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Already Texas is the nations leader in wind power production. the state could soon be the leader in wind turbine research if the U.S. Department of Energy chooses Texas to house a large scale wind turbine research facility. A decision is expected today whether it will Texas or...
A major collision at West Hwy 71 near Bee Creek road Monday afternoon claims the lives of three faculty members from Fern Bluff Elementary school. The Department of Public Safety tells KLBJ that the weather was a factor in this accident. Joylynn Occhiuzzi with RRISD says first...
Two Texas Senators are going against President George Bush and his new immigration policy. Senators John Cornyn and Kay Bailey Hutchison originally supported the measure, but are now opposed saying the bill is unfair. The Senate will need 60 votes on June 26th to resume debate...
An investigation of a plot to supply undocumented workers to a South Texas oil rig builder apparently began with the arrest of a welder. A federal grand jury has indicted CPEP and LAM-C with fraudulent employment charges. The companies are behind a firm called Port Fabricators...
Travis County judges are ordering a stop to the practice of having foster children sleep in state offices when there's nowhere else to place them. 10 district judges yesterday served the Department of Family and Protective Services with the standing order. The mandate takes...
About 400 protesters gathered criticized center for detaining immigrant families today as part of World Refugee Day. The are asking officials to close down the T. Don Hutto facility in Taylor, near Austin. Civil liberties advocates contend families at the are subjected to...
The APD is reporting that missing 80-year-old Doris Johnson has been found unharmed. Officers located Johnson at the intersection of Riverview and Robert T. Martinez Streets. She had been missing since last night, shortly after mid-night when she went out to walk her dog. While...
Austin Energy is getting a federal grant to boost it's solar energy programs. The city-owned utility is getting $185,000.00 from the US department of energy, which the utility will use to study the possibility of bringing solar energy in from West Texas on the same transmission...
The Texas A-and-M University system this week became the state's first to post expenditures online. It's a move designed to meet state comptroller Susan Combs' plan for greater transparency in tax dollar spending. The posted reports include salaries, employee benefits and other...