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The Lonestar Fugitive Task Force just finished its Operation Winter Sweep with great success in getting 54 fugitives off the streets for a variety of charges. Men and women were wanted for capital murder, murder, drug trafficking and sexual assaults...just to name a few offenses...
More than 100 students at Huston-Tillotson University joined in on national protests Wednesday. The group hopes to improve relations between law enforcement and minority communities following the death of two men in high-profile officer-involved incidents. "We just wanted to...
108-year-old Richard Overton is the nation's oldest surviving World War II veteran and today Austin Community College will award him another honor. Overton has been honored by President Barack Obama and Governor Rick Perry and now he will receive an honorary associate's degree...
The Lower Colorado River Authority breaks ground for a South Texas reservoir meant to help increase water supplies. The Texas Water Development Board is providing $250 million for the reservoir. The complex should be operating in 2017 to serve cities, homes and businesses in...
"God told me to tell." That's what a 10 year old girl said in court today when asked why she waited more than a year to accuse her former teacher of sex assault. Prosecutors started wrapping up their case against Vasquez Wednesday, by focusing on the outcry and the child who...
More than a dozen violent offenders are off the streets in three days, with the Lone Star Fugitive task force on a mission to find and arrest as many dangerous criminals as possible. This December the U.S. Marshals are doing some winter cleaning called "Operation Winter Sweep."...
The owner of a Dallas-based hair-braiding school is in federal court in Austin today to challenge a law that forces forces small hair braiding schools to do something she's opposed to doing and sees no need for. Isis Brantley and her attorney, Arif Panju with the Institute for...
New items will be added to the lawsuit against Manor I.S.D. by the former assistant superintendent. Robert Peters filed a lawsuit against the school district last month claiming school board members retaliated against him, after he uncovered sexual harassment and wasteful...
Authorities in Hays County say they've arrested two teens in connection with a string of burglaries in Wimberly Deputy Stephen Traeger with the Hays County Sheriff's Office says they got a tip from a man walking his dog near the Wimberly Square this morning. The man said he...