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Governor Rick Perry signed legislation Thursday that restructures the state business tax to help pay for public schools and accompanies a major property tax cut. Eastland state House Republican Jim Keffer sponsored House Bill Three and joined the Republican governor for a bill-...
The Austin City Council will hold a public hearing Thursday night on which items should be in a city bond package this fall. Supporters of the “Mexic-Arte” Museum are asking the council to add five-million dollars to the package to pay for a new building. "We all know that the...
The leader of a gay rights group is concerned the U-S Senate Judiciary Committee has chosen to approve a gay marriage ban while so many other things are going on in America. "We've got so many other issues on the table with the Iraq War, with our economy, with the needs of our...
A pastor from California has come to Austin to speak to a congregation about "The Da Vinci Code." That controversial movie opens tomorrow and has some religious leaders urging parishioners not to see it. Doctor Mark Roberts tells KLBJ's Mark and Ed he can understand why. "I see...
A-I-S-D officials say Austin school kids continue keep pace with other Texas students on the TAKS test. The numbers, released Thursday afternoon, show Austin students passing at higher rates than three years ago. That's despite a slight drop among third and 11th graders and no...
AT&T crews are trying to get phones and DSL back on for people in central Austin. The phone company says a city contractor managed slice through three cables yesterday near I-35 and 53rd Street. "The impact is actually to fewer than a thousand customers," says AT&T...
A member of the Austin City Council has a plan to crack down on people who misuse handicapped parking tags. Councilmember Lee Leffingwell wants the City Council to consider using city marshals and parking officers to write tickets to people who improperly use other people's...
The woman named as the next Acting Chief of the Austin Police Department says there will be some changes at APD. Assistant Chief Cathy Ellison says some of those changes will involve policies for APD’s Internal Affairs division. Ellison says department officials have been...
The family of a former San Marcos Police officer killed in Iraq last week remember a dedicated father and career man. Less than six weeks after retiring from the force, the 56-year-old Mesa is a casualty of the Iraq War, dying in a roadside blast last week. His daughter, Lucy...