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Local nonprofit Foundation Communities has opened Skyline Terrace. The efficiency apartment complex in South-West Austin is for low-income and homeless. Skyline Terrace is the third such complex to open in Austin. Austin Mayor Will Wynn participated in the grand opening ceremony...
ELDORADO(AP) - Texas troopers and deputies today surrounded the town square in Eldorado as a Schleicher Country grand jury opened its review of a polygamist sect. The group is accused of forcing underage girls into marriage and motherhood. Sect members have denied abuse...
An Austin public interest group says if you're like most Americans, you spent your economic stimulus check just like they did. Leah Wolf with the Texas Public Interest Research Group, TexPIRG, says "As prices have steadily climbed, Americans have really just been pouring that...
Starting next month, the Austin Police Department will begin using the CompStat program. The computer syste m will allow police to compile a daily database of reported crimes and track emerging trends or crime “hot spots”. “It’s basically an evolution. We do want to be...
A new poll from the non-profit Texas Lyceum Group shows a surprising amount of support for public transportation and a surprising lack of support for building a bunch of new roads, including toll roads. University of Texas at Austin Professor Daron Shaw was on of the pollsters...
The U.S. Supreme Court has struck down a Louisiana law that allows the execution of people convicted of a raping a child. The 5-4 ruling says the Louisiana law violates the Constitution's ban on cruel and unusual punishment. In his majority opinion, Justice Anthony Kennedy wrote...
A federal study finds the Southwest has the lowest rate of health insurance coverage in the country. The report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention finds that 30 percent of non-elderly adults and 18 percent of children uninsured are uninsured in Arizona, New...
Texas still has some of the highest homeowners insurance rates in the country even after lawmakers passed homeowners insurance reform, designed to lower those rates and why? Insurance commissioner Mike Geeslin says there are several factors including the fact that Texas has a...
An austin woman faces a tougher penalty for hitting a police horse in the face than she does for hitting the mounted officer himself. 21 year old Corsha Beasley faces a second degree felony after detective James mason says she took off her shoe and hit police horse dusty near...