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Texas Legislature changes who investigates public corruption AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Legislature has approved a bill removing public corruption cases from a unit based in left-leaning Austin and tied to former Gov. Rick Perry's indictment last year. The House and Senate each...
AUSTIN -- As the water rises in Lake Travis from recent heavy rain, it's a matter of time before "Sometimes Island" is fully submerged. As of Friday evening, Lake Travis only needed to rise an additional five feet to cover the land and trees. While the rain has brought damage...
In what could be the beginning of a mountain of lawsuits connected to the May 17 Waco shootings that claimed nine lives, two Austin-area suspects have sued, seeking to be released from jail. Jimmy Lee Pond, a 43-year-old Hays County resident, and Georgetown resident Thomas Paul...
Amidst all the tragedy in Wimberley, seniors from Wimberley High School will receive their diplomas Friday night. If you take a look at the Wimberley High class of 2015, you wouldn't know that they had a trying and tumultuous week. "I was in the house until the floodwaters hit...
Authorities are releasing the name of a child killed in the Memorial Day Weekend floods. According to Hays County: Jonathan Andrew McComb, 6, was identified by medical examiners Friday, bringing the number of bodies identified to four. In all, six bodies have been found in Hays...
The conditions which caused a Boil Water Notice have been corrected. You may resume using the water system without any special treatment. In accordance with the requirements of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, Aqua Water Supply is notifying the effected customers...
As a result of recent rains, outdoor water restrictions have been lifted for City of Round Rock utility customers. On Thursday, May 28, the Brazos River Authority (BRA) lifted all drought declarations for its system, which includes the City's primary sources of water, Lake...
The City of San Marcos and Hays County are working with disaster relief organizations around the country to host two Flood Victims Resource Center s for those impacted by the devastating floods in the area. The centers will include representatives to assist victims with...
Last Sunday, a live bat was found at approximately 11:30 am, on the sidewalk in front of the building at 20185 Marketplace Avenue in Kyle. The bat was tested by the Department of State Health Services and was found to be positive for rabies. If you think that you or someone else...