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A sticking point between Austin and Travis County officials hammering out a yearly agreement for booking suspects into the county jail has been the sheriff’s participation in a federal program that identifies some of those suspects for possible deportation. President Barack...
One of the suspects arrested in a child pornography bust in Hurst declined to attend a detention hearing Tuesday afternoon in federal court. Randy Wesson, 28, waived his right to the hearing and the judge is expected to hold Wesson in jail until his case goes to trial. In arrest...
Dawn Rodefer should have been on the 12:05 p.m. flight home to Milwaukee on Tuesday. Instead, she was sitting stranded outside security in Terminal C. "She's tired. She's exhausted. She's tearful," said Candy Mitchell, her sister. "I feel bad because I'm the one who paid for the...
It's the season for bell ringing, donating, gifting and surprise gold coins. Once again the anonymous 'gold coin' donor has paid a visit to the Salvation Army kettle in Mebane, North Carolina. For the past several years an individual has repeatedly dropped a gold coin in the...
New historically accurate carpet for the Texas Senate comes from England as part of a more than $500,000 update to the chamber in Austin. Officials with the State Preservation Board, which manages and maintains the 126-year-old statehouse, say the custom green carpet replaces...
An appeals court is considering whether a condemned Texas killer should be spared Wednesday so he can undergo more mental examinations to support arguments that he's delusional. Attorneys for Scott Panetti are telling the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals the new tests are...
Rolling Stones' saxophone player Bobby Keys, who also performed on recordings with John Lennon and Eric Clapton, has died at his home in Franklin, Tennessee. He was 70 years old. Michael Webb, who played keyboard with Keys, said Keys died on Tuesday after a lengthy illness. Keys...
Unsatisfied with the options for Texas governor last month, one voter opted to write in a candidate he or she thought was better suited for the state's top job - Optimus Prime. The Texas Secretary of State's Office on Monday affirmed Republican Greg Abbott as the winner with...
Lawmakers have capped key parts of the next state budget at nearly $94.3 billion, up almost $10 billion from the current 2-year spending cycle. The Legislative Budget Board unanimously approved the limit Monday for the 2016-2017 budget cycle. The panel consists of the lieutenant...