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(Photo:Shutterstock/Kichigin) The long-delayed, over budget Mopac Project has made the governmental agency tasked Austin's road construction a little wiser. Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority President Mike Heilegenstein said among lessons learned is that they'll never...
(Photo:Shutterstock/Rob Crandall) US Attorney General Jeff Sessions was in Austin pushing the Trump Administration’s immigration policies addressing a gathering of State and Federal law enforcement. But before Sessions made it through the Western District office doors, A few...
Campus police at Texas State have found another batch of flyers promoting white supremacy plastered on university buildings. Texas State's President Denise Trauth said the flyers were taken down immediately and police are investigating. Below is the statement from the university...
(Photo:Shutterstock/Kokoulina) A Pflugerville man is dead after losing control of his truck on CR 458 just west of Coupland. The Williamson county Sheriff's Office reported, Charles William Kuempel, 85, was speeding into a curve and according to the report, "took evasive action...
(Photo:Shutterstock/Kokoulina) Thursday, October 19, 2017 Time: Approximately 8:22 a.m. Location: 5000 block of Alf Avenue Deceased: Magdaleno Benitez Flores, Hispanic male, born 10/2/1992 On Thursday, October 19, 2017, at approximately 8:22 a.m., Austin Police responded to a...
In the wake of Hurricane Harvey’s devastating floods across southeast Texas, Texans believe that government, the news media and insurance companies responded well, but they give especially high marks to neighbors and fellow Texans for responding to the crisis, according to the...
A University of Texas/Texas Tribune poll released today shows many Texans don't think much of President Donald Trump. Twelve hundred were surveyed and nearly half of them disapprove of the job he's doing. However 70 percent of Republicans approved. Nearly every Democrat surveyed...
(Credit: Twitter) The local district attorney says she won't pursue possible charges against Austin police officers involved in three shootings, citing a change in how her office handles such cases. The Austin American-Statesman reports that Travis County District Attorney...
(Credit: Associated Press) Nearly one year since the election of President Donald Trump, Texas voters remain divided on his job performance, but give him high marks for his handling of Hurricane Harvey, according the latest University of Texas/Texas Tribune poll. The poll,...