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A Western Hays County homeowner was shocked to find vandals had damaged her car because of her support for Barack Obama. The incident was first reported on the political web site Daily Kos . It happened when the woman was entertaining friends in western Hays County. She says she...
JA-TravCoClerkExtSign.jpg The first day of early voting in Texas was only a few hours old when the Travis County Clerk says a man tried to feed some voters a line of baloney at a south Austin early voting location. "He was asking voters 'ok, who are you supporting', and then if...
VOTE_LOGO.jpg Record numbers of Texans packed the polling locations from Houston to El Paso monday to start early voting for the Nov. 4 election. Early voting continues through Oct. 31. State officials reported no major voting problems, most counties chalked up delays to usual...
An investigation is underway to determine how a death row inmate got his hands on a cell phone to make more than 2,800 phone calls in the last 30 days, including several to state Senator John Whitmire of Houston. The Texas Department of Criminal Justice raided 29-year-old...
Williamson County Elections Administrator Rick Barron says recent claims circulated through e-mails that Democratic voters are not able to vote a "Straight Party" ticket on the electronic voting machines are not accurate. Barron says all voters can select the "Straight Party"...
The bus operator subsidiary to Capital Metro, StarTran, has selected a health plan for 2008 for contract employees. "In the dental area, they'll have orthodontics and more wellness plans available. Another aspect is that employees can go out of network, and that's a benefit that...
Listings that will be auctioned off in November are up 31 percent over last year, according to Addision-based Foreclosure Listing Service, Inc. Foreclosures could remain high for hte foreseeable future but not nearly as elevated as Nevada, California and Florida. In the Austin...
Thousands remain homeless weeks after Hurricane Ike lashed the Texas coast because of what the state calls a federal ``bureaucratic logjam'' slowing the delivery of temporary housing. Frustrated officials in areas flattened by Ike are also piling blame on the Federal Emergency...
Lawbreakers busted by police for small amounts of marijuana possession or for spray painting graffiti will likely be spared a trip to jail under a ``cite and release'' policy that Austin police plan to implement. By the end of the year, police Chief Art Acevedo wants to have a...