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After a year-long investigation, Cedar Park Police say they have made an arrest for the burglary of the Camino al Cielo Church. The small church building on New Hope Road was broken into last June and vandalized. "They did create a tremendous amount of damage inside the church...
Texas spends more money on abstinence education programs than any state in the country. The debate rages on whether it's worth it. By spending $17 million last year, the state ran its total since 1982 to almost $117 million. Most of it was federal funding, but Texas also used $...
School officials in Austin aren't going to pay for this year's ``Rent.'' The Austin Independent School District halted $10,000 in planned assistance for what is expected to be the first licensed high school production of ``Rent'' in Texas. Officials were concerned by the content...
College students in Texas are pushing for legislation that grants the right to carry guns on campus in the wake of last year's massacre at Virginia Tech. Currently, Utah is the only state that specifically allows the carrying of concealed weapons at public universities. Colorado...
A man loses his life this morning after he crashes his car on I-35 near 7th Street this morning. The Austin Police Department's Richard Stressing says the man was driving erratically, ran off the road and flipped the car. Stressing says the man was dead on the scene. The...
The IRS in South Austin got a scare this weekend when they found a suspicious package in the building. Austin Police Sergeant Richard Stressing tells KLBJ a Hazardous Material team responded and took care of the situation. "They secured the passage and did their initial testing...
Three Americans freed after more than five years in the captivity of rebels in Colombia are giving their thanks and urging people to not forget other hostages who were left behind. ``We're going to go home now, we're going to rest, we're going to unwind for about a month and a...
World famous cardiovascular surgeon Dr. Michael DeBakey has died at the age of 99. The man who pioneered such now common procedures as coronary bypass surgery and invented a host of devices to help heart patients died last night at The Methodist Hospital in Houston. A joint...
In honor of the former first lady, Lady Bird Johnson, the Wildflower Center named in her honor in southwest Austin opened its doors free to the public Friday. "Here, we're doing research and working with native plants in ways that will mitigate climate change and protect our...