AUSTIN (AP) — The special prosecutor investigating an ethics complaint against Gov. Rick Perry wants to hire an investigator and research assistant.
In a request filed Tuesday in Travis County District Court, San Antonio attorney Michael McCrum asked to temporarily hire two staffers at a maximum cost of $2,500. That signaled that McCrum's investigation of Perry is moving forward.
In August, McCrum was named to investigate a complaint against Perry by Texans for Public Justice.
The watchdog group alleges the governor abused his power by threatening to cut funding to the Austin-based Public Integrity Unit if Travis County District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg didn't resign.
Lehmberg, a Democrat, pleaded guilty to driving while intoxicated, served time in jail but pledged to remain in office for the rest of her term ending in 2016.
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The judge presiding over the trial to oust District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg ruled Wednesday that she'll stay in office.
Mack Brown’s longtime friend and attorney said Wednesday that the veteran coach of the Longhorns has not yet made a decision on his future, but that it will come soon.
The Austin City Council will take up billing errors and problems with the appeals process at Austin Energy during Thursday's meeting.
Options for high speed Internet in Austin continue to expand. Google Fiber is coming to Austin soon, and now AT&T has announced the city will be the first for its own faster-than-ever Internet speeds.
A 15-year-old girl told police she was abducted from the parking lot at Bastrop High School on Wednesday.
After hundreds of park-goers complained about a lack of off-leash dog space in the new design of Auditorium Shores, the Austin Parks and Recreation Board is hoping a compromise will alleviate any concerns.