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18 hrs ago | Nevada Appeal

Texas not upset by Tesla 2-step to Nevada

AUSTIN, Texas - Officials with Tesla Motors visited Williamson County at least eight times over six months as they sought a site for the company's $5 billion battery factory, going as far as hiring an Austin lawyer to negotiate in a series of meetings with local and state officials. The electric car company's intense interest in 1,200-plus acres between Hutto and Taylor galvanized the two communities and Williamson County to create a rare mega-site for manufacturing served by a rail line.

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Related Topix: Texas, Austin, TX, Tesla Motors, Startups, Hutto, TX

Yesterday | KXAN-TV Austin

Travis County lifts burn ban

A ban on outdoor burning in the unincorporated areas of the county has now been lifted. Commissioners in both Travis and Williamson counties had voted just one week ago to put the burn bans in place.

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Related Topix: Travis County, TX

Fri Sep 12, 2014

KXAN-TV Austin

Colton's death: the players' backgrounds

Court records paint a picture of Meagan Work as a young, unmarried mother who grew up in a broken home and over the years, was unable to steer clear of the court system. As a young adult, the main male figures in Work's life were her longtime boyfriend and her son's biological father.

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Related Topix: Leander, TX, Cedar Park, TX

WFAA-TV Dallas

Police find remains believed to be missing boy

Police said Friday they have found remains of a small child believed to be Colton Brandt Turner, a missing 2-year-old boy. Central Texas police find remains believed to be missing boy Police said Friday they have found remains of a small child believed to be Colton Brandt Turner, a missing 2-year-old boy.

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Related Topix: Cedar Park, TX, Austin, TX

12NewsNow.Com

Missing child's remains found in Southeast Austin

The search for missing 2-year-old Colton Brandt Turner turned tragic Friday as a child's body was found in Southeast Austin where the FBI, Austin and Cedar Park police were searching in a wooded area near the intersection of Burleson Road and Felter Lane. "We have every reason to believe the remains of that child are those of little Colton Turner," Cedar Park Chief of Police Sean Mannix said in a news conference Friday afternoon.

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Related Topix: Austin, TX, Cedar Park, TX

KXAN-TV Austin

Record development puts drinking water at risk

A major source of clean drinking water stored in the Central Texas Edwards Aquifer is under increasing threat of contamination or pollution from a record number of development projects stretching from Williamson County to the north, south through Travis and Hays Counties and southwest to Comal and Bexar Counties, according to environmental experts. And they are concerned the state agency in charge of enforcing rules aimed at protecting that fragile water source will fall behind.

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Tue Sep 09, 2014

KXAN-TV Austin

Travis and Williamson Counties issue burn bans

"Despite spotty rain, parts of our area remain dry with Western Travis County facing moderate fire danger," said Travis County Fire Marshal Hershel Lee. "The heat and lack of significant rainfall increase the chances that fires can start and spread quickly."

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Related Topix: Travis County, TX, Weather, Smoking, Medicine, Health

FireHouse.com

Texas FD Wants to Add Medics, Ambulances

Sept. 09--Georgetown's proposed budget includes a new program that would allow firefighters trained as paramedics to take patients to the hospital in some cases instead of waiting for Williamson County EMS to arrive. The program would include nine new firefighters trained as paramedics and two transitional response vehicles, which are essentially ambulances outfitted with some firefighting equipment.

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Mon Sep 08, 2014

Newswise

Texas Producers Find New Oil Fields -- Olive Groves

Texas has been known for its oil production for almost 150 years. Now, a new oil industry is sprouting in what may bring producers cash and consumers a local, edible choice - olive oil.

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Related Topix: Texas, Supplement, Olive, Agriculture, Science, Carrizo Springs, TX

Fri Sep 05, 2014

KXAN-TV Austin

Williamson County deputy constable suspect in steroid bust

Williamson County Deputy Constable Don Glen Zachary is one of the 22 Texas suspects arrested by federal authorities in connection to an Austin-area steroid distribution ring, according to County spokeswoman Connie Watson. Zachary works out of Precinct 2, and as of Thursday was suspended with pay.

