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Williamson County shelter celebrates six years of no-kill
Texas Humane Heroes in Williamson County is celebrating a milestone. Six years ago, the animal shelter dedicated itself as no-kill.
Colleagues: Judge David Peeples not driven by politics
Politics have colored many of the plot twists in the months that have followed Travis County District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg's drunken driving arrest in April.
Wed Dec 04, 2013
15 arrested in Burnet County meth ring bust
The Texas Department of Public Safety today announced the arrest of 15 suspects and conducted search warrants on two Burnet County properties in connection with a multi-agency investigation of an area drug distribution and trafficking organization.
Tue Dec 03, 2013
Innocent man: Imprisoned 25 years
Imagine being out to dinner with the love of your life and your beautiful, smiling, 3-year-old child.
Sun Dec 01, 2013
Textbook selection under scrutiny
That interest has spilled into heated discussions about textbook selection from Texas to Virginia, and it is now warming up in Tennessee.
Fri Nov 29, 2013
Williamson County deputy constable is world powerlifting champ
Don Zachary, 58, never competed in sports in high school. He used to run four days a week until he had hip surgery.
Thu Nov 28, 2013
Austin-area flood damage estimate spikes sharply
Travis County officials report that their updated estimate of damage from the Halloween flood is more than seven times its initial estimate.
Mon Nov 25, 2013
Low-speed chase suspect jailed
A 34-year-old Burnet man who allegedly eluded pursuing police officers after driving his vehicle over a five-foot cliff on Nov. 18 is in custody after being arrested by Williamson County sheriff's deputies.
Truck Crash Backs Up Interstate Traffic
A truck crash Monday morning closed down the northbound lanes of Interstate 35 south of the Bell-Williamson County line.
Sun Nov 24, 2013
First round of $48 million in health programs rolls out in Williamson County
At the back of the San Gabriel Crisis Center, a pathway leads to the entrance of a psychiatric care unit that opened its doors for the first time in September.
Sat Nov 23, 2013
The Family Badge
Kidnapping a hoax; woman arrested
Georgetown captain Roland Waits says, "Our detectives kept hitting roadblocks. We tried everything to prove the case but all the evidence was leaning toward this never happened."
Fri Nov 22, 2013
Woman in Williamson County drug bust says Zetas cartel kidnapped her mother
Authorities have arrested a woman in Williamson County who said she was forced to deliver 22 pounds of methamphetamine because the Zetas cartel had kidnapped her mother, according to an arrest warrant.
Zachary Price's father lobbies for probation in stabbing death
Update 3 p.m.: Testimony has finished in the punishment phase of the trial of Zachary Price, who was convicted Thursday of manslaughter for the stabbing death of his mother's boyfriend, Richard Meyers.
Nina Morrison, a senior staff attorney with The Innocence Project in New York
An unprecedented audit of cases handled by former judge Ken Anderson when he was Williamson County district attorney is taking shape.
Wet wintry mix hits Austin, Hill Country
A wet wintry mix hit Central Texas overnight, bringing the region a wave of rain and chilly temperatures as a powerful cold front moved through the region early Friday.
Thu Nov 21, 2013
Williamson County flood damage estimated at $1.1 million
The Halloween floods that swept through parts of Williamson County have left behind about $1.1 million in damage to roads, parks and other public structures, according to a report released this week by the county's Office of Emergency Management.
Wed Nov 20, 2013
Georgetown police say woman lied about kidnapping, sexual assault
Georgetown police say an Austin woman who reported earlier this month that she was kidnapped lied about the attack, including making up that she was held captive, forced to perform manual labor and sexually assaulted.
How Will the Giant Task of Auditing Ex-DA Ken Anderson's Cases Be Handled?
UT law professor Jennifer Laurin, who is helping plan the strategy for the audit of cases handled by former judge Ken Anderson when he was Williamson County district attorney, said some prosecutors have conducted focused audits after finding prosecutor error, but this one is broader than anything she knows.
Tue Nov 19, 2013
Senate Committee To Review Drug Task Forces
That's the question lawmakers will be asking Wednesday as a Senate subcommittee tackles the hot-button issue of whether the state's drug task forces are serving their intended purpose.
The Beaumont Enterprise
Mom pleads not guilty to tearing son's genitals
Records say Jennifer Marie Vargas told officials she was angry and pulled her 6-year-old son's genitals, tear his scrotum.