Local & State

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June 21, 2018 - 8:21 am
AUSTIN (KJCE) -- Gas prices continue to drop across the Lone Star State, according to the latest numbers from AAA Texas. The average price for a gallon of regular unleaded fuel in the Austin-San Marcos metro area is $2.66 this week, down four cents from last week's average of $2.70. The average is...
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June 21, 2018 - 8:14 am
(KJCE) -- Planning a getaway for Independence Day this year? You're not alone. AAA says 3.4 million Texans will travel 50 miles or more away from home for the July 4th holiday. It's a 5.7 percent increase over last year and the highest number since AAA started tracking holiday travel 18 years ago...
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courtesy Kyle Police Department
June 20, 2018 - 4:46 pm
KYLE, Texas (KJCE) -- A suspect has been arrested in a fatal hit-and-run accident in Kyle late last month, officials say. Kyle Police say 47-year old Gilbert Villegas, a San Marcos resident, was apprehended Wednesday morning in the Houston area. Villegas is facing a charge of Accident Involving...
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David Caltabiano/KABB/WOAI via AP
June 19, 2018 - 3:03 pm
DALLAS (AP) — Five people have been charged in a "smuggling scheme" following the fatal crash of an SUV that was fleeing Border Patrol agents and sheriff's deputies in South Texas, federal prosecutors said Tuesday.
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June 19, 2018 - 10:30 am
AUSTIN (KJCE) -- Austin ISD trustees approved the district's $1.6 billion budget Monday night, covering the 2018-19 school year. Nearly $670 million of the tax dollars that AISD collects will go to the state in recapture payments - a figure that officials say represents more than half of the tax...
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Robin Jerstad for The Texas Tribune
June 18, 2018 - 4:12 pm
by EMMA PLATOFF, The Texas Tribune Finally heeding calls from his colleagues on both sides of the aisle, state Sen. Carlos Uresti announced his resignation Monday, four months after he was found guilty of 11 felonies. The news comes just over a week before the San Antonio Democrat is set to be...
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courtesy Texas Department of Agriculture
June 18, 2018 - 3:52 pm
AUSTIN (KJCE) -- Officials are warning of a credit card skimmer found in a north Austin gas pump. The Texas Department of Agriculture says the skimming device was found in pump #20 at the 7-Eleven Exxon station at the corner of Burnet Road and Anderson Lane in north Austin. Officials say law...
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June 17, 2018 - 5:29 pm
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Spain's King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia are in San Antonio to celebrate the city's tricentennial and its roots as a Spanish colonial village. The royal couple attended a welcoming ceremony Sunday hosted by Mayor Ron Nirenberg and other city officials at the Spanish Governor's...
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David Caltabiano/KABB/WOAI via AP
June 17, 2018 - 4:38 pm
BIG WELLS, Texas (AP) — At least five people were killed and several others hurt Sunday as an SUV carrying more than a dozen people during a suspected "smuggling event" crashed while fleeing from Border Patrol agents in South Texas, authorities said. The SUV carrying 14 people went out of control...
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Michael Ciaglo/Houston Chronicle via AP
June 17, 2018 - 4:14 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — Texas Sen. Ted Cruz has triumphed over late night TV host Jimmy Kimmel in their much-hyped charity basketball game that Kimmel dubbed the Blobfish Basketball Classic. With each basket worth a single point, Cruz topped Kimmel 11-9 in a two-hour one-on-one match they agreed to...
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