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The Austin City council today will decide whether to bring in an outside audit firm to review spending at the Police, Fire, and EMS departments. "There's no allegation of wrongdoing," said Council Member Brewster McCracken, who is one of three Council Members requesting the...
U.S. Senator John Cornyn says the U.S.-Mexico border is not secure because the federal government has failed to make it secure. During a stop to address business leaders in Round Rock yesterday, the Senator said there simply are not enough border patrol agents to patrol the vast...
Dell Inc. has quietly pulled the plug on its DJ Ditty music players, less than a year after the world's largest computer maker launched the device to compete with Apple Computer Inc.'s iPod Shuffle. The company stopped selling the Ditty on Aug. 17, Dell spokesman Venancio...
U.S. Senator John Cornyn says the U.S.-Mexico border is not secure because the federal government has failed to make it secure. During a stop to address business leaders in Round Rock yesterday, the Senator said there simply are not enough border patrol agents to patrol the vast...
Construction at Highways 620 and 71 has proven to cause some delays for students in the Lake Travis Independent School District. Buses in the district have been running about twenty minutes late when dropping kids off after school. John Hurt, with Tex-Dot, says "lane closures...
Austin Police are looking for the person who stole a TV from the Wal-Mart on IH-35 and Parmer Lane on June 4th. They say the suspect beat up an elderly man in order to escape. The suspect was carrying the TV out of the store without paying when an employee asked to see his...
The group responsible for the region’s long-range transportation plan begins its own version of Envision Central Texas. The Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization helps determine where new roads are built by controlling key transportation funding from the state and...
A group of immigration activists are calling on attendees of the US-Mexico Border Governors' Conference to listen to their concerns. Governors from states on both sides of the Mexico-US border are meeting in Austin to discuss solutions to the illegal immigration problem, but...
If you think you've been seeing more sheriff's deputies and state troopers on the roads lately, you're not imagining things, it's all part of an initiative on behalf of the Travis County's Sheriff's Department and TX-DOT to make the roads safer for the Labor Day holiday. Roger...