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Related Topix: Austin, TX, Leander, TX, Round Rock, TX

KWTX

Alleged Leaders Of Steroid Ring Arrested In Central Texas

Federal authorities have arrested 22 people in an investigation of a steroid distribution ring whose leaders live in Williamson County, the U.S. Attorney's Office said. The men are accused of conspiring to distribute more than 1,000 doses of steroids in tablet form and more than 200 vials of steroids in liquid form.

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Related Topix: Killeen, TX

KXAN-TV Austin

Greg Kelley

A convicted child molester whose supporters are trying to get him a new trial is being transferred to state prison Friday. A jury convicted Greg Kelley in mid-July of sexually abusing a child at an in-home day care in Cedar Park.

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Related Topix: State Prisons, Prison, Cedar Park, TX

Daily Kos

Fifteen Years in the same Job at Papa John's and still making only $8.50 an Hour?

This week we've seen an entire new battlefront open with the fight for a Living Wage. In more than 150 cities arond the nation worker protested yesterday for a $15 Minimum Wage arguing that most of the people at these jobs are over 20 years old.

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Related Topix: African-American, Somerset County, England, World News, United Kingdom,

The Austin Chronicle

Pot Brownies Case Moved to November

A motion to suppress evidence was filed in early July, but it appears Jacob Lavoro will have to wait a few more months for adjudication. In a Williamson County court Thursday, Judge Stacey Mathews set the next hearing for the 19-year-old made famous for baking pot brownies to mid-November.

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Related Topix: Round Rock, TX

KCBD-TV Lubbock

Federal agents charge Texans in steroid ring

The U.S. attorney's office announced Thursday that the ringleaders of the operation live in Williamson County. Authorities say the men conspired to distribute more than 1,000 doses of steroids in tablet form and more than 200 vials of steroids in liquid form.

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Thu Sep 04, 2014

KXAN-TV Austin

Georgetown bat found in building was infected with rabies

A bat infected with rabies was found Wednesday at the Williamson County Inner Loop Annex office building, 301 S.E. Inner Loop, in Georgetown. Williamson County Sheriff's Office Animal Control responded to a call regarding a bat on the ground on the east side of the building at approximately 10 a.m. Anyone who had contact with the bat that morning is urged to call Animal Control at 512-864-8282 or the Texas Department of State Health Services at 254-778-6744.

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Related Topix: Georgetown, TX, Round Rock, TX, Austin, TX

Wed Sep 03, 2014

KXAN-TV Austin

Williamson Co. corrections officer accused of indecency with a child

A corrections officer in Williamson County is facing charges of indecency with a child after being accused of inappropriately touching an 11-year-old girl. The girl said during an interview at the Williamson County Children's Advocacy Center that 59-year-old James Watson Kelley touched her inappropriately Aug. 21, while he was babysitting for her at his apartment.

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The Clifton Record Online

Texas' Vesicular stomatitis alert

Ranchers should be on the lookout for cases of vesicular stomatitis as 53 cases have been confirmed in Texas this year; one equine case as close as Falls county.

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Related Topix: Falls County, TX, Bastrop County, TX

Mon Sep 01, 2014

Austin American Statesman

Out & About: Clint Black Benefit, Inventor Chip Thomson, Austin History and more

CHARITY: This his how networking unfolds at a charity event. The table, cluttered with food and drink, sat in the middle of the room, not far from the stage.

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Related Topix: Inventions, Life, Science / Technology, Charity , Austin, TX, Metal, Reveille

Thu Aug 28, 2014

KXAN-TV Austin

Baby born at Williamson County courthouse

Firefighters and paramedics jumped into action last week when it was clear there was no time to rush a laboring mommy-to-be to the hospital.

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