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Brad Levenson wasn't thrilled to watch the condemned prisoner die, but he believed it was his duty to his client _ and to the State-funded agency he now leads. The lethal injection earlier this year in Huntsville was the first execution he'd ever seen. And he describes the...
On Wednesday, July 27th Austin police displayed dozens of stolen power tools and a couple of dozen high-end bicycles for local media, all the results of an 18-month long investigation into at least two burglary rings that were working together. Some anxious Austinites who had...
Though the amount of freight being shipped by truck in the U.S. is up, there aren't enough drivers to meet the demand. The trucking industry has faced two driver shortages: quality and quantity. In recent years, concerns over quality have come first, with regulators scoring...
Extreme heat continued across Texas on Tuesday, leading to a second straight day of record power use and the declaration of a Level 1 energy emergency by the state's electric grid operator. No immediate relief is in sight for cities suffering with record highs, heavy water usage...
As the triple-digit temperatures stretch into August, Texas residents are blasting their air conditioners — and producing record-breaking demand on the electric grid that supplies 23 million customers in the state with power. Anticipating continuing strain on the state grid, the...
Drivers on their daily commute might notice a few new faces on the road. Starting Monday, a dozen digital billboards in Bexar County began flashing the photos and names of suspected DWI offenders. The subjects of the highway wanted posters are people with active warrants out for...
With the federal debt deadline nearing, a compromise negotiated by congressional leaders and President Obama easily passed the House on a 269-161 vote tonight. Democrats, despite much liberal outrage, divided evenly and Republicans voted overwhelmingly in favor of the debt deal...
Texas traded one source of uncertainty for another as Congress took steps to cement a deal to raise the federal debt limit Monday. Last week, states across the country were mulling the possibility of a federal default and what that would have meant for their own ability to pay...
Houston McCoy, the APD officer who ended UT Tower sniper Charles Whitman's deadly rampage, has only a short time to live. KVUE's Noelle Newton recently met with McCoy in what he says is his final interview. For years there was a controversy about who fired the fatal shots...