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Diann Hodges

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The death of two-year-old Colton Turner is shining the spotlight on child abuse in the Austin-area. Julie Moody with Child Protective Services says anyone who suspects a child is being abused has a duty to call and report it, "Neighbors and family members who may suspect...
A 59 year old Williamson County corrections officer is under arrest, facing charges of indecency with a child. According to Georgetown Police, James Watson Kelley was babysitting the 11 year old girl when he touched her inappropriately. Captain Roland Waits says the girl did the...
Austin school district officials are crying uncle over the amount of money they send to the state under 'Robinhood' and now they're turning to state lawmakers for help. A.I.S.D. is the single largest contributor to state coffers under recapture. In fact in 2015 the district will...
Students at one of Austin's poorest schools will be riding brand new bikes to their first day of class. The bikes are part of a city pilot program designed to help students get healthy. Safe Routes to School Program Manager Chris Moore says they chose Hart Elementary because 95...
A Williamson County CPA pleads guilty to preparing false tax returns earning him more than a half million dollars in ill-gotten gains. IRS Special Agent Kurt Bertram says James Kadlec operated the business "mobile CPA" out of his home and over a four year period filed numerous...
The Austin school district will collect an extra $78 million in taxes this year thanks to an increase in property values, but district officials say they're not going to be able to keep much of it. Thanks to the state's Robinhood plan, A.I.S.D. will have to give all but about...
Varying student populations at Austin schools has AISD leaders ready to make changes. Some AISD schools are underpopulated while others are facing some serious overcrowding. Executive Director of Facilities Paul Turner says there isn't just one answer to the problem. Turner says...
The city of Austin and South by Southwest Festival organizers have been sent a letter demanding a meeting on the crash that killed four people. Attorney Keith Herbert represents DeAndre Tatum who died of injuries sustained when an alleged drunk driver plowed through a South by...
If you pay school taxes to the Austin School District there may be some good news coming your way. AISD is getting ready to publish its proposed 2015 tax rate and Chief Financial Officer Nicole Conley says they're planning to reduce the rate by two cents, which will reduce the...