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Today, students from at least 16 Austin schools are joining the Texas Capitol Walkout for Gun Safety to protest gun violence. The student-led event coincides with others taking place across the country during today’s “National Day of Action Against Gun Violence in Schools,”...
A judge shot during an assassination attempt outside her Austin, Texas, home has told jurors that there were times she wanted to die following the 2015 attack. State District Judge Julie Kocurek testified Thursday that "at one point, I felt I was so damaged and I wanted to die...
Elon University in North Carolina has conducted a study of hundreds of residents in the 16 cities still in the running to become the home of Amazon's massive second headquarters. Within Austin, the results show most people are in favor of luring the online retail giant to the...
On Friday morning, hundreds of Austin-area students are expected to stream out of their classrooms to protest for stricter gun laws for legal gun owners. They'll be taking part in 'National School Walkout' in response to school shootings, most recently at Marjorie Stoneman...
On Thursday, Westlake High School officials were alerted to a post on Snapchat that ultimately led to the arrest of a student. According to Principal Steve Ramsey, school resource officers were alerted to the post and quickly began investigating. The post in question involves a...
Officials with the Hays Consolidated Inpedendent School District have called in more police officers and crisis counselors following an online threat aimed at the campus on Thursday. According to Hays High School principal David Pierce, the