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A State Trooper wins over $600,000 in a retaliation lawsuit filed against the Department of Public Safety and the team that covers Governor Perry. Sergeant Thomas Williams claims he was transferred off of the elite detail that covers Governor Perry and his family because he...
The "Sigma Alpha Epsilon" fraternity at U.T. will have to follow a strict "no-hazing" policy for the next five years, after university officials found they violated that rule in the Fall of 2006. University officials hope the five-year monitoring period will serve as a warning...
Austin Independent School District administrators have called a meeting , scheduled for Thursday evening to address overcrowding at Linder Elementary School . "2,000 new students per year and that's been the norm for the past five years. New students are coming in and we're...
Another black eye for Bastrop High School after one of their teachers is accused of having inappropriate contact with a student. Joey Chapman, the schools computer science teacher, has been placed on paid administrative leave after accusations came about his appropriate...
One year ago today, a gunman on the Virginia Tech campus in Blacksburg, Virginia, killed 27 students and 5 staff members, before turning a gun on himself. In 1966, Neal Spelce was on the U-T campus, reporting on the random shooting by Charles Whitman, for the radio station that...
Austin Police are on the lookout for a man they say robbed the Wachovia Bank branch in the 2300 block of South Congress. They're asking anyone who recognizes this man to contact the Robbery Tip Line at 974-5092. APD Detective James Mason says that along with this surveillance...
A Round Rock store clerk is arrested after investigators say he was scamming Texas scratch off winners. Investigators say twenty-two year old Zainulabdin Ali was checking the lottery tickets to see which ones were winners. He was able to do this, according to police, by peeling...
A Fort Hood Soldier killed in Iraq last week is being remembered in his hometown of Cedar park today. Services are being held for Specialist Matthew Morris at the Beck Funeral Home on Whitestone Blvd (FM 1431). Begriming at approximately 12:30, a funeral procession will start...
A six-year member of the Austin Police Department as been stripped of his badge by Chief Art Acevedo after what the police department calls a "lengthy internal affairs investigation" into the officer's relationship with two prostitutes. "This conduct is a clear breach of the...