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Elementary math students might be pleased to see quiz answers at the end of each chapter in textbooks tentatively adopted for public schools next fall. But publishers have been ordered to fix the mistake. The answer key was supposed to be in the teacher edition only. It's just...
A Travis County Judge will rule in about a month whether developers can go ahead with plans to site a Wal-Mart at Northcross Mall. Two hours of closing arguments this morning wrap up the week-long trial brought by "Responsible Growth for Northcross." The neighborhood group...
There's little to be thankful for this Thanksgiving holiday when it comes to retail gasoline prices. The statewide average retail price of regular self-serve has reached its highest-ever November level. That's according to the weekly Triple-A Texas gas price survey released...
Taylor High School Principal Kimberly Mason and a teacher's aide were both injured Friday morning while trying to break up a fight in the cafeteria. Taylor Police Captain Don Georgens says two sisters started a shoving match with two other girls and the fight quickly grew out of...
An eight-year-old Honduran girl is left alone at an immigrant detention center in Williamson County. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials transferred the girl’s pregnant mother from the T Don Hutto Residential Center in Taylor to another facility in Laredo in...
A TV news anchor spends the night in jail, after she is arrested on a DWI charge. According to court records, an Austin Police officer started following an SUV driven by KXAN co-anchor Michelle Valles at 3rd and Lavaca after midnight this morning. The officer says Valles swerved...
The Austin School District gets more good news from a national assessment of 11 urban school districts… Numbers released by the U.S. Department of Education show Austin's 4th and 8th graders performing at or above the national average in terms of reading and math, but Austin...
No criminal charges have been filed after a Leander toddler is hit and killed by a truck. A spokesperson with the leander police department tells KLBJ that 2-year old Audrey Moren was staying with a family friend who, while unloading bags from her car, lost track of the child...
Effective immediately, November 15, 2007, Precinct 1 Commissioner Lisa Birkman, acting for County Judge Dan A. Gattis in his absence, has instituted a burn ban for all of Williamson County. This will remain in effect until further notice. A person violates this order if he burns...