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(Credit: Shutterstock) Robert Benjamin Franks, 39, of San Marcos was convicted today of Continuous Sexual Abuse, Aggravated Sexual Assault of a Child, and Indecency with a Child, arising from a pattern of sexual abuse against two separate children committed over a period of...
(Credit: City of Kyle) The center well bearing system at the Kyle Waste Water Treatment Plant 1 suffered a significant component failure on Sunday. The bearing system is the main part of the clarification process at the facility, which houses two circular plants. Plant 2 is...
(Photo:Shutterstock/ChiccoDodiFC) A Dobie Middle School teacher is being charged with having an improper relationship with a student, and of the continuous sexual abuse of a young child. The School's principal, Jesse De La Huerta says in a letter sent out to parents, (COPY OF...
(Photo:shutterstock/RoschetzkyProductions) Some of Austin's more unique and classic Austin shops either expanding their operations or forced to find new spots due to rising costs at their old locations are finding new spots about town. After getting the boot from their storied...
Effective Dec. 1, 2017, the operational hours for the downtown location of the Austin Municipal Court, 700 E. 7th St., will change. The court will still remain open 12 hours most days, with extended hours on Thursday. The new hours for this location will change to 7 a.m. to 7 p...
A $10,000 bond has been set for a 23-year-old Austin man jailed on a charge of attempted assault on a peace officer after arrest records show he punched a police officer as authorities were on the side of a highway trying to move a disabled vehicle. Documents show Southern...
Average retail gasoline prices in Austin have fallen 1.9 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.22/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 830 gas outlets in Austin. This compares with the national average that has fallen 3.9 cents per gallon in the last...
The University of Texas Board of Regents meets this afternoon. One of the biggest items on the agenda has to do with the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston. Chancellor Bill McRaven is expected to discuss recommendations concerning a proposed TMC-3 collaborative...
Police are looking for any witnesses to come forward following a pair of incidents that occurred in the West Campus area. A man groped a female student early yesterday morning, and later that evening another woman was flashed by what UTPD is describing as a white man in his 20's...