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Austin police are searching for a group of men blamed for at least eight armed robberies. Police on Wednesday said the group of two to four men in their 20s committed the robberies in June and July. One of the men shot at a cashier and missed during the last robbery on July 19...
A new study finds Texas abortion rates have dropped 13 percent since the state enacted new tougher abortion laws. The research study by the Texas Policy Evaluation Project looked at the impact of House Bill 2 which went into effect in November. Study Author, OB GYN Dr. Daniel...
Texas will need an extra year to unveil a new teacher evaluation system that's required as the state seeks relief from some curriculum standards mandated by No Child Left Behind. Texas Education Agency's Debbie Ratcliffe says they want to pilot the evaluation system, which is a...
Fewer Texas women are having abortions following the passage of stricter abortion laws in the state, but those who do are waiting longer to have the procedure. Dr. Daniel Grossman, An O.B. GYN and author of a study on the issue says the abortion rate has decreased 13 percent,...
Fewer Texas women are having abortions following the passage of stricter abortion laws in the state, but those who do are waiting longer to have the procedure. Dr. Daniel Grossman, An O.B. GYN and author of a study on the issue says the abortion rate has decreased 13 percent,...
After four years, St. John Community Food Center is closing next week. The lease runs out on July 31st. Capital Area Food Bank of Texas Chief Development Officer Joanna Linden says over the years, its capacity and rent have gone up and they knew it was time to close it. St. John...
The Travis Appraisal District adds $3,000,000 to it's budget for 2015 as the county prepares to lobby over tax equity between residential and commercial rates. The appraisal district says it needs the additional money to study how accurate their appraisals of commercial and...
Bill Patterson is a risk manager for the county. He says they won't be changing the portion of the policy that allows a supervisor to fire any employee who shows up impaired on the job. A supervisor can ask for a blood alcohol test on an employee if they think they're drunk or...
If you're in the market for a gun, make sure you follow the law or else you could end up in prison. ATF Senior Special Agent Nicole Strong says guns usually get on the street when bought legally, but introduced into the illegal market. This is called straw purchasing. She says...