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Gov. Rick Perry makes the most of being booked and fingerprinted after his indictment; political strategists Harold Cook and Brendan Steinhauser weigh in on whether the newly released mugshot will affect his 2016 campaign; Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson weighs in on the Perry indictment and more.

08/19/2014 08:27 PM

Gov. Rick Perry arrived at the Travis County Jail just after 5 p.m. Monday to be booked on the two felony charges against him, misuse of power and coercion of a public servant.

Updated 6:33 AM

Legal Experts Warn Perry Case Could Be Hard to Prove

The two counts a Travis County grand jury charged Gov. Perry with on Friday are rarely-used corruption laws, and a number of legal experts say it's going to be a tough road to hoe for prosecutors. Our political reporter Karina Kling takes a look at the charges and what the prosecutors have to prove.

Updated 08/19/2014 07:42 PM

Volunteers Give and Receive at Imagine Art

Some people volunteer even as they are getting help from others. On this "Giving Back," our Jess Mitchell shows us how artists who get help from Imagine Art also give back at the same time.

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AUSTIN

Prosecutor McCrum Well Respected in Legal Circles

We're learning more about the special prosecutor assigned to the Gov. Perry probe. Mike McCrum spent a year looking into the allegations against the governor. Now our John Salazar has the latest on McCrum from a district judge who has seen him in action for years. 08/19/2014 06:12 PM

AUSTIN

City Council to Set Maximum Tax Rate

On Tuesday, city leaders set the maximum tax rate at 48.09 cents, meaning the city will bill the owner of a $200,000 home at most $960. Our City Reporter Jeff Stensland takes a look how much more Austin families will pay for water and electricity. Updated 6:30 AM

AUSTIN

Work Starts at New Auditorium Shores Dog Park

Construction began Tuesday on the new off-leash dog area at Auditorium Shores. While the work won't be complete until February, dogs will still have a place to play while crews are working. 08/19/2014 06:57 PM

SAN MARCOS

San Marcos Rattlers' Stadium Nearing Completion

In one month, the San Marcos High School football team will play its first home game in its own stadium—if the stadium is finished that is. Our Hays County Bureau Chief Russell Wilde shows us how the construction is coming. 08/19/2014 07:07 PM

AUSTIN

FCC to Require Ability to Text 9-1-1

Reporting a crime or an emergency will soon be as simple as sending a text message. The FCC is requiring cell phone companies to allow people to text 9-1-1, rather than making voice calls, but as our Geoff Bennett tells us, the technology has some challenges. 08/19/2014 03:43 PM

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