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16 hrs ago | 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.

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Related Topix: Palau, Oceania, World News, Tommy Remengesau

Tue Jul 08, 2014

KBTX-TV Bryan

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.

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Mon Jul 07, 2014

Dallas Blog

Migrant Mosquito Virus Strikes 'Heart of Texas'

A deadly migrant mosquito virus, called chikungunya, is sweeping deep into the 'Heart of Texas.'

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Related Topix: Epidemic, Natural Disasters

KXAN-TV Austin

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.

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Related Topix: Family, Kids, Georgetown, TX, Austin, TX

WFAA-TV Dallas

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.

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Related Topix: Texas, University of North Texas Health Science Center, University of North Texas, West Nile Virus, Health, Travis County, TX, Austin, TX

CBS Local

Texas Confirms State's First Chikungunya Case

The Texas Department of State Health Services has confirmed the first human case of chikungunya, a viral disease that can cause severe joint pain and is spread by mosquitoes.

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Related Topix: Austin, TX

WFAA-TV Dallas

Siblings drown at Lake Georgetown

Two siblings drowned at Lake Georgetown Sunday evening after they were playing in the water 15 feet away from the shore, authorities said.

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Related Topix: Georgetown, TX

Thu Jul 03, 2014

KXAN-TV Austin

Morton memoir details injustice, new life

Michael Morton's life among the trees on an East Texas lake is a little slice of Heaven now, but his new memoir, 'Getting Life,' details a 25-year Hell in heartbreaking detail.

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Wed Jul 02, 2014

The Austin Chronicle

July Is Crime Month: 'Getting Life: An Innocent Man's 25-Year Journey From Prison to Peace'

Christine Morton was bludgeoned to death in her home in Williamson County on Aug. 13, 1986.

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KXAN-TV Austin

New plan aims to alleviate Georgetown's parking problem

City leaders in Georgetown, for example, have acknowledged that parking is a big problem downtown and it is leading to back-ups on the streets.

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Related Topix: Georgetown, TX

Daily Texan

UT student pleads guilty in conspiring to provide terrorists material support

UT student Rahatul Khan, left, and Michael Wolfe, right, have been charged with conspiracy to provide material support to terrorists in a United States Attorney's Office for the Western Distrcit of Texas press release.

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Related Topix: Round Rock, TX, Austin, TX

Grits for Breakfast

John Bradley to prosecute in island paradise

Grits had heard rumors that former Williamson County District Attorney John Bradley took a post working for the Attorney General in the Republic of Palau, an American protectorate of 20,000 people in Micronesia.

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Related Topix: Palau, Oceania, World News

Tue Jul 01, 2014

The Wilson County News

Have you seen Allison Gordon?

She last was seen June 19, after she reportedly ran away from her home near Jarrell.

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Related Topix: Jarrell, TX

Thu Jun 26, 2014

KXAN-TV Austin

Senior population booming, but services lagging

The latest U.S. census numbers show the Austin area has the third fastest growing senior population in the country.

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Related Topix: Austin, TX, Travis County, TX, Hays County, TX

Austin American-Statesman

Williamson County warns of jury duty scam

From Williamson County: The Williamson County Sheriff's Office is currently investigating a number of recent incidents in the county where citizens have received calls from one or more individuals posing as an officer with the Williamson County Sheriff's Office and telling them that a warrant is being issued on them for failure to appear for jury ... (more)

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Wed Jun 25, 2014

Dallas Morning News

Texas comes out on top in private equity investments

Private equity firms invested $87.4 billion in more than 200 Texas companies in 2013 making Texas first in the nation for private equity investment.

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Related Topix: Eddie Bernice Johnson, US Politics, John Carter, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Democrat

Mon Jun 23, 2014

NOLA.com

Texas needs to re-weigh its drug laws: Jarvis DeBerry

Supporters stage a protest before a hearing at the the Williamson County Justice Center for Jacob Lavoro in Georgetown, Texas, on Thursday, June 19, 2014.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Texas, Georgetown, TX, Round Rock, TX, Marijuana, Opinion

Sat Jun 21, 2014

NewsTarget.com

Hundreds of supporters rally outside courthouse of Austin teen facing life in prison for pot brownies

A 19-year old Austin resident whose life has been turned upside down after he was caught baking pot brownies in his apartment last April pled not guilty in a hearing on June 19. The defendant, Jacob Lavoro, is facing five years to life in prison for his charges.

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Related Topix: Prison, Round Rock, TX, Marijuana

Thu Jun 19, 2014

KXAN-TV Austin

Community members support Round Rock teen facing life in prison for baking and selling pot brownies.

The Round Rock teen facing life in prison for baking and selling pot brownies had his first court appearance on Thursday.

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Related Topix: Round Rock, TX, Drugs

KXAN-TV Austin

Phony phone calls reported in Williamson County

The Williamson County District Clerk's Office reports residents are receiving phone calls about missing jury duty and having to pay a fine.

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