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An Austin Bergstrom International Airport transportation coordinator is charged with felony theft. Brian Lynn Lovitt is accused of stealing a laptop and an I-Pod valued at 15-hundred dollars. ABIA spokesperson Jim Halbrook says Lovitt issued a suspicious theft report. After his...
Many people are familiar with the Don’t Mess With Texas slogan that discourages littering. Now Texas Department of Transportation and Waste Management officials hope to gain the same success with the Cover Your Load campaign. Whether it's late spring cleaning or moving into a...
Attorneys for Colton Pitonyak say they could decide this fall whether they want to have his murder trial moved out of Travis county. Attorney Roy Minton says it's tough to say right now if the man accused of killing UT student Jennifer Cave last summer can get a fair trial in...
For the first time since the February death of Williamson County Commissioner Tom McDaniel, the Williamson County Commissioners Court is back at full strength -- with former 12-year Commissioner David Hays coming back this morning to be sworn in as "Interim Commissioner". Hays...
A truck with a radioactive materials placard wrecks on I-35 near 1327 in Buda. That blocked the northbound lanes of I-35 after 1pm, but Hays County Sheriff's officials also closed the southbound lanes as a precaution. John Hurt with Tex Dot says the truck was towed to the side...
Governor Rick Perry issues an order for all state agencies to cut their budgets by ten percent. He says that should be the goal of all state departments except those that deal with education, prisons, or "entitlement" programs like medicaid or medicare.
In an effort to reduce our dependence on foreign sources for energy, Congress Lamar Smith says it's time for Texans to embrace the sun. Congressman Smith unveiled the proposal in Austin...calling for half price solar panels for City Governments and State Agencies. OFFICIALS WITH...
An Austin man with a criminal history in Travis County gets twenty years in Williamson County. Authorities say David Lee, Jr. was being stopped for a traffic violation when he led Taylor police on a high-speed chase last September. They say instead of pulling over, Lee took off...
Businesses concerned about computer security in the wake of problems at the University of Texas and the Department of Veterans Affairs can take some simple steps to help protect their data.Security expert Joe Anthony with IBM here in Austin says the first step for businesses is...