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A night out for some restaurant patrons turned violent when a man wielding a chain tried to attack patrons in the restaurants parking lot, police said. It happened Saturday night around 10 p.m. outside El Patio in the 2900 block of Guadalupe Street. When police arrived they...
In a bid to stem the flow of American money and weapons into Mexico, a key committee in the Texas House is examining a proposal that would give the Department of Public Safety permission to assist the federal government in the creation of southbound inspection checkpoints along...
Iraq war veteran Brian Field is going to prison. The Layne Murray Unit in Gatesville, to be specific. He's going behind the bars and razor wire to thank the inmates who changed his life — and who will touch the lives of many more disabled warriors. The prisoners trained Field's...
Drivers just won't quit using their cell phones in school zones. Police and the city of Austin say it's a huge big problem, putting children and crossing guards in harms way. On Tuesday at 6:30 a.m. officers set up near Brooke Elementary School in East Austin. As the yellow...
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"I don't pay any attention to freshmen," said Elliott Naishtat, D-Austin, on the day he and his fellow House members began voting on proposals that would slice more than $20 billion from the current budget and the 2012-2013 spending plan. Normally, the good-natured disdain...
The new Cap Metro rail director has only been on the job for eight weeks, but he's already seeing a new challenge. "I think right now the biggest challenge we're faced with is growth," said Melvin Clark. "It's a good one to be at capacity constraint, which is not uncommon. We...
Three-year-old Alisandra Galavan was described as a firecracker. "She was going to be a ballerina and soccer player all at once," said Myla Galavan, Alisandra's mother. "She was neat." Every birthday, Alisandra got her picture taken in a pink tutu to compare her growth from year...