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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...
UNION CITY (AP) - Republican John McCain has rejected the endorsement of an influential Texas televangelist criticized for his anti-Catholic views. John Hagee, the Texas preacher, withdrew his endorsement at the same time. McCain issued a statement after audio surfaced in which...
Customers of Lower Colorado River Authority's West Travis County Regional Water System will be restricted to watering their lawns and landscapes twice a week, effective immediately. The mandatory schedule was approved by LCRA's Board of Directors and applies to approximately 7,...
Austin City Council Members approve a plan to stop using bottled water at City Hall. Council Member Lee Leffingwell admits the move is largely symbolic for now, but hopes other companies in Austin will take note of the city’s efforts. “We have to set an example. If we want to...
Oil industry executives can expect another rough reception when they go before a House panel this morning. Senators didn't mince words yesterday in blasting oil executives for rising prices and profits. Illinois Democrat Richard Durbin asked bluntly if there's a corporate...
The Attorney Generals office has created mandatory parenting classes for your young teens this fall. The new curriculum will includes issues like the legality of paternity, dealing with violent dating and how to secure child support. State officials want to teach teenage parents...
The president of Austin's ACLU Chapter and the head of the local women's shelter "Safe Place" testified to a joint rights commission about why immigration agents should not be permitted in the Travis County Jail. "It's a ridiculous waste of taxpayer's money," says the ACLU's...