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Channeling Ann Richards: Supporters invoke the spirit of the former Texas governor to boost Hillary Clinton's chances in next Tuesday's primary… The Clinton Campaign unveils videos they say speak for a million Texas women who are backing Clinton's presidential bid. "Emily's List...
Firefighters across West Texas today fought blazes that have burned about 22,000 acres. About 200 homes had to be evacuated in the Odessa area, but those residents were allowed to return by early evening. Odessa spokeswoman Andrea Goodson says the fire has burned about 5,000...
Officials with Austin Bergstrom International Airport say the City Council has decided to raise parking rates at the airport for the first time since the it opened in 1999. Airport spokesman Jim Halbrook says the "the daily maximum rate is changing, not the hourly rate." For...
A state agency is investigating the death of a two year old. Family and Protective Services Chris Van Dusen says the regulatory department of his agency is looking into why the little girl died after choking during lunch on Monday at A Mother's Choice Child Development &...
Following the choking death of a two-year-old today, authorities are investigating a Hutto day care. The Hutto police chief says that when emergency crews arrived at A Mother's Choice Day Care, Semaya Simon was conscious and breathing shallowly. The girl was taken to a hospital...
The gloves have come off in the Republican race for Williamson County Commissioner Pct 1. Running are Incumbent Commissioner Lisa Birkman and challenger Steve Laukhuf, the former publisher of the “Round Rock Leader”. At a candidate’s forum, hosted by the Greater Round Rock West...
Republican Presidential Candidate Senator John McCain will be in Austin on Friday. McCain will hold a town hall-style meeting with the employees of Dell Computers in Round Rock Friday morning. He is holding similar meetings through-out the state. This week he will also hold town...
Austin Police say a second man is being linked to this morning's death of a man who was found shot on East 6th Street. The A.P.D. is looking for the publics help after this second victim was found shot to death inside the Chief's Bar. Lieutenant Mark Sprangler says the first...
Known for being traditionally “red”, the Williamson County Early Voting totals show “blue” voters are coming out in full force. According to the numbers released by the County Election’s Officer on Monday, 8,641 voters have participated in the Democratic Primary during early...