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A plan to boost the economy is coming together. Congressional leaders have struck a deal with the White House that would give most taxpayers refunds of $600 to $1,200, and more if they have children. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says Congress will act on the agreement.
Three Texas Supreme Court justices now face travel-related ethics complaints filed by the watchdog group Texas Watch. Complaints filed today target Justices Nathan Hecht and David Medina. Texas Watch earlier this week filed a complaint, with the Texas Ethics Commission, about...
A number of organizations, including the League of Women Voters, AARP and LULAC express concern over a state House hearing on voter identification legislation that takes place tomorrow. LULAC attorney Luis Figueroa says having voters show an ID when casting a ballot isn't the...
Austin Police investigators spend two days and thousands of dollars in resources looking for the people suspected of kidnapping and raping a north Austin teenager to find it was a phony story. "It doesn't look like there's anything that happened," APD Child Abuse Sergeant...
The former Tennessee senator has quit the Republican presidential race after never breaking past a third-place finish in the early primary and caucus states. In a statement, Thompson says he hopes America and the Republican party benefitted from his presidential aspirations...
The Texas Board of Criminal Justice has approved rules governing use of telephones for state prisoners. Agency officials will draw up proposals for bids from companies hoping to land a contract to install and manage the phones. Here's more: -- In general, prisoners eligible to...
Investigators execute a search warrant at the V-F-W Hall on F-M 812, after getting tips about an illegal gambling operation. Roger Wade at the Sheriff's Office doesn't believe anyone was taken into custody. He says deputies did take motherboards from several machines. The search...
For the second time in as three weeks, a teenage girl walking in north Austin is forced into a car and sexually assaulted. This happened last night about six in the 8800 block of Glenn Lane in north Austin. "A 14-year-old female victim had left a relative's house, and was...
A year after his Austin murder trial started, the case of Colton Pitonyak is back in court this afternoon. A three-judge appeals panel in Austin hears arguments why they should overturn Pitonyak's conviction for murdering Jennifer Cave in 2005. Pitonyak lawyer Terrence Kirk says...