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(Photo:Shutterstock/RoschetzkyProductions) Austin has officially submitted a bid to lure the highly sought-after Amazon second headquarters. The Austin Chamber of Commerce tells KLBJ they submitted the city's bid a day ahead of Amazon's deadline. Experts say Austin is one of the...
(Photo:APD/PIO) The Austin Police Department Robbery Unit is investigating a series of East Austin convenience store robberies that occurred between September 25 and October 16, 2017. Robbery dectectives are requesting the public’s assistance in identifying the suspect...
(Photo: KLBJ 590am/99.7fm KLBJ/ Jon Cooley) The iconic shop has been in operation since the early 90s, but as of Tuesday night, Uncommon Objects shuttered its South Congress doors for the final time. Friends and family members of the shop owner, Steve Wyman and his staffers and...
(KLBJ FILE PHOTO) Travis County Commissioners could make the criminal, civil and family court systems more transparent and accountable. The Data Dashboard mission aims to produce and display metrics that shows how the courts are performing and identify potential issues. County...
(KLBJ File Photo) Austin City Council pores through the latest draft of the rules governing land use in the city called CodeNEXT, in a work session yesterday. Councilmember Ellen Troxclair did not like that the burden of sidewalk installation goes to Austin property owners if...
Investigators say the pilot of a Texas hot air balloon that crashed and killed 16 people flew with enough Benadryl in his system to have the equivalent blood-alcohol level of a drunken driver. National Transportation Safety Board investigators said Tuesday at a hearing in...
(Credit: Central Health District) Residents in Dove Springs and Del Valle are filing a lawsuit against Central Health claiming the funds that should be covering indigent medical care are not being properly used. It's been an ongoing battle, specifically regarding $35-million...
On Tuesday, Oct. 17, at approximately 4:20 a.m., deputies with the Williamson County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to an alarm activation at the Blackland Hills Gun Works in Hutto, TX. Upon arrival, responding deputies found the front window broken. Approximately 10 – 15...
(Credit: Department of Public Safety) The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is asking for the public’s help in solving the 1982 murder of Ruth Elizabeth Bettis, and an increased reward of up to $6,000 is being offered for information that leads to the arrest of those...