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The Williamson County Courthouse Rededication Ceremony will be held Saturday, December 8, starting at 11 a.m. There celebration marks the end of an $8 million dollar restoration project, paid for in part by the county and with the help of a grant from the Texas Historical...
Members of Austin’s homeless population say they’re relieved that the city council has dropped plans for a tougher ban on panhandling. Instead of new regulations to combat panhandling, the city council ordered a year-long study to get more information about the people soliciting...
Murder suspect Albert Segura has been captured in Cuidad Acuna Mexico. Hector Gomez with the U.S. Marshall's Office says they worked closely with Mexican law enforcement and apprehended Segura without incident, after getting tips from people who know Segura and may have helped...
Leander and Cedar Park Police are looking for a man they say caused a deadly hit and run crash. Detective Helen Garret says Carmelo Luna Gonzales caused the crash that killed 64 year old Cedar Park man Sager Burgan. She says Gonzales ran away from the scene at the North end of...
The Williamson County Attorney’s office says there may be more victims. Thirsty-four year old Leander man Monico Gonzales pleaded guilty and was sentenced today for Sexual Assault of a Child. District Judge Ken Anderson sentenced him to 40 years in prison. Gonzales will not be...
Texas A&M University system regents on Friday approved a contract buyout for embattled ex-football coach Dennis Franchione. It's worth up to 4.4 million dollars over three years. Franchione quit November 23rd after the Aggies beat Texas 38-30. He finished a mediocre 32-28 at...
Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff is giving Texas property owners -- who don't want a border fence -- one last chance to allow access to their land. If not, then Chertoff plans to take court action against them -- to gain temporary access to the property. U.S. Senator...
District officials say an altercation earlier in the week between a group of Hispanic students and a group of Black students has prompted them to increase campus security today. The district's Donald Williams says students have said the altercation, which consisted of these two...
More information has been released today by the Williamson County District Attorney’s Office in a case against a Georgetown Police Officer charged with sexually assaulting a woman in his custody . Jimmy Lewis Fennell junior was indicted this week by the Williamson County Grand...