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An armed robber hits two South-Austin liquor stores in one day---and police say the same man may be connected to other crimes. Detective Andy Westbrook says the suspect used a gun to hold up the A & B Liquor store on East Ben White and the Chris' liquor on South lamar...
A group protesting the re-development of Northcross Mall into a Wal-Mart Supercenter plans to fight the city of Austin in court today. "They're the ones who could easily call this whole thing off if they would work with the citizens to create a better development there," says...
An eight-hour SWAT standoff near a central Austin gun store comes to a quiet conclusion. After bullhorns, a flash-bang grenade and a phalanx of SWAT officers searching McBride's Gun Store, "We did not find anybody in there," Austin Police Officer Joe Muñoz says after the all-...
Police are looking for three people who they say plotted a bank holdup in Northwest Austin this morning. Investigators say it happened at a Prosperity bank near 183 and Oak Knoll drive, just before 10 o'clock. A woman wearing a halloween mask showed a clerk a gun and demanded...
The owners of Austin’s La Bare nightclub are seeking a new location for the male strip club. The previous location at Riverside Dr. and Congress Ave. was forced to close, and owners have identified a shopping center on Braker Lane near IH-35 in north Austin as their new proposed...
A federal lawsuit in Austin to force Texas high schools to curb prayer at graduation is slated for a trial in the spring of 2009, but a judge wants to know why the suit should be brought in the first place. Last spring, three of the four Round Rock high schools held student...
Workers for the Department of State Health Services are getting a chance to buy fresh produce at their Austin office. The department's working with the Sustainable Food Center of Austin to place weekly orders with Sonny Naegelin. He farms near Lytle, about 20 miles southwest of...
If you are looking to make some extra cash for the holidays. There should be a ton of opportunities available. More than 93 thousand people worked temp jobs during the holidays last year and the Texas Workforce Commission's Ann Hatchitt says it does more than just put some extra...
With Texas' aggressive record in capital punishment, few would consider it to be soft on convicted murderers. But a newspaper investigation has found that at least 120 Texas killers since 2000 have received the lightest sentence of all ---- probation. The Dallas Morning News...