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A former mayor of Austin wants the state to pay more attention to moving freight-carrying rail lines out of the centers of major Texas cities. "The first step is making sure freight rail is not running through our cities and safely in other places," said Bruce Todd, in an...
Austin Mayor Pro Tem Brewster McCracken will announce he is a candidate for Mayor on Monday. He will hold a campaign rally at 12:00 noon on Monday at the manufacturing facility of Heliovolt on Stassney Lane. That company makes solar cells. McCracken first ran for Council in 2002...
Morgan Michelle Hoke of Austin has been sentenced to 3½ years in prison for a string of bank robberies across the country that started with the robbery of the Wachovia Bank on Mesa Drive in Austin in May of 2007. She became known as the ‘ponytail bandit’ because of bank...
Thirty-two-year old Lamont Ellickson of Casa Grande, Arizona has been arrested by the Lone Star Fugitive Task Force at the Rosewood Village Apartments, near Rosewood and Chicon St. Ellickson is charged in Pinal County, Arizona in the November 25th stabbing death of 30 year-old...
The timing of Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison's announcement of a Gubernatorial Exploratory Committee is probably not an accident. Political Consultant Bill Miller says the timing of Senator Hutchison's announcement means she will be able to raise money during the upcoming...
Georgetown police are investigating a purse snatching that took place at a busy McDonalds. Images from a surveillance camera in the McDonald’s restaurant at 806 N. Austin Avenue in Georgetown indicate that the suspect appears to be an Hispanic woman in her 20s or 30s. The...
The Austin Police Department is investigating a string of robberies they believe were committed by a group of women who lured their victims from 6th Street. Investigators say men in the downtown entertainment district on Saturday nights are being targeted in the crimes. The...
ITHACA, N.Y. (AP) - An AWOL soldier from Fort Drum has asked the city of Ithaca to give him sanctuary. But city officials say their sanctuary law wasn't meant to provide safe haven for AWOL soldiers and their hands are tied. Private Trevor Loope of Austin, Texas, says he went...
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Bush and first lady Laura Bush have bought a home in an affluent neighborhood of north Dallas where they will live after the president leaves office in January. Mrs. Bush's press secretary Sally McDonough said Thursday that the Bushes purchased a home...