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A Williamson County jury has sentenced thirty-eight-year-old Dionisio Baldera Moreno to sixty years in prison for possessing 21 grams cocaine with intent to deliver. Investigators testified that in March 2007, a fifteen-year-old girl told Georgetown Police Moreno had tried to...
Texas Republicans and Democrats join forces to keep Untolled highways from turning into toll roads. Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison led the Texas Delegation in tacking the amendment on to the Transportation Bill. She would have liked to see the measure passed for the whole country...
Triple-A Texas says retail gasoline prices jumped 14 cents this week across the state -- to an average $2.94 per gallon. Record crude prices have pushed gasoline costs higher across the country. The national average rose to $3.06 per gallon -- that's 15 cents higher than one...
Williamson County’s Representative in Washington says the new Non-Discrimination Act passed by the House this week is too vague and will lead to lawsuits. The bill prohibits employers from discriminating against homosexuals, bisexuals or heterosexuals. Congressman John Carter...
Members of the UT System Board of Regents meet this afternoon to discuss the future of the Brackenridge tract. The 345-acre parcel of land was donated to the University decades ago, and UT officials are looking for ways to redevelop the land and improve revenues for the...
The legal fight against plans for a new Wal-Mart at Northcross Mall suffers a setback. The Allendale Neighborhood Association had gone to court, asking a judge to throw out the plans for the new Wal-Mart, because they were approved by the city without a public hearing. City...
An Austin man facing Capital Murder charges is reindicted days before he goes to trial. Sergio Hernandez is scheduled to stand trial later this month for the 2003 death of his two-year-old stepdaughter, Lluvia (you-VEE-ah) Diaz. Hernandez has a docket call for a jury trial...
A federal judge in Austin gives each side ten days to convince him he shouldn't throw out a lawsuit against the Round Rock School District. Alexander Luchenitser represents students who balked at student voting on inclusion of a prayer at graduation… "This conduct by the school...
The Department of Agriculture says record yields could bring Texas cotton growers their second-largest crop. The forecast for 8.1 million bales falls just short of the record in 2005 of 8.5 million bales. Producers were projected to harvest 828 pounds per acre. That would...