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Fireworks Pop Off, Warehouse Blaze Ensues

No one was hurt in a blaze Sunday at a fireworks warehouse in Bastrop, and firefighters were able to contain the flames from the outside, officials said.

06/30/2013

Marijuana Plants

3,500 Marijuana Plants Found In Central Texas

A repeat drug bust at a rural plot in Central Texas has led to the confiscation of about $5.25 million worth of marijuana plants.

06/20/2013

West Plant Explosion (credit: Getty Images)

Volunteer Support In West Continues

The massive clean up in West, Texas seems to have only just begun. Many residents are now preparing for their condemned homes to be destroyed, including Joye Nors, who lived blocks away from the explosion site.

05/11/2013

Tasha, Dead Grass

Texas Mayor Discovers Dog Carcasses On City Property

The mayor of a small Central Texas town has found dozens of dog carcasses illegally dumped on city property and has demanded an investigation.

12/04/2012

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Life Sentence After 5th Drunk Driving Conviction

A 45-year-old Central Texas man is going to prison for at least 15 years after receiving his fifth conviction for drunken driving.

11/30/2012

Teachers talk in an empty school hallway as a pupil leaves a classroom. (credit: Boryana Katsarova/AFP/Getty Images)

Texas Teacher On Leave After Boy’s Mouth Taped

A Central Texas middle school teacher has been put on paid leave after an 11-year-old student complained his mouth was taped shut.

11/02/2012

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Nation’s Fastest Road Set To Open In Texas

Motorists, start your engines. It’s opening day for the Texas toll road with the nation’s fastest speed limit. Highway 130 will open Wednesday after three years of construction.

10/24/2012

A high school football field sits empty. (credit: AP Photo)

Central Texas High Schools Diverge Over ‘Dixie’

For two Central Texas school districts, football games have forced a discussion about whether to play a song that’s part of a long Southern tradition: Dixie.

10/20/2012

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Decaying Crickets Causing Stink In Waco

Several businesses in the Central Texas town of Waco are dealing with a smelly problem that won’t go away: decaying cricket carcasses trapped in walls and collected on sidewalks.

10/01/2012

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Austin Panel Wants Salamanders ‘Endangered’

An environmental panel for a Central Texas city has recommended endangered status for four salamander species.

09/07/2012

Steel towers carry power transmission lines. (credit: Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

Groundbreaking For New Temple Power Plant

Ground has been broken for a 758-megawatt, natural gas-fueled power plant to serve Central Texas.

09/06/2012

AUSTIN, TX -  SEPTEMBER 6:  Aerial view of burned area around Bastrop. TX Tuesday September 6, 2011.  Several large wildfires have devastated Bastrop County since Sunday.  (Photo by Erich Schlegel/Getty Images)

Fire-Ravaged Bastrop Park Begins Restoration

Wildlife officials are working on restoring Bastrop State Park, where historic wildfires claimed 95 percent of the trees one year ago. But it will take plenty of manpower, time and money.

09/03/2012

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