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Governor Rick Perry signs a bill today that allows students in Texas schools to express their religious views. Krista Moody with the governor's office says they heard of a number of stories prohibiting religious expression, even among younger students. Moody says the measure,...
The construction company restoring Williamson County’s historic courthouse in Georgetown may have to pay the county in order to finish the job. The county’s Project Manager, Ed Lee with Broaddus and Associates, says Browning Construction could be as much as a month behind...
The city of Round Rock is opening up AW Grimes Blvd. The long-awaited project will connect the northern and southern sections of the city. The major north-south thoroughfare will provide an alternative to I-H 35 for Round Rock residents by connecting to Grand Avenue Parkway on...
The idea is to use one of two camera systems to nab people as much as five miles over the speed limit. the state's Randall Dillard says they started working on this before passage of a law keeping cities from using cameras for the same purpose Dillard says it will cost all of us...
Austin police are on the lookout for a man they say attempted to molest a girl in the middle of crowded bookstore in south Austin last week. They hope someone will recognize the suspect from these pictures taken by an in-store surveillance camera at the Half-Price Books store at...
As of today, Georgetown restaurants must be completely smoke free. Owners of restaurants with attached bars have the option to allow smoking in their establishments, if they can show proof they have completely sectioned off the bar and put in a separate ventilation system from...
Austin City Manager Toby Futrell says she should know by Friday which of the five candidates she will recommend to be the city’s next Chief of Police. That will allow the Council to vote on her recommendation at next week’s Council meeting, which will be the last before the...
An Austin man is charged with holding a woman and her son against their will in their apartment, while allegedly sexually assaulting the woman. According to court records, it started as a request for Jesse Angel Salinas to help fix the woman's car. Salinas reportedly went to the...
A ten-story hotel and conference center are planned for Georgetown. Construction on The Summit at Rivery Park is projected to begin in the next two years. The twenty-eight acre development is set to include a high-rise hotel, office space, upscale restaurants and a parking...