Court in the case of Constable Gary Griffin v. Williamson County Commissioners Court. County Attorney Jana Duty says the appeals judges found the commissioners did nothing wrong in...
A day after Travis County investigators file charges against a Round Rock lawyer, he's formally indicted on those charges. The indictments by the Travis County Grand Jury against attorney Bruce Garrison include three counts of document tampering, for allegedly trying to defraud...
Police say this man forced his way into a woman’s apartment in south Austin earlier this month and tried to attack her. But the attack was thwarted by the woman’s dog, who police say came to her rescue and took a bite out of the intruder. The man ran away and is still on the...
Austin Police Chief Art Acevedo has indefinitely suspended Sgt. Michael Olsen for his use of force during the fatal shooting of Kevin Brown. Sgt. Olsen had said he thought Brown was reaching for a gun in his waist-band as he ran from officers after he was stopped outside Chester...
The top Texas health official says more than half of the state's children eligible for the Children's Health Insurance Program or Medicaid aren't enrolled. Albert Hawkins is the state's executive commissioner for Health and Human Services. He says more than 850,000 of the 1{...