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An October survey by Opinion Analysts that polled 400 likely Austin voters shows that three out of four Austinites approve of bringing a Major League Soccer (MLS) club to town. Almost 60 percent of those polled approve of building a privately financed soccer stadium on...
New U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen is decrying "sanctuary cities" in a state that recently approved strict laws banning them. President Donald Trump's former deputy White House chief of staff, Nielsen was confirmed by the Senate last week. She's visiting...
Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Lakeway today announced that it will be opening a sleep laboratory to identify and treat all forms of sleep disorders. The Sleep Lab, part of the Scott & White Sleep Institute accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine,...
(KLBJ FILE PHOTO) A motorcyclist is fighting for his life at Dell Seton Medical Center after falling 25 feet from the upper deck of southbound 183 after he crashed winto a car this afternoon. Austin Travis County EMS says it happened shortly after 2PM. A man in his 50s was taken...
(Photo Shutterstock/ welcomia ) Travis County Sheriffs Office will get some help with their already robust auto theft enforcement efforts. The Sheriffs Combined Auto Theft Task Force includes 17 counties all trying to thwart car thieves. Kristin Dark with the Sheriffs Office...
(Photo Shutterstock/Victor Moussa) Travis County Commissioners move forward on a lawsuit against opioid manufacturers and distributors. Dozens of Texas counties are pursuing similar legal action for the reasons that Austin attorney Dan Richards says he's glad Travis County is...
(Credit: San Marcos Police Department) San Marcos police have called off their search for Kara Ryan, a 14-year-old girl who'd been missing since Friday. Ryan was last seen when she left her home on the 200 block of Horseshoe Bend without permission Dec. 8 at about 11:06 a.m. Her...
(Photo:Shutterstock/Roman Tiraspolsky) The Rideshare wars are heating up as LYFT is pushing a new driver benefit program that gives them access to more education. Austin Lyft GM, Aaron Fox said they are partnering with the benefits company Guild Education, to help their drivers...
(Photo:APD/PIO) Austin Police point to a savage sexual assault as a key example of the dangers of prostitution. A woman soliciting on Backpage.com found out first hand after meeting up with William Black, 42, ealier this month in north Austin. APD’s Dennis Goddard reported, the...