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All the recent recalls have a lot of Texans worried about the safety of imported food. The state agriculture commissioner says there's a worry free solution in your own back yard. Commissioner Todd Staples told a homeland security conference many are joining the "Go Texan...
Investigators with the Travis County Sheriff's Department say a woman's body has been found off I-35 in San Marcos. Initially reports are that the deceased is Patricia Ann Smith, but a positive I-D has not been made. Smith is the mother of South Austin murder victim, twenty-two-...
COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) - The dean of Texas A&M's College of Agriculture and Life Sciences is now the sole finalist for the school presidency. Forty-eight-year-old Elsa Murano got the nod yesterday from the Texas A&M University System's board of regents. Murano is...
Round Rock Police need your help in tracking down a man suspected in a shooting. Police have made public a sketch of the man who the victim says pulled a gun on him near Ridgeview Middle School's soccer fields. Police say the 18-year-old was walking near the fields last Saturday...
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...
The University of Texas System Board of Regents is limiting potential tuition and fee increases at its nine academic campuses for the next two school years. A unanimous resolution adopted today caps it at 4.95 percent or $150 per semester, whichever is greater. It comes at a...
Hays County Narcotics Task Force Officers have busted a 26-year old man for felony possession of marijuana after discovering 281 marijuana plants growing in the upstairs of his home and three pounds of harvested high grade marijuana. Gilbert VanZandt is locked up afte a two...