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State child welfare authorities have agreed to reunite 12 children from a West Texas polygamist sect with their parents until the state Supreme Court rules on the custody case. Teresa Kelly, a spokeswoman for the parents' lawyer, says Child Protective Services agreed to allow...
The City of Austin has announced that its costs related to a severe thunderstorm that swept through Central Austin earlier this month totaled more than $2 million. On May 15, a severe thunderstorm moved through the city dropping large hail and producing wind gusts of up to 60...
The city does not demand employees to quit smoking for health insurance benefits, so why are quit smoking programs costing taxpayers so much a year. Austin mayor Will Wynn started the fittest city program for all city employees last year, hoping that Austin would become the...
The State Board of Education has given preliminary approval to new English language arts curriculum standards. Final approval could come today in Austin. The panel rejected another proposal that was crafted by a working group of Texas teachers appointed by the board. If approved...
The Austin City Council has ordered a study of whether the city could move APD Headquarters from downtown Austin to a new sub-station planned for the city’s northeast side. The City Manager will make a report on the pros and cons of the idea to the Council in 90 days. “It’s just...
Investigators believe a man trying to syphon gasoline out of his own car triggered an explosion which left him with serious burns. Round Rock fire-fighters rushed to a home just outside the city limits when they got a call about an explosion. Battalion Chief John Dittman says...
A former Del Valle School Bus Driver is sentenced to four years in prison for online solicitation of a minor 56 year old Michael Schweitzer pleaded guilty to sending sexually explicit messages to someone he thought was a 13 year old girl. The recipient was actually an undercover...
First Red Light Camera Now Online Austin's first red light camera has been turned on and is now taking video and snapping photos of drivers who blow through the stop light at the northbound frontage road of Interstate 35 and E. 11th Street downtown. CLICK TO SEE VIDEO OF CAMERA...
The managers of a Kyle convenience store have been holding on to a large amount of cash they say was left behind by a serviceman last month. The owners of the Tex-Best Travel Center on I-35 in Kyle have now teamed up with the Kyle Police Department to track the man down so they...