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Round Rock Police need your help in tracking down a man suspected in a shooting. Police have made public a sketch of the man who the victim says pulled a gun on him near Ridgeview Middle School's soccer fields. Police say the 18-year-old was walking near the fields last Saturday...
Investigators with the Travis County Sheriff's Department say a woman's body has been found off I-35 in San Marcos. Initially reports are that the deceased is Patricia Ann Smith, but a positive I-D has not been made. Smith is the mother of South Austin murder victim, twenty-two-...
Hays County Narcotics Task Force Officers have busted a 26-year old man for felony possession of marijuana after discovering 281 marijuana plants growing in the upstairs of his home and three pounds of harvested high grade marijuana. Gilbert VanZandt is locked up afte a two...
Emergency crews determine that the substance in a letter to a government watchdog group was harmless. Haz-Mat teams from Austin Police and Austin Fire say they are 98 percent certain that the black powder contained in the letter to Texans for Fiscal Responsibility is safe. "So...
Senator Florence Shapiro says should pay the state the $2.3 million it owes. As Chair of the Senate Education Committee, Shapiro say if district officials in Wimberley fail to pay the state, they won't like what could happen. She says property could be taken away and given to a...
Neighborhood groups that pushed for extending the ban on panhandling to more parts of the city say the council should not wait for more information. Jim Edgeworth says that’s sending the wrong message. Edgeworth says there are too many panhandlers in his neighborhood and he’s...
The Williamson County Courthouse Rededication Ceremony will be held Saturday, December 8, starting at 11 a.m. There celebration marks the end of an $8 million dollar restoration project, paid for in part by the county and with the help of a grant from the Texas Historical...
Members of Austin’s homeless population say they’re relieved that the city council has dropped plans for a tougher ban on panhandling. Instead of new regulations to combat panhandling, the city council ordered a year-long study to get more information about the people soliciting...
Murder suspect Albert Segura has been captured in Cuidad Acuna Mexico. Hector Gomez with the U.S. Marshall's Office says they worked closely with Mexican law enforcement and apprehended Segura without incident, after getting tips from people who know Segura and may have helped...