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A U.S. Senator from Texas expects congress will take quick action to answer a U.S. Supreme Court decision on military trials for terror detainees. Senator John Cornyn expects legislation against this ruling will be ready soon and hearings could start after the Independence day...
Friday is the last day on the job for 400 Verizon employees in Austin. Bill Kula with Verizon says it's all because you don't want them to call. "The Do Not Call legislation, both at the federal and state level, had a significant impact in the way that telecommunications...
The U.S. House votes to lift restrictions on off-shore oil drilling along the Gulf Coast states. Bill author, Round Rock Congressman John Carter, says if you want lower gas prices, these are the kinds of things that have to happen. "It took us 30 years to get here, but we're...
Speaking before the same group yesterday, Perry made a reference to his "principle opponent," later referring to the "Democratic candidate." Talking with reporters after the speech, the Governor doesn't appear to take the challenges by Carole Keeton Strayhorn and Kinky Friedman...
A dozen janitors have sued 14 Target stores in Texas, alleging widespread overtime and minimum wage violations. The suit filed in U-S District Court in San Antonio Thursday names as defendants nine Target stores in San Antonio and five in Austin and Oklahoma-based Jim's...
Strange activity around one Round Rock home leads sheriffs deputies to a big drug bust. Detective John Foster with the Williamson County Sheriff's Office says two men are jailed for growing marijuana in 200-different flower pots in their home on Rustlers Road. "They were near a...
The Williamson County court-at-law judges who were recently sued for allegedly violating the civil rights of several people who appeared in their court rooms issue a blistering response to the lawsuit filed by the "Texas Fair Defense Project", on behalf of three women who claim...
A Williamson County judge rules that the toddler who ingested those LSD-laced candies will remain in the care of a foster family...and will not be returned to his mom, or any other family members. His mother Ashli Freas broke down sobbing several times during the hearing. His...
The Cedar Park mom who was charged with child endangerment after her three-year-old boy ate several "sweet tart" candies laced with LSD will appear in a Williamson County court room this morning, as a judge hears arguments about who should get temporary custody of the child...