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The heat is back on at the Williamson County Humane Society. The Williamson County Humane Society was largely without heat Friday, after old and faulty wiring caused the facility’s heater to blow out Thursday. Titus Runyan with "Titus Electric" heard about the shelter's plight...
Another Travis County prosecutor is in the running for the Democratic Party’s nominee for District Attorney. Mindy Montford, who has been with the DA’s office since 1999, is the fourth staffer to announce plans to campaign for the job that current DA Ronnie Earle will leave at...
Investigators believe two deaths near Cedar Park are the result of a murder-suicide. Detective John Foster with the Williamson County Sheriff's Office says they received a 9-1-1 call overnight from Jason Lytle claiming responsibility for killing a woman at a home on Shannon...
Doctors will study brain injuries among U.S. troops through a new 4.2 million dollar Department of Veterans Affairs program at the University of Texas. The Imaging Research Center at UT opened in January 2006 before talks with the VA had begun. The program will use UT's new...
Komail Khoja, President of the Pakistan Students Association at the University of Texas, says, like many in his country, he was shocked to learn that Pakistan's former prime minister, Benazir Bhutto, had been killed. Khoja says in spite of the news, he remains optimistic. He...
The assassination of former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto could have a major impact on efforts to bring more democracy to Pakistan, according to one UT professor who has written extensively on the history of Pakistan and India. "She was a symbol of democracy and of courage,"...
The Williamson County Judge has issued a burn ban until further notice. The ban prohibits burning, “any combustible material outside of an enclosure which serves to contain all flames and/or sparks, or orders such burning by others. The burn ban prohibits the burning of...
Engineers in charge of testing the passenger rail cars for Austin's future commuter rail service have decided to shelve their testing for about a week. Capital Metro says neighbors have complained about the noise from the train whistle in some neighborhoods. "We wouldn't have...
For decades, people going through jury selection and serving on a jury in Williamson County were paid $6 dollars a day. The Williamson County Commissioners court has raised that to $40 a day , a move mandated by a bill passed by the Texas Legislature. Jurors do have the option...