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Gov. Rick Perry acknowledged Wednesday that he has a "nice, close personal relationship" with a major campaign donor whose company was awarded $4.5 million in state technology funds despite its failure to win approval from a regional screening board. The governor defended the...
A veteran judge rejected efforts Tuesday by attorneys for Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan to close an evidentiary hearing to the media, but agreed to a short delay to review a defense motion for a continuance until Nov. 8. The requests for the delay and to close the hearing were separate...
The severed head of a Mexican police commander investigating the shooting of David Michael Hartley on Falcon Lake was delivered Tuesday to Mexican military in a suitcase, authorities said. The commander, identified as Rolando Flores Villegas, was one of the investigators that...
When voters go to the polls in three weeks, they’ll decide who should represent the 21st Congressional District of Texas. As KLBJ’s Perry Watson reports in this Campaign Preview, that could mean replacing a long-time, Republican with a Democrat…a businesswoman from Austin.
Women who frequent the streets downtown are being reminded to be extra vigilant after two have been killed in similar circumstances and dumped on stairwells behind buildings in the past two weeks. Houston police say they don't know if the cases are related, but investigators are...
How good is your child's teacher? For years, principals answered that question by visiting a classroom, taking down observations and handing the teacher an annual review. Now with millions in federal money aimed at rewarding the nation's best teachers, school districts are...
An interesting race is shaping up for a Central Texas House seat …between the Democratic incumbent and a Republican, a former pro football player. Here’s KLBJ’s Perry Watson with the latest Campaign Preview.
Virgin Galactic's space tourism rocket SpaceShipTwo achieved its first solo glide flight Sunday, marking another step in the company's eventual plans to fly paying passengers. SpaceShipTwo was carried aloft by its mothership to an altitude of 45,000 feet and released over the...
Popular 70s band The Eagles sang fan favorites to close out the 9th annual Austin City Limits music festival. “Some Hotel California,” said Adam Besand. Hotel California is one of the band's best known songs. “I have been a fan for a while," said Michelle Mambou. Festival...