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President Obama’s idea of Net Neutrality and the reclassifying the Internet as a Public Utility is gaining bi-partisan support, just not with Texas Senator Ted Cruz. He told IT professionals at an Austin Internet Incubator that Government Regulation would do nothing but Stifle...
A Harvard study finds a condition that has been known to affect women affects men as well. The recent study looked at men and women screened for osteoporosis, a condition that results in weakening of the bones. Dr. Robert Koval, a rheumatologist with Texas Orthopedics, says the...
With just a little more than a month to go before you cannot hold your mobile device and drive your vehicle or ride your bike, Austin Police are hoping you'll start enforcing yourself. The new distracted driver ordinance will go into effect January first. Assistant Chief Brian...
Gov. Rick Perry has pushed to remove the Travis County district attorney from office after she was arrested for drunken driving, but he's promoted a top adviser on his staff with three intoxication offenses on his record. The Republican governor threatened to withhold funding...
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - The state office responsible for investigating Medicaid fraud and waste is finalizing a $90 million contract with an Austin company that has little experience with Medicaid spending. The inspector general's office for the Texas Health and Human Services...
A tribute for a fallen hero was unveiled in downtown Austin Friday night. Bagpipes led the ceremony at 8th and Congress. It was to honor Officer Leland Anderson. Officer Anderson was gunned down at that corner almost forty years ago. He was shot with his own weapon while he was...
A fire broke out at a Denny's restaurant in Northwest Austin Saturday morning. Austin Fire Department responded to the fire at 10930 Lakeline Mall Drive a little before 10 a.m. They say started in the exterior awning of the restaurant before extending to the attic. Officials say...
42-year-old Kevin Patrick Stoeser escaped from a Del Valle halfway house last October. He's been on the run ever since. Now U.S. Marshals are saying "case closed." Until a press conference with the Marshal's next week, we're not sure what that means exactly. But it may have...
Police are looking for a woman accused of taking out 21 fake loans at an EZ Corp pay day loan store. Detective Mike Morgovnik says 21 year old Adelphina Marie Ruedas was working at the store on Oltorf when a manager noticed a loan application wasn't filled out completely and...