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Officials with Austin's SafePlace say the shelter will get a grant of up to $1 million, over the next four years, to fight teen dating violence and abuse among local youth. Barbara Ball with SafePlace says the "Northeast Austin Teen Relationships Project" will be a community...
The Transportation Security Administration has opened up a special security screening lane at ABIA. The new lane is designed for travellers who may need extra time going through security, such as families with small children or those carrying special medications. "It allows...
Texas prison officials say they've recovered two more contraband cell phones on death row. A state senator says he was told one of the phones still had the price tag attached. The first phone was located about midday yesterday when officers spotted it in the trash. Texas...
A State Representative files a big package of bills aimed at illegal immigration. Leo Berman’s bills would among other things keep illegal immigrants in so called sanctuary cities then cut off state funds to those cities, prevent state universities from admitting illegal...
The first hearing on what should be included in the states high school science curriculum is today and it will be a long and heated one over the issue of evolution versus creationism. Texas Freedom Network President Kathy Miller says a survey of science professors at both public...
A Willacy County Grand Jury indicts several high profile public officials. Vice President Dick Cheney, former Attorney General Alberto Gonzalez and State Senator Eddie Lucio are on the list of public officials indicted by a Willacy County Grand Jury. In one way or the other the...
State Representative Elliott Naishtat is sponsoring a bill that would give those who use marijuana for medical reasons a plausible defense. Currently, eleven other states have similar legislation and Naishtat says it would give protection to those who need the drug to relieve...
One candidate for House Speaker believes the race for that position will become less crowded soon. State Representative Burt Solomons is the 10th person to file for the House Speakers race. He says yes the field is crowded but he doesn’t think it will stay that way for long. “It...
Texas defensive coordinator Will Muschamp has been designated head coach-in-waiting by the university, expected to take over the Longhorns when coach Mack Brown retires. Muschamp is in his first year with Texas, but athletic director DeLoss Dodds said Tuesday he and Brown know...