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A letter from Immigration and Custom's Enforcement charges illegal workers were employed at an immigrant detention center in Taylor. In a letter dated May 23, 2007 to Williamson County Judge Dan Gattis, Senior, Contracting Officer Susan D. Erickson with the US Department of...
They're virtually unheard and unseen in the debate over immigration. They're the hundreds of thousands of foreign-born women who toil in America's homes as nannies, cooks and housekeepers. Many are in the United States illegally. They hold jobs of last resort for people whose...
Authorities have released a sketch they think resembles a young girl whose remains were discovered inside a box that washed ashore on Galveston Bay. Galveston County investigators also say a forensic dental examination has narrowed the girl's age to between 2 and 3 years. The...
Now that we've fallen back, fire officials say it's time to make sure your smoke detector has a fresh set of batteries. Corpus Christi Fire Chief Andy Cardiel says we can use all the advanced warning we can get to escape the home if a fire does break out.
Texans will decided the fate of a three billion-dollar cancer research bond proposal Tuesday. The proposal had once appeared to be a slam dunk, but it now suddenly faces criticism from opponents of embryonic stem cell research. Proposition 15 critics also contend the bonds aren'...
City ordinances restricting where registered sex offenders can live haven't led to significant changes in how many known offenders reside in North Texas towns. Almost two dozen North Texas cities have laws prohibiting sex offenders from living within 1,000 or 2,000 feet of...
Austin Firefighters revisit a duplex fire from Saturday night. Firefighters first answered a call to a fire on Mearns Meadow off of Rundgerg at around 6 p.m. Saturday. The fire started in the kitchen on one side of the duplex spreading to the other before it was put out at 9 p.m...
One man is killed late last night along Red Bud Lane and Silver Lakes in Eastern Travis County. 27 year old Jacob Lauren Babin was driving his Suzuki motorcycle and crashed. D.P.S. officials say he died on the way to the hospital.
A 38 year old Paige man is dead today following a wreck last night off of F.M. 1704. D.P.S. officials say the man was driving four miles south of Elgin when he ran off hte orad in his 1992 Toyota, over-corrected, hit a fence and rolled his car. Officials say the man was not...