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Hays County Sheriff Alan Bridges died overnight at his home in Dripping Springs. Officials with the Hays County Sheriff’s Office say it appears Bridges suffered a heart attack, although an official cause of death has not yet been released. He was 62 years old. “It caught the...
The nation's two largest airlines have dropped out of a federal safety program meant to encourage voluntary reporting of pilot errors. The Associated Press reports Delta Air Lines and Fort Worth-based American Airlines quit the Aviation Safety Action Program, or A-SAP. The...
Some advocates for the mentally disabled demanded that Texas stop admissions to state institutions. A new Justice Department report found that some patients were abused and mistreated in state care. It concluded that Texas facilities violate the rights of residents and called...
Prosecutors are investigating the growing real estate portfolio of a South Texas lawmaker who acquired valuable land from convicted drug dealers. The Associated Press reports the Travis County investigation of state Rep. Ismael ``Kino'' Flores of Palmview began over questions...
Federal lawmakers are calling for more reform by Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials after an investigation by a newspaper found thousands of inmates walked out of jail despite admitting they were in the U.S. illegally. The Houston-area congressional delegation met...
Sony Electronics Inc. and Waste Management Inc. have teamed up to offer a free recycling event on Saturday. The companies have extended an open invitation to the public to drop off any brand of usedor outdated electronics for proper recycling at the Travis County Exposition...
Members of the Symphony Orchestra at Texas State University will be performing at the White House this evening as part of a series of holiday concerts. Howard Hudiberg, Director of Orchestral Activities, says the group was recommended for the honor after both Senator Kay Bailey...
Hays County Sheriff Alan Bridges, 62, died suddenly Saturday morning of an apparent heart attack. He had been with the department since 1997, and was appointed sheriff in 2005. Sources said Bridges attended a Hays County Brown Santa event last night, and apparently collapsed...
Fifty-six-year-old David McGarah is facing assault charges, after a San Antonio cab driver tells police the lieutenant deputy kicked and punched him. McGarah has been with the Williamson County Sheriff’s Office for seven years and is head of the department’s training program...