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A Fort Hood Soldier killed in Iraq last week is being remembered in his hometown of Cedar park today. Services are being held for Specialist Matthew Morris at the Beck Funeral Home on Whitestone Blvd (FM 1431). Begriming at approximately 12:30, a funeral procession will start...
A six-year member of the Austin Police Department as been stripped of his badge by Chief Art Acevedo after what the police department calls a "lengthy internal affairs investigation" into the officer's relationship with two prostitutes. "This conduct is a clear breach of the...
Well over a hundred people who use Capital Metro's services for riders with disabilities packed into a lecture hall at the Criss Cole Rehabilitation Center near Lamar and Guadalupe Streets Tuesday evening. Most were protesting proposed service changes on the part of the agency...
By a 7-2 vote, the Supreme Court has upheld the way Kentucky carries out executions by lethal injection. The justices turned back a constitutional challenge to the procedures in place in Kentucky, which uses three drugs to sedate, paralyze and kill the condemned. Executions have...
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...
The most recent monthly data shows Austin’s sales tax revenues down about one-half of one percent from the same month one year ago. But overall this year, total sales tax collections are still up. But city budget officer greg canally says that while revenues are up three point...
DALLAS (AP) - More than 800 employees at Texas facilities for the mentally and developmentally disabled have been suspended or fired for abusing patients since fiscal year 2004. State records obtained by The Associated Press show the employees worked at 13 large facilities that...
Democratic state Rep. Borris Miles was indicted Monday on two deadly conduct charges after he allegedly brandished a gun and made threats upon crashing a business rival's holiday party last year. The freshman lawmaker, who lost his re-election bid in the March primary, faces up...