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Emergency crews determine that the substance in a letter to a government watchdog group was harmless. Haz-Mat teams from Austin Police and Austin Fire say they are 98 percent certain that the black powder contained in the letter to Texans for Fiscal Responsibility is safe. "So...
Senator Florence Shapiro says should pay the state the $2.3 million it owes. As Chair of the Senate Education Committee, Shapiro say if district officials in Wimberley fail to pay the state, they won't like what could happen. She says property could be taken away and given to a...
Neighborhood groups that pushed for extending the ban on panhandling to more parts of the city say the council should not wait for more information. Jim Edgeworth says that’s sending the wrong message. Edgeworth says there are too many panhandlers in his neighborhood and he’s...
The Williamson County Courthouse Rededication Ceremony will be held Saturday, December 8, starting at 11 a.m. There celebration marks the end of an $8 million dollar restoration project, paid for in part by the county and with the help of a grant from the Texas Historical...
Members of Austin’s homeless population say they’re relieved that the city council has dropped plans for a tougher ban on panhandling. Instead of new regulations to combat panhandling, the city council ordered a year-long study to get more information about the people soliciting...
Murder suspect Albert Segura has been captured in Cuidad Acuna Mexico. Hector Gomez with the U.S. Marshall's Office says they worked closely with Mexican law enforcement and apprehended Segura without incident, after getting tips from people who know Segura and may have helped...
Leander and Cedar Park Police are looking for a man they say caused a deadly hit and run crash. Detective Helen Garret says Carmelo Luna Gonzales caused the crash that killed 64 year old Cedar Park man Sager Burgan. She says Gonzales ran away from the scene at the North end of...
The Williamson County Attorney’s office says there may be more victims. Thirsty-four year old Leander man Monico Gonzales pleaded guilty and was sentenced today for Sexual Assault of a Child. District Judge Ken Anderson sentenced him to 40 years in prison. Gonzales will not be...
Texas A&M University system regents on Friday approved a contract buyout for embattled ex-football coach Dennis Franchione. It's worth up to 4.4 million dollars over three years. Franchione quit November 23rd after the Aggies beat Texas 38-30. He finished a mediocre 32-28 at...