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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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Texas Woman Aims For Skunk, Shoots Husband

Authorities said that a Central Texas woman accidentally shot her husband in the abdomen with a handgun Sunday night while trying to kill a skunk in their yard.

08/27/2012

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Texas High School Athlete Suffers Stroke

A Central Texas high school football player is hospitalized in intensive care after suffering a stroke.

08/24/2012

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Texas Salamanders Eyed For Endangered List

Federal officials have proposed adding four Central Texas salamander species for the endangered species list and designated 6,000 acres of Central Texas as critical habitat.

08/22/2012

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4 People Shot In Texas Walmart Parking Lot

Police said that a suspect is in custody after four people were shot during an altercation in the parkin lot of a Walmart store in Central Texas early Sunday morning.

08/20/2012

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Central Texas Veterans Wait Longest For Claims

It takes about 393 days for a veteran in Central Texas to process a disability claim, an average of five months longer than those who live elsewhere.

08/06/2012

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