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Austin police are still searching for a man they believe shot a woman in North Austin this weekend. The shooting took place in the 9000 block of Galewood. Officials say the woman was sent to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The suspect is only being described as...
State Farm Insurance does not have to refund consumers some $650 million in alleged overcharges while its dispute with Texas regulators over homeowner rates is reviewed. A state appeals court has ruled the insurer was denied its due process rights in a fight with the Texas...
Two Hays County teens turn themselves in after being accused of sexual assault. Eighteen year old Chad Miles was indicted for sexual assault and criminal conspiracy and seventeen year old Jesse Primeau was indicted as an adult for indecency with a child as well as criminal...
A panel of lawmakers is recommending a makeover for the Texas Department of Public Safety. The suggestion comes in a report by the Sunset Advisory Commission. It concluded the agency is poorly prepared to respond to terrorism and has a critical shortage of officers. Other...
The State Board of Education's debate on new English and reading standards has taken another rowdy turn. Board members approved a never-before-seen version which materialized less than an hour before the board was to take a final vote. After a wacky and terse debate on the new...
Turns out that new airline checked-bag fee wasn't the end of it. Airlines ratcheted up the pressure on fliers ahead of the holiday weekend, significantly raising ticket prices to offset the runaway cost of fuel. The three biggest carriers each boosted most domestic fares by up...
State child welfare officials have agreed to put 12 children from a polygamist sect's ranch back with their parents while the case moves on. Child Protective Services officials are appealing a court ruling that said their seizure of more than 440 children from the West Texas...
A Central Texas senior is being banned from wearing her U.S. Marine uniform at her high school graduation. Rachael James says she still may try to negotiate with Gatesville High School officials. But she plans to get her diploma May 30 no matter what, possibly wearing her...
A woman serving probation for buying an SUV used by the prison escapees known as the ``Texas 7'' in 2000 has been indicted by a federal grand jury on charges of illegally possessing guns. Patsy Gomez, 49, was indicted Wednesday. The indictment, which was unsealed Thursday, said...