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(Photo: Shutterstock by Everything Possible) The US Supreme Court has decided to hear a Texas appeal against a lower court decision that State House and Congressional maps are discriminatory. A Federal Court in San Antonio found that two Congressional districts and State House...
(KLBJ FILE PHOTO) FROM AUSTIN POLICE DEPARTMENT The Austin Police Department (APD) No Refusal Weekend DWI Initiative will resume today, Friday, January 12, 2018 and will last through Sunday, January 14, 2018. The initiative will operate from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. each day. The next...
(Photo: Shutterstock by Tonktiti) Governor Abbott orders the Texas Education Agency to come up with the framework of a plan to deal with problems with the state's special education system. A U.S. Department of Education report says the state may have violated federal law by not...
(Photo: Shutterstock by Juli Hansen) Texas U.S. Senator Ted Cruz is co-sponsoring legislation that would make more information available on the use of non-immigrant work visas. He says those visas are used by human traffickers to hide what they’re doing. There will not be...
(Photo: Shutterstock by Padu-foto) The Texas Supreme Court will have to decide if local disposable bag bans are legal under current Texas law. The court heard arguments from Attorney Dale Wainwright who called Laredo's ordinance a reasonable response to a huge problem. A lawyer...
(image courtesy CPPD) We're learning more about the fatal crash in Cedar Park yesterday that claimed 2 kids' lives. Cedar Park Police say they got multiple calls around 3:45 of an injury accident near the Wal-Mart at Walton Way and Whitestone Blvd. A 2008 Dodge Ram Pickup...
(Photo:APD/PIO) The Austin Police Department, Region 1, Property Crimes Detectives are seeking the public’s assistance in locating a suspect wanted for Theft, State Jail Felony. On October 28, 2017, the victim saw an ad on Craigslist for an RV for sale. She contacted the suspect...
(Photo: Shutterstock by trekandshoot) An Austin lawmaker is calling for employment verification in any immigration reform package Congress comes up with. Congressman Lamar Smith says E-Verify should be included because it's shown to be popular and it works. "E-Verify is the most...
(Photo: Shutterstock by Prostock Studio) Jason's Deli is the latest company dealing with the theft of customer's credit card information. The company says some of its customers' credit card information has been found on the dark web. Chief Branding Officer Jamie Cohen said they...