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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...
Williamson County District Judge Burt Carnes has rejected a plea deal put forward by the attorney representing former Georgetown Police Officer Jimmy Lewis Fennell, Junior. The former Sgt. was accused of sexually assaulting a woman while on duty. The deal presented to the court...
After a two year controversy and a court battle with neighbors over the possible Walmart Supercenter going in at Northcross Mall, the retail giant announces a dramatic change in it's plans. It's shrinking the store from over 200,000 sq feet to just 99,000 sq feet. Originally the...
A husband and wife accused of running a prostitution operation in several northwest Austin apartments have been arrested Carl Benton Clark and Yuzhi Jia are both facing charges of aggravated promotion of prostitution and are also being investigated for possible human trafficking...
Austin man Billy Dan Carroll appeared in court today for a pre-trial hearing on whether or not he qualifies for a court appointed attorney. In a previous hearing on the same subject, Travis County District Judge Melissa Goodwin ordered Carrollto produce several of his financial...
Governor Rick Perry says the Governor’s Mansion is secure now as far as staffing. He isn’t sure if the problems with the camera system have been fixed, or if the cameras that were simply turned off the night of the mansion fire have been turned back on. The Governor says what...
Dr. Gary Rose with the Medical Institute for Sexual Health in Austin says there's an epidemic of sexually transmitted infections. He says "There will be about 20 million infections this year, with about half of those occurring in young people." Dr. Rose says many of those...
Former Longhorn and Chicago bear Cedric Benson has been ordered to install an ignition interlock breathalyzer in his car. A Travis County Court at Law Judge is also ordering Benson to undergo alcohol counseling courses as a condition of his bail. Benson faces multiple alcohol-...