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Investigators believe two deaths near Cedar Park are the result of a murder-suicide. Detective John Foster with the Williamson County Sheriff's Office says they received a 9-1-1 call overnight from Jason Lytle claiming responsibility for killing a woman at a home on Shannon...
Doctors will study brain injuries among U.S. troops through a new 4.2 million dollar Department of Veterans Affairs program at the University of Texas. The Imaging Research Center at UT opened in January 2006 before talks with the VA had begun. The program will use UT's new...
Komail Khoja, President of the Pakistan Students Association at the University of Texas, says, like many in his country, he was shocked to learn that Pakistan's former prime minister, Benazir Bhutto, had been killed. Khoja says in spite of the news, he remains optimistic. He...
Retail gasoline prices across Texas rose one penny this week to reach an average $2.86 per gallon. The AAA Texas survey results, released Friday, indicated the upward price follows three weeks of declines. The association says the cost of gasoline in metro areas of Texas is 67...
From strip clubs to classrooms and from Africa to the highways crisscrossing Texas, January 1st brings the start of several new laws and programs in the Lone Star State. - Admission to strip clubs gets pricier - $5 to be exact, with the money going to help sexual assault victims...
The Williamson County Judge has issued a burn ban until further notice. The ban prohibits burning, “any combustible material outside of an enclosure which serves to contain all flames and/or sparks, or orders such burning by others. The burn ban prohibits the burning of...
Engineers in charge of testing the passenger rail cars for Austin's future commuter rail service have decided to shelve their testing for about a week. Capital Metro says neighbors have complained about the noise from the train whistle in some neighborhoods. "We wouldn't have...
For decades, people going through jury selection and serving on a jury in Williamson County were paid $6 dollars a day. The Williamson County Commissioners court has raised that to $40 a day , a move mandated by a bill passed by the Texas Legislature. Jurors do have the option...
Austin Police make a second arrest in connection with the suspected murder of a 16-year-old boy. Detectives charge Raymond Antwon Bradshaw with evidence tampering today in the August death of Jonathon Laughlin. Laughlin's badly-decomposed body was found in south Austin three...