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Dr. Dana Boehm pleaded guilty to at the Williamson County Justice Center today to stealing no less than $55,000 from a former business partner. Dr. Boehm served as the interim director for the Williamson County Regional Animal Shelter last year. District Attorney John Bradley...
Judge Mike Lynch ruled Tuesday to allow the re-testing on two shirts and several articles of clothing and materials allegedly used to bind and gag the victims, but warned any new evidence could still be excluded from trial if it shown to be tainted. Prosecutors say the evidence...
Get ready to pay more property taxes… Appraisers in Central Texas are upping your property taxes. The average home value is up 11 and a half percent in Travis County while appraisers in Austin upped property taxes 12 and a half percent. Home owners in Williamson county can...
A group of people walking their dogs on the hike and bike trail at Festival Beach Park make a grisly discovery in Lady Bird Lake Wednesday afternoon. "I was just walking Sadie, my dog, and I saw something moving and it started getting closer, and I could tell it was a man," says...
A State Trooper wins over $600,000 in a retaliation lawsuit filed against the Department of Public Safety and the team that covers Governor Perry. Sergeant Thomas Williams claims he was transferred off of the elite detail that covers Governor Perry and his family because he...
The "Sigma Alpha Epsilon" fraternity at U.T. will have to follow a strict "no-hazing" policy for the next five years, after university officials found they violated that rule in the Fall of 2006. University officials hope the five-year monitoring period will serve as a warning...
Austin Independent School District administrators have called a meeting , scheduled for Thursday evening to address overcrowding at Linder Elementary School . "2,000 new students per year and that's been the norm for the past five years. New students are coming in and we're...
Another black eye for Bastrop High School after one of their teachers is accused of having inappropriate contact with a student. Joey Chapman, the schools computer science teacher, has been placed on paid administrative leave after accusations came about his appropriate...
One year ago today, a gunman on the Virginia Tech campus in Blacksburg, Virginia, killed 27 students and 5 staff members, before turning a gun on himself. In 1966, Neal Spelce was on the U-T campus, reporting on the random shooting by Charles Whitman, for the radio station that...