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State regulators today approved a license for a Dallas-based company to dispose of Cold War-era radioactive waste at a site in Andrews County. The location is where the waste is now stored. Waste Control Specialists worked for four years to secure the license, which was approved...
Some members of the Austin City Council want the city to study the possibility of building a new headquarters for APD outside of the downtown area. Council Member Sheryl Cole says the department has outgrown its current headquarters at 8th and IH-35, and believes that site could...
The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality approves new rules for a computer recycling program that starts September 1. The program requires that manufacturers take back old machines from consumers who use them at home or for a home based business. It doesn't matter if you...
State Child Protective Services workers were called out to the 8-thousand block of Gessner Drive in north Austin when a property manager at the Chase Village Apartments found three children, ages 7, 3 and 2, living in filth and feces. CPS and Austin police were finally able to...
More than 250 teachers, faculty and staff saying goodbye for the final time on June 4 are treated to a going-away party at a south Austin hotel ballroom Tuesday evening. CLICK TO HEAR KLBJ'S JARROD ALLEN'S EXTENDED REPORT Carol Wilson, a fifth-grade teacher at Mills Elementary,...
The Texas Commission for Environmental Quality has another decision to make about an Andrews County radioactive waste storage facility today, whether to issue a new permit for the facility, deny the permit or order a hearing. Environmentalists claim the facility could...
About twenty Hutto residents took their concerns about a proposed electric transmission line to the Lower Colorado River Authority today. The massive line is a joint project between the LCRA's Transmission Services Corporation and Oncor Energy. Demonstrator Kurt Johnson, II says...
Today's 324-84 vote by Congress to allow a lawsuit against OPEC , the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries, sets up the ability for U.S. Antitrust-style court action to be taken. "It will work against, rather than for the interest of oil consumers. It's a wrong move,"...
The Senate Finance Committee hears a lot of numbers on how much the ongoing operation surrounding the raid on the Yearning for Zion Ranch is costing and all of those numbers are big. State officials estimate a monthly cost to take care of the children at 1.7 million dollars...