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Three Capital Metro bus routes normally pick up over 200 Leander-area residents every morning at the Park and Ride on Hwy 183. The on-going bus driver and mechanic strike means there was been no bus service from that location for the past two days. Leander Mayor and Capital...
San Marcos police are asking for the public's help finding a man who robbed a woman at an ATM machine in the early morning hours of October 27. Police says the man brandished a tire iron and stole the woman's purse. He then used the victim's credit card at a local convenience...
A man has been shot dead by an Austin Police Officer after a high-speed chase that occurred in East Austin. Police responded to shots fired at 7600 Blessing where two men were shot. Police took off on a short chase with men in a truck. The truck finally stopped and some of the...
Whole Foods Market Inc. has seen its profit plunge in the fourth quarter because of costs related to its acquisition of Wild Oats Markets Inc. The company said Wednesday that its net income fell to $1.5 million, or 1 cent per share, compared with $33.9 million, or 24 cents per...
Advanced Micro Devices Inc. says it's cutting 500 workers, or 3 percent of its global staff, to help the struggling chip maker return to profitability. The Sunnyvale, Calif.-based company had deep financial problems before the economy soured. Product delays and a costly...
It is the second day of a strike by several hundred drivers of Capital Metro's StarTran contractor bus service. On Wednesday, dozens of picketers lined the sidewalk of Pleasant Valley Road in east Austin, next to the Capital Metro headquarters. "We are going into our 16th month...
The Austin City Council is expect to approve a settlement for the family of Kevin Alexander Brown, who was shot and killed by Sgt Michael Olsen outside east Austin nightclub Chester's last year. Olsen claimed Brown was reaching for a weapon at the time that he shot him, but...
Huston Tillotson University will host a prayer service and celebration today in it's chapel for the election of Barrack Obama. The program will feature the gospel choir, HT concert choir, the praise dance team and the Provost is expected to speak. The event is open to the public...
Troubles mounted today for Texas House Speaker Tom Craddick -- after his Republican party lost at least three seats in the chamber. The chaos over Craddick's leadership came to head during last year's legislative session, which ended with the GOP leader from Midland surviving a...