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Round Rock police say Kenneth Ray Jackson, 29, of Austin was pronounced dead at Round Rock Medical Center yesterday. Officers found him wedged beneath a car in a Walgreens parking lot at 799 Louis Henna Blvd. Winesses told police that Jackson was acting erratically before he...
Elementary math students might be pleased to see quiz answers at the end of each chapter in textbooks tentatively adopted for public schools next fall. But publishers have been ordered to fix the mistake. The answer key was supposed to be in the teacher edition only. It's just...
A Travis County Judge will rule in about a month whether developers can go ahead with plans to site a Wal-Mart at Northcross Mall. Two hours of closing arguments this morning wrap up the week-long trial brought by "Responsible Growth for Northcross." The neighborhood group...
There's little to be thankful for this Thanksgiving holiday when it comes to retail gasoline prices. The statewide average retail price of regular self-serve has reached its highest-ever November level. That's according to the weekly Triple-A Texas gas price survey released...
Taylor High School Principal Kimberly Mason and a teacher's aide were both injured Friday morning while trying to break up a fight in the cafeteria. Taylor Police Captain Don Georgens says two sisters started a shoving match with two other girls and the fight quickly grew out of...
An eight-year-old Honduran girl is left alone at an immigrant detention center in Williamson County. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials transferred the girl’s pregnant mother from the T Don Hutto Residential Center in Taylor to another facility in Laredo in...
A TV news anchor spends the night in jail, after she is arrested on a DWI charge. According to court records, an Austin Police officer started following an SUV driven by KXAN co-anchor Michelle Valles at 3rd and Lavaca after midnight this morning. The officer says Valles swerved...
Sheriff’s deputies from across the state gathered in Austin this morning to pay tribute to their colleagues who lost their lives in the line of duty. The Lost Lawman’s Memorial contains the names of 466 deputies who have been killed while serving the people of Texas dating back...
The off-campus bonfire organized by Texas A&M University students planned for Saturday has been postponed. That comes after the Robertson County Commissioner's Court decided to maintain the burn ban. The student website for the bonfire says that the court will re-evaluate...