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Austin detectives are seeking to identify a man they say is involved in approximately $10,000 in gas thefts. Sgt Richard Stressing says the man has "hit" four Austin-area stations over the past few months. He says the man is able to open the gas pump with a master key...
Four Georgetown firefighters are in Galveston for the next week, to assist in fire-fighting and rescue duties on the hurricane-ravaged island. The firefighters brought food, water, tents and other supplies needed to be self-sufficient while in Galveston. Upon arrival, they found...
The Austin Fire Department’s first female, African-American firefighter is suing the department for discrimination. Nona Allen claims she was denied equal facilities at her fire station. The problem, says attorney Derrick Howard, was the lack of facilities in the women’s locker...
The first African-American female firefighter to ever serve Austin's fire department is now suing the leaders of the city's bravest, alleging discrimination. Attorney Derek Howard says Nona Allen was treated unfairly over the past year. "While the male firefighters were enjoying...
Car accidents are the leading cause of death for children between the ages of 3-14. Texans in Motion's Shelly Zapp says recent surveys her group has conducted show that nearly half of parents who drop their kids off at area schools, do not have them restrained properly. She says...
People whose beachfront homes were wrecked by Hurricane Ike may be barred from rebuilding under Texas law. If such homeowners lose their beachfront property -- they may get nothing in compensation from the state because of the 1959 Texas Open Beaches Act. It says the strip of...
Of course Hurricane Ike did lots of damage to the coast, no place worse than the Bolivar Peninsula. Few people have been on the peninsula since Hurricane Ike. Galveston County Health Authority Dr. Mark Guidry is one of them. "Overall there’s a great deal of destruction, most...
pets.gif The Austin Humane Society continues to house about 100 pets who belong to Gulf Coast residents staying in Austin shelters. The society's Lisa Starr says during the past week, they have sheltered up to 159 animals at one time. The number now hovers around 97. "We have a...
About two dozen students who would normally be attending Galveston schools right now are going to school in Austin. The Austin Independent School District has signed some students while they are evacuated to the capital city. "We've enrolled a little over 20 students in school...