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More than a hundred people turn out for Capital Metro’s “open house” meeting on its commuter rail project. The agency was showing off designs for the rail cars and taking suggestions from future passengers about what the train stations should look like. They presented two...
The new superintendent of Round Rock schools says his reorganization will bring about more consistency in the district. Jesus Chavez says he's using a traditional organizational chart that begins with students, parents, and the business community. He says the board of trustees...
Williamson County's mental health "crisis intervention team" says it has experienced yet another large rise in call volume in the last few months, including a big jump in mental health emergency calls from cities like Hutto, Taylor and Cedar Park. But officials say that's only...
The Austin City Council will hold a special meeting this week to discuss the latest developments in the lawsuit over Congressional redistricting. Austin joined that lawsuit three years ago. And now that the U-S Supreme Court has ruled part of the Texas legislative map needs to...
Capital Metro announces the locations for the stops on the agency's new commuter rail line. Although the trains won't start running until September of 2007 at the earliest, Capital Metro has already set the locations for eight of the nine stops between Leander and downtown...
Williamson County Commissioner Lisa Birkman says it's time for controversial constable Gary Griffin to stop the fighting, and finally drop a lawsuit against Williamson County's commissioners court. On Friday, a judge threw out Griffin's lawsuit that charged commissioners...
A man is found dead on the side of the road in South Austin. Someone driving on the northbound access road of I-35 just north of Slaughter lane around 8:30 Tuesday morning made the discovery. Austin Police believe the victim was involved in a hit and run crash. The victim wasn't...
An Austin high school is reaching out to a group of students much of society may have already given up on. Garza High School hosted its third annual alternative education fair Tuesday to reach out to troubled students and show them there are alternatives to dropping out of...
Volunteers from across the state have almost finished repairs and clean up after vandals tried to ruin the Humane Society Animal Shelter in New Braunfels. Director Cheryl Krueger says she's never seen anything like it in her 22-years. When she arrived to the shelter on Sunday...