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A federal study finds the Southwest has the lowest rate of health insurance coverage in the country. The report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention finds that 30 percent of non-elderly adults and 18 percent of children uninsured are uninsured in Arizona, New...
Texas still has some of the highest homeowners insurance rates in the country even after lawmakers passed homeowners insurance reform, designed to lower those rates and why? Insurance commissioner Mike Geeslin says there are several factors including the fact that Texas has a...
An austin woman faces a tougher penalty for hitting a police horse in the face than she does for hitting the mounted officer himself. 21 year old Corsha Beasley faces a second degree felony after detective James mason says she took off her shoe and hit police horse dusty near...
The former Georgetown police officer accused of kidnapping and sexual assault now faces a jury who could sentence him beyond the 2 life terms for the felony charges. outside the court house, the defendant’s attorney, bob Phillips, says the victim who remains annonymous recanted...
The Texas Department of Public Safety does not watnt to release the survveillance tape those shows a lone arsonist torching the Governor's Mansion June 8th. News Radio 590-KLBJ's Ryan Poppe reports. DPS officails cite protection of public property from terrorism as a reason to...
A manager at the Budget Lodge at IH-35 and Rundberg is accused of sexually assaulting two young boys, and Austin police are looking for other possible victims. Douglas Wayne Ward was arrested after one of the boys told an adult that he was attacked. Investigators believed Ward...
The Sunset Advisory Commission staff had already recommended major changes to the Department of Public Safety even before the security issues that allowed an arsonist to slip onto the Governor’s Mansion grounds a set it on fire but it was that incident that hung over a meeting...
The Texas Department of Public Safety is trying to keep secret the video surveillance tapes of the Governor's Mansion the day it burned. The DPS cites protection of public property from terrorism and says the tapes are exempt from disclosure. DPS wrote Texas Attorney General...
At this week's school board meeting, Austin teachers tell A-I-S-D board members they'd like to see more competitive salaries. They say because current salaries are so low, teachers leave for districts that pay more, or, they never apply in Austin. Linda Collins, a teacher with...