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Austin's public schools release its own report card on itself at tonight's AISD Board meeting. Schools Superintendent Pat Forgione formally releases the district's annual report to both the board and the public tonight. "You really see where we've set our priorities," the...
The "Air-Check Texas" program will begin accepting applications in Williamson county this week. Residents could qualify for up to 35-hundred dollars towards replacing their vehicle to help clean up the air in Central Texas. Several dealerships in Williamson county have already...
A former Texas Youth Commission guard has been indicted for allegedly sexually molesting a white female inmate. The guard, 30-year-old Jaime Segura, was arrested Friday and was being held on 55-thousand dollars bail. He faces two felony counts of indecency with a child and two...
After 15 years in the job, the guiding force for the group in charge of bringing toll roads to central Texas is stepping down. "It's time for me to try something new," says Michael Aulick, Executive Director of the Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Authority. "People know me as...
A former dean of the University of Texas LBJ School of Public Affairs has died. Elspeth Rostow died at home yesterday of a heart attack at age 90. Ann Rostow says her mother will be remembered by those whose lives she touched as an ``extraordinary educator'' and an articulate,...
It's been more than a year since infantryman Alejandro Albarran lost part of his right leg to a blast in Iraq. He still hasn't decided whether he'll stay in the Army. Whatever he does, the 20-year-old Army specialist won't be leaving life behind -- that's because his wife Janay...
Some U.T. Law Students have a chance to see how their research over Guantanamo Bay detainees is heard by the U.S. Supreme Court. Second year law student Kari Erickson helped compile the research and preparation for the oral arguments attacking claims the combatants can be held...
All the recent recalls have a lot of Texans worried about the safety of imported food. The state agriculture commissioner says there's a worry free solution in your own back yard. Commissioner Todd Staples told a homeland security conference many are joining the "Go Texan...
It was 25 years ago Texas re-opened it's death chamber. The Texas Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty officer Bob Van Steenburg says Texas again led the country in the number of executions in 2007, but the number of executions in 2007, but the number of people sentenced to...