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Attorneys in Williamson County's first-ever murder trial in connection with a drunk driving wreck worked late yesterday, trying to whittle down a seventy-two person pool of potential jurors to a twelve-member jury. Fermine Castillo faces a murder charge, for his part in...
As most seniors across the State will be celebrating their graduation next week, about ten percent of AISD seniors will be trying to figure out how to pass the TAKS test. Four high schools in the AISD had more than twenty of it's seniors fail a portion of the state exit exam. In...
The Stan Knee era at the Austin Police Department ends in two weeks, as the police chief leaves to help develop Afghanistan's police force. Knee's announcement comes six months after a police union call for his ouster. Knee says the A-P-A row has nothing to do with his decision...
The Round Rock Municipal Court is going to be very crowded -- and very busy -- all day long today. The 200 kids from Round Rock and Stony Point High Schools who walked out in March to protest immigration reform all have a court date today. Court administrators say they will...
President Bush's plans to deal with immigration problems call for positioning some 6,000 National Guard troops along the southwestern border of the United States. Eagle Pass Mayor Chad Foster says the job of patrolling and maintaining security along the Texas-Mexico border...
The Austin Police Association had called for the ouster of Austin Police Chief Stan Knee about six months ago. But President Mike Sheffield was caught off guard by Knee's resignation today. "There was no indication going into yesterday he was going to do this," Sheffield said. "...
Hewlett Packard could get a 60-percent property tax discount if it builds one of two new data centers in Wells Branch. County Judge Sam Biscoe says the one-hundred-40 or so new jobs would be a boon to that area "These are data center type jobs so they are a little bit more...
The driver of an 18-wheeler was traveling down HWY 290 in Elgin this morning when he lost control of his big rig in front of the Elgin Golden Years Retirement Community. That lady works at Golden Years and says luckily all of the residents were okay besides getting a little...
Congressman John Carter of Williamson County says he supports President Bush's move to send national guard troops to the border to assist border patrol agents. But Carter thinks the guard members should play a bigger role. "I think they should be in an enforcement role," he said...