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Austin Police have arrested a man on an outstanding felony fraud warrant from Florida. They believe he may have been conning people in Austin by pretending to be related to the late Frank Sinatra. Sgt. Richard Stressing says officers were alerted to 36-year-old Jonathan Roda...
Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott is on South Padre Island today to personally survey damage from Hurricane Dolly. He says every street on the island has one thing in common: the presence of a power truck. Abbott says there are also some signs that residents and businesses are...
Austin Energy will soon seek approval from the City Council for a 20-year, $2.3 billion contract to build a biomass plant in East Texas that would significantly boost the utility's renewable energy portfolio. The utility has a letter of intent with Nacogdoches Power LLC, which...
The Ledge Stone Group has proposed an estimated $162 million dollar project that would include 2 hotels, a conference center, an additional location for the Williamson County museum with a museum store, park and pond enhancements with a water splash pad and playground,...
The Austin City Council has voted to settle a civil suit filed by the family of a man arrested by an Austin police officer in 2006. The family of Joseph Cruz claimed Officer Gary Griffin used excessive force when he arrested Cruz in 2006. The police chief had placed Officer...
Lawmakers and former polygamist church members say a sect under investigation in Texas and elsewhere has denied women and children their basic rights. The accusations came at a hearing Thursday before the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee in Washington. The panel - requested by...
The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board has approved a plan that toughens the criteria for future recipients to receive state tuition grants to attend college. The committee's proposed changes, which must be approved by the Legislature first, call for students to score...
Last school year as mandated by the legislature the University Interscholastic League had ten thousand high school athletes tested for steroid use. It’s been known for weeks that only two tests were positive but now the rest of the results are in. UIL Athletic Coordinator Mark...
The fall in the price of crude oil is reflected with a drop in the average retail cost of gasoline in Texas this week. AAA Texas on Friday reported a 7-cent decline in gasoline prices, settling at an average $3.92 per gallon. Nationally, the average price for self-serve regular...