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Yesterday | Texas Tribune

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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Related Topix: Texas

Fri Jul 18, 2014

KXAN-TV Austin

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.

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Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Flood, Onion Creek, TX, Cedar Park, TX, Round Rock, TX

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.

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Related Topix: The Source, Pop/Rock, Fly, Austin, TX, Country, Steve Earle

KXAN-TV Austin

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.

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Related Topix: Weather, Austin, TX, Natural Disasters, Flood, Travis County, TX

Thu Jul 17, 2014

KXAN-TV Austin

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.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law

Austin American-Statesman

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.

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Wed Jul 16, 2014

Crescent-News.com

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.

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Related Topix: Texas, Corpus Christi, TX, San Antonio, TX, Eagle Ford, TX, Opinion

KXAN-TV Austin

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.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law

KWTX

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.

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KXXV-TV Waco

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.

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Related Topix: Cedar Park, TX

Mon Jul 14, 2014

KTRH-AM Houston

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.

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Merced Sun-Star

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.

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Related Topix: Texas, Corpus Christi, TX, San Antonio, TX, Eagle Ford, TX

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.

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KLTV Tyler

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.

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Related Topix: Health

Fri Jul 11, 2014

KXAN-TV Austin

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.

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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.

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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

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