Sheriffs Consider Selling E-Cigarettes at Jails
While traditional cigarettes are banned from most jails, vendors of e-cigarettes, which vaporize a liquid solution for inhalation, see a big market in Texas.
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Fri Jul 18, 2014
Flood lessons put to use in this week's storm response
City staff who were on duty during October's deadly flood in Onion Creek say they were better prepared for this week's intense overnight rain storm, a midsummer deluge that brought flooding to Austin's downtown and other urban pockets.
Austin American Statesman
Austin Music Source: Saturday music picks: The Mastersons, Burbzfest
The Mastersons at Stubb's indoor. Following up their 2012 debut "Birds Fly South," which culminated in Chris Masterson and Eleanor Whitmore flying south from New York to re-settle in Austin, the couple headed west to make "Good Luck Charm" in Los Angeles with renowned producer Jim Scott.
Storms Thursday night dropped more than 6" of rain in parts of Austin
A series of storms dropped several inches of rain in Austin Thursday night and early Friday morning, and more rain is possible.
Thu Jul 17, 2014
Kelley turned down probation before case went to trial
But as she waited to hear the jury's verdict, Patricia Cummings could not help but notice an extra bailiff had been brought into the courtroom to stand next to her and her client, Gregory Kelley.
Free adoptions at the Williamson County Regional Animal Shelter on Saturday
The Williamson County Regional Animal Shelter is closing in on its 1000th adoption towards the goal to save 2,000 lives in 92 days.
Wed Jul 16, 2014
John Crisp - A local climate-change laboratory with global implications
If you were looking for a place to contemplate global climate change in a microcosm -- climate change writ small -- you could do worse than to consider my humble corner of the world.
Gregory Kelley puts his head down after being found guilty of sexual assault of a child.
The teen convicted of super aggravated sexual assault of a child for incidents at an in-home day care will spend the next 25 years behind bars and has surrendered his chances for an appeal as part of a plea deal reached Wednesday.
Jury Returns Verdict In Central Texas Daycare Sexual Assault
Greg Kelley, 19, faces at least 25 years in prison after a Williamson County jury found him guilty Tuesday night of two counts of super aggravated assault stemming from the molestation of a 4-year-old boy at a home daycare.
Texas man found guilty in day care assault
A Central Texas man has been convicted of sexual assault of a child at an in-home day care center.
Mon Jul 14, 2014
First case reported in Harris County
This is the second case of the virus in Texas, after a man in Williamson County was also diagnosed with the Chikungunya earlier in the week.
John M. Crisp: A local climate-change laboratory with global implications
If you were looking for a place to contemplate global climate change in a microcosm - climate change writ small - you could do worse than to consider my humble corner of the world.
Sat Jul 12, 2014
The Marion Star
Girl finds way after nuclear meltdown
"Close Your Eyes, Hold Hands: by Chris Bohjalian. Emily Shepard is a homeless teen living in an igloo made of ice and trash bags filled with frozen leaves.
Warrants lead to arrest at East Texas auto dealership
An arrest at an East Texas auto dealership leaves one main in jail on numerous warrants from law enforcement agencies.
Fri Jul 11, 2014
Woman killed in head-on crash in Williamson County
A 21-year-old woman was killed Friday when a pickup crossed into her lane and hit her head-on.
Wed Jul 09, 2014
Grits for Breakfast
Palau president defends John Bradley hire
Via Agence-France-Press , the President of Palau felt the need to explain the island nation's decision to hire former Williamson County DA John Bradley as a prosecutor in their Attorney General's office.
Tue Jul 08, 2014
Texas Health Officials Confirms First Case of Mosquito-borne Virus
Texas health officials have confirmed Texas' first human case of a mosquito-borne virus that's been rapidly spreading through the Caribbean and parts of Latin America.
Mon Jul 07, 2014
Migrant Mosquito Virus Strikes 'Heart of Texas'
A deadly migrant mosquito virus, called chikungunya, is sweeping deep into the 'Heart of Texas.'
Williamson County food need rises with population boom
Williamson County may be one of the wealthiest areas in the state, but there is still hunger.
Caribbean mosquito-borne illness discovered in Texas patient
Students from the University of North Texas Health Science Center examine mosquitoes caught in traps set up at Fort Worth fire stations to monitor the spread of West Nile virus.