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Programs that certify more than half the new teachers in Texas each year would adopt stricter standards under a new proposal. Some school districts fear the proposed state requirements would deepen its struggle to fill classroom jobs. The new requirements would impose tighter...
The City of Georgetown's web master entered their site into a competition that includes other city's web sites with populations with of less than 75,000 people. Assistant Director Gretchen Pruett says the library staff and city web master worked hard to make the site interactive...
Austin Energy crews worked into the early hours this morning to restore power to their customers after storms rolled through yesterday afternoon. Ed Clark with Austin energy says workers had to travel to about a hundred different locations to make all of the repairs. Clark says...
Austin Fire fighters battle a blaze this morning at 5104 Saddleridge Cove in Great Hills. Palmer Buck with the Austin Fire Department says the blaze started on the deck in the backyard and worked it's way up into the attic. No one was home during when the fire broke out and no...
Police have found the charred remains of two suburban Houston children reported missing since Father's Day. Investigators say the remains of 7 year old Randy Sylvester Jr. and his 3 year old sister, Denim Sylvester, were found packed in a wooden chest and a suitcase and left in...
Concordia University is creating a new nursing school Officials say they will begin accepting students in their pre-nursing program this fall. Students will be able to enter into the Nursing Program in 2010, provided the school gets approval from the Texas Board of Nursing, and...
Austin police say they have found 13 year old Victoria Aleman safe and unharmed. She told her family just after 1 o'clock this morning that she was going to the family vehicle. After a short while, the family went looking for her and found the keys to the vehicle between the...
This comes after a turbulent year of disclosures of extravagant expenditures like luxury hotels and restaurants, board members and executives stepping down. Fifty-eight candidates vied for the 5 seats on the 17-member board. Of the more than 225,000 co-op members, 30,000 voted...
A cocker spaniel rescued from Hurricane Katrina and adopted by an Austin woman has been ordered to be returned to a New Orleans woman who said the dog was hers. Texas Third Court of Appeals Justice Diane Henson issued the ruling today. The Austin American-Statesman reported the...