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(credit: Texas Dept. of Family and Protective Services)

State Welfare Workers Fired After Child’s Death

Three child welfare employees have been fired and additional investigators have been assigned to Travis County after a 2-year-old boy whose questionable care long had been known to authorities was found dead last month in a southeast Austin field

10/02/2014

Mugshot of Texas Governor Rick Perry. (credit: Travis County Sheriff’s Office)

Texas Gov. Perry Turns Himself In

Governor Rick Perry was booked-in and fingerprinted just like every other defendant charged with a felony.

08/19/2014

Governor Rick Perry (credit: CBSDFW.COM)

No Arrest Warrant Being Issued For Gov. Perry

A judge has decided not to issue an arrest warrant for Texas Gov. Rick Perry, a court official said Monday, meaning the Republican can continue traveling the country and gearing up for a possible 2016 presidential run despite being indicted on two felony counts of abuse of power.

08/18/2014

A lab assistant drops mosquitoes into test tubes to prepare them for West Nile Virus testing. (credit: im Boyle/Getty Images)

First Case Of West Nile Reported In Texas

Texas has it’s first case of West Nile this season.

07/04/2014

A field sample of mosquitoes that could carry West Nile Virus is seen at a county health department. (credit: David McNew/Getty Images)

Texas Reports First West Nile Case This Season

Authorities at the Texas Department of State Health Services have confirmed the state’s first human case of a West Nile-related illness.

07/03/2014

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Texas 10-Year-Old Suspected In 11 Burglaries

An investigation into nearly a dozen attempted burglaries in Central Texas has led to the arrest of three youths, including a 10-year-old suspect.

CBS 11–04/24/2014

(Photo courtesy Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, 2013)

2 Rescued After SUV Swept Away In Central Texas Flooding

A man and a woman say they spent hours clinging to trees above a flooded, roaring creek in Central Texas after their SUV was washed away, and were finally rescued early Thursday by helicopter.

10/31/2013

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Flooding Forces Evacuations In Central Texas

Emergency personnel rescued people on Thursday who were stranded by floodwaters in Central Texas. The flooding even forced evacuations in parts of some cities.

10/31/2013

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Grand Jury Doesn’t Indict Texas DA For Behavior

A Travis County grand jury has declined to indict District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg over her jailhouse behavior following an April arrest for drunken driving.

10/04/2013

Lance Armstrong

Armstrong Sells His Austin Estate

Disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong has sold his Austin estate. The property has been Armstrong’s home since 2004, and was the site of his infamous Oprah Winfrey interview.

04/11/2013

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Freestone County Sheriff Indicted, His Captain Arrested

Authorities say the Freestone County sheriff has been indicted and a sheriff’s captain arrested for submitting fraudulent information to the state agency that oversees law enforcement training standards.

03/28/2013

Austin, Texas, Formula One

EPA Doing Flyover Of Austin Before F1 Race

Federal officials will do air quality flyovers of the Central Texas racetrack where the Formula One U.S. Grand Prix will be held Sunday.

11/14/2012

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