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Thursday, August 20th, 2015

Texas capitol arson suspect also torched Buda cop car, police say

A man suspected in the arson of a vehicle at the Texas state capitol earlier this month has also been identified as the main suspect in the arson of a Buda Police cruiser.

Monday, August 10th, 2015

Authorities seek man for questioning in car arson at Texas Capitol

WITH VIDEO | A man involved in "suspicious activity" near the Texas House speaker's office is also being sought for questioning about a car fire outside the Capitol last week, a Texas Department of Public Safety spokesman...

Saturday, June 20th, 2015

Capitol may finally get African-American monument

After more than 20 years of efforts to place a monument to African-Americans on Capitol grounds "littered" with Confederate tributes, state lawmakers have approved $1.5 million that should bring the African-American Texans memorial monument to fruition.

Monday, January 28th, 2013

Video: Hundreds crowd capitol to ‘rally for life’

The state's Republican leaders each took turns at the microphone on Saturday afternoon to rouse what Gov. Rick Perry called a record crowd at the annual Texas Rally for Life. Attendees marched up Congress Avenue to the...

Wednesday, January 19th, 2011

Video: Governor’s inaugural

Texas Gov. Rick Perry was sworn-in Tuesday for an unprecedented third full term, proclaiming the state "a beacon of opportunity" and predicting that historians will look back on this time as the "Texas century." The governor and...

Monday, June 9th, 2008

From Hays CISD: Cornerstones laid for two new schools

Two new Hays CISD elementary schools are on their way to opening in August with the leveling of their cornerstones late last month.