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San Marcos Police Officer Claudia Cormier is out of surgery after being critically injured overnight when she was struck by a vehicle. The driver of the vehicle, Neil Sheehan of Flower Mound was arrested and charged with Intoxication Assault on a Public Servant. The incident...
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The City of Austin's Ethics Review Commission found that the No on Prop J political action Committee broke city ethics codes by not filing who funded almost half of its campaign in a timely matter. Local Lawyer Fred Lewis took the PAC to task and while the result was in his...
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A way to help better manage waters for times of flood and drought is studied by University of Texas geoscientists. Bridget Scanlon is a researcher with the UT Bureau of Economic Geology and says the floodwaters that overflow onto Texas rivers could be stored in depleted aquifers...
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A new study released this week by the University of Texas and Johns Hopkins University shows Texas may be on the brink of a measles epidemic. The study's lead author, Sahorta Sarkar, says the anti-vax movement has not done society any favors, so now he thinks it's time that...
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It appears red-light cameras will become a thing of the past in Texas. The State Senate passed House Bill 1631 banning them 23-to-8. Governor Abbott is expected to sign the bill into law. He called for the ban back in 2018. (Photo: Shutterstock by Alex Schmidt)
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If you've been hoping to swim at Barton Springs Pool this weekend, you're in luck. After being closed to two weeks because of flooding, the pool has been reopened this morning. (Photo: Shutterstock by Background All)
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A comprehensive database of homeless services could offer police a major assist in downtown Austin. APD's Homeless Outreach Street Team has made great strides, but as the Downtown Austin Alliance pointed out this week, the city is lacking short-term shelters for the homeless...
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The Austin Metro continues to set new all time records for home sales. The number of sales in April was up 15% percent compared to April of last year. The median price of $320-thousand also sets a record. That's a far cry from the near 10% price jumps the metro's seen in recent...
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Some Texas parents want the state to tap the brakes on the STAAR standarized tests. Round Rock Attorney Scott Placek represents Texas Opt Out Parents and says the STAAR test is not a valid assessment of students and the high-stakes component doesn't help, which means, "You use...