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Jelynne Burley of San Antonio and Marc Ott of Fort Worth have been interviewed by the city council. Now, they’ll face the people of Austin at a meeting tonight at six o’clock at the Palmer Events Center. City council members say they want to see how the candidate interact with...
After nearly two hours of negotiating with a man holed up in a home near Braker Lane and Ptarmigan Cove Tuesday afternoon, Austin Police have arrested a man wanted on at least two felony warrants from Kendall County. Austin Police's SWAT team was called to a home just east of...
When drug enforcement agents swoop-in and make a drug bust they have the right to seize all property used in the commission of the crime. That's auctioned-off. and it's not pocket change. U.S. Marshal Randy Ely says they brought in close to 16-million dollars in drug related...
Governor Rick Perry says recommendations from the National Surface Transportation and Revenue Commission would take future transportation planning and funding in the wrong direction. The Commission recommends tripling the federal gasoline tax to 60 cents per gallon, at the same...
Conflicting testimony will make a Federal jury's job harder, as they determine whether the Eanes School District and a principal violated a child's civil rights. The allegations surround charges that a kindergarten-age girl inappropriately touched and kissed two other girls at...
U.S. Senator John Cornyn is taking a page from the State Comptroller’s office. He will introduce legislation next month that would mandate all federal spending be posted on a new website. That website would be easily searchable to anyone could see what the federal government is...
Senator John Whitmire says more money for prison guard is just the start to figuring out how to staff up our huge prison system. Whitmire says because many prisons are isolated it’s hard to find people to work at them. He says the state could get prison guards more money through...
Hutto city leaders rally opposition to a proposed electric transmission line that officials say would damage the city's economic development efforts. Oncor and the Lower Colorado River Authority want to route a 345-kilovolt transmission line through town. Hutto leaders want it...
Tests are complete on Waller Creek following last weeks oil spill downtown. The city's Lynn Lightsy says out of the original 4,000 gallons of oil that spilled from an old underground storage tank, only 5 gallons remain in the creek. The city is asking for anyone to come forward...