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Austin Independent School District administrators have called a meeting , scheduled for Thursday evening to address overcrowding at Linder Elementary School . "2,000 new students per year and that's been the norm for the past five years. New students are coming in and we're...
Another black eye for Bastrop High School after one of their teachers is accused of having inappropriate contact with a student. Joey Chapman, the schools computer science teacher, has been placed on paid administrative leave after accusations came about his appropriate...
One year ago today, a gunman on the Virginia Tech campus in Blacksburg, Virginia, killed 27 students and 5 staff members, before turning a gun on himself. In 1966, Neal Spelce was on the U-T campus, reporting on the random shooting by Charles Whitman, for the radio station that...
Austin Police are on the lookout for a man they say robbed the Wachovia Bank branch in the 2300 block of South Congress. They're asking anyone who recognizes this man to contact the Robbery Tip Line at 974-5092. APD Detective James Mason says that along with this surveillance...
A Round Rock store clerk is arrested after investigators say he was scamming Texas scratch off winners. Investigators say twenty-two year old Zainulabdin Ali was checking the lottery tickets to see which ones were winners. He was able to do this, according to police, by peeling...
A Fort Hood Soldier killed in Iraq last week is being remembered in his hometown of Cedar park today. Services are being held for Specialist Matthew Morris at the Beck Funeral Home on Whitestone Blvd (FM 1431). Begriming at approximately 12:30, a funeral procession will start...
The steps of the historic Williamson County Courthouse are covered with shoes today. The over six hundred high heels, baby shoes, sandals and combat boots represent the victims of domestic violence and abuse who walked through the county justice system over the past year. The...
The "Save Our Springs" alliance declared bankruptcy last year after it lost a court battle with a developer and was ordered to pay attorney's fees. The judge hearing the bankruptcy case has denied the group's financial re-organization plan, but S.O.S will be allowed to continue...
A woman from a polygamist sect in West Texas says the way the state's treating the group's members and their children makes it seem like ``someone is trying to hurt'' them. A woman who only identified herself as Paula says she doesn't understand how authorities could take the...