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The Texas Prison system is still finding that cell phones are being smuggled into inmates. But the answer to the problem may come from outside the Lone Star State.Officials with the South Carolina Department of Corrections say they have the same problem, but now they have a...
The 23rd annual Texas Public Interest Research Group's safety report comes out today. The group plans to explain how a new toy safety bill is going to help consumers, when it takes effect next year. The bill imposes the toughest lead standards in the world. Since TexPIRG started...
The 72-year-old presiding elder of a polygamist Mormon sect in West Texas and two other church members surrendered Monday. They're free on bond over felony charges relating to the underage marriage of girls to older men. Fredrick ``Merril'' Jessop is a leader of the...
Texas Workforce Commission Chairman Tom Pauken says, given the state of the U.S. economy, it's not surprising that the unemployment rate in Texas is going up. "Our state figures jumped from 5.1 percent to 5.6 percent in the change from September to October." He says it's due in...
Austin police are searching for the man who robbed the Regal Arbor Cinema at Great Hills Trail this morning. "Two employees were opening up the theatre and were in the office when a white male wearing a mask and dark clothing came into the office, tied them up, took some money...
The Travis County Sheriff's Office is putting more deputies on the road, just in time for the holidays. Starting today, increased patrols will be out looking for those breaking the speed limit and drunk drivers. The increased patrols will run through Sunday, November 30th as...
The City of Austin last week voted on a list of items in their consent agenda to send a letter of support to the State Capitol for $200M the Texas Rail Relocation and Improvement fund from the 2009 legislative session and sessions after that. "There are other communities in the...
A gas tanker has rolled over on 290 at Johnny Morris Road. John Hurt with TXDot says both Eastbound and Westbound lanes of 290 between Harris Branch Parkway and Springdale Road will be shutdown until around 9 p.m. while crews work to clean up the mess in that area. Hurt says...
Williamson County Sheriff’s detectives have arrested a 23 year-old man in the shooting death of his step-father. Detective John Foster says 54 year old Tarry Dail’s body was found in his Round Rock area home Friday morning by a co-worker. Bond has been set at 1 million dollars...