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A former Great Hills Baptist Church minister accused of sexually assaulting a 15-year-old boy has been sentenced. Jerry Carver was sentenced to a 90-day shock probation in prison, and then will report to jail. That's after he pleaded guilty last month to attempted sexual abuse...
A lawyer for a Texas Supreme Court justice whose arson-related indictment has been thrown out -- is working to have all public record of the case erased. But members of the now-dissolved grand jury in Houston who indicted Justice David Medina and his wife aren't ready to let go...
The City of Austin's Community Court is extending its hours to support the crackdown on alleged users of fake IDs. Court administrator Greg Toomey says the court is extending its hours tonight to support the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission's "Operation Fake Out." Toomey says...
The attorney representing fired Austin Police Sergeant Michael Olsen still wants to question the City Manager about the independent inquiry into last summer's Kevin Brown shooting. The Kroll Report into the fatal shooting came out a week before Olsen was fired for using...
Austin Police get a break, as they search for the man who robbed a Wachovia Bank branch on Airport Boulevard last week. The A-P-D's Charles Kleinert says a dye pack was included with the money allegedly taken by Charles Meredith. "The dye pack exploded," Kleinert says, "and that...
The huge research grant has been awarded to U-T Austin by the National Science Foundation. Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-TX), who announced the grant Wednesday, says "These NSF funds will help expand our understanding of science and technology..." Dr. Vitaly Shmatikov,...
The board of directors overseeing Austin's future commuter rail service get their first glimpse at the progress of rail testing today. Capital Metro's board gets updated on how the commuter rail testing has gone since it began on December 17th. Several changes have been made to...
City leaders in the Dallas suburb of Farmers Branch approved a new law expanding a ban on leasing apartments to illegal immigrants to home rentals as well. The Farmers Branch City Council voted unanimously last night in favor of the new ordinance requiring potential tenants to...
For the first time ever January is named Stalking Awareness Month in Texas. 25 years ago Laura Zarate was a stalking victim. Today she is working with victims of stalking. Back then Zarate was faced with personal encounters with her ex at her apartment and place of business. She...