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Tuesday night, November 29, Austin Police Officers were dispatched to St. David’s Hospital where several victims had been shot. One of the victims, the driver, pulled up to the front lobby doors of the hospital and requested help. Medical staff came outside and observed three...
Austin's new Central library just got more expensive. The costs keep piling up. Council today considered throwing another five and half million at the project that was originally supposed to cost $90 million voter-approved dollars. City Financial Services' Greg Canally says with...
Austin's East Side Pies pizza restaurant on Airport Blvd has found itself caught up in the fake news conspiracy known as "Pizzagate," a story that has circulated the web tying Hillary Clinton to a child sex-trafficking ring run out of a pizza parlor in Washington, D.C. East Side...
FROM THE OFFICE OF STATE SEN CHARLES SCHWERTNER AUSTIN, TX -- Today, Senator Charles Schwertner (R-Georgetown) filed Senate Bill 11, a legislative package outlining substantial reforms to the way the Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) cares for the state's...
Austin's default speed limit is 30 miles per hour. That means, if there are no speed limit signs posted in a neighborhood, 30 would be the fastest a driver would be allowed to travel. But now an advisory council says that's too fast, and wants that number lowered to protect...
As lawmakers consider ways to get more children vaccinated, data shows Central Texas leads the state in the number of children who are choosing vaccine exemptions for non-medical reasons. Travis County tops the list with more than 2% of students going unvaccinated. Hays County...
Pflugerville ISD's Superintendent Alex Torrez said he'll resign when his contract is up in September 2017. Torres said he feels that now ,while the District is performing so well, is the ideal time to explore other opportunities. "It is not often that a person is able to step...
An Austin federal court today sanctioned local Austin lawyer Omar Rosales nearly $176,000 in penalties for a long, repetitive string of spurious and abusive charges that he had leveled against civil rights attorney Jim Harrington in the course of Harrington’s representing eight...
Ten acres of Travis County land in Volente is supposed to be parkland. The village and county are at odds over the two parcels on Lime Creek Road. Travis County owns about ten acres of land within the village of Volente along Lime Creek Road that's supposed to be for parks but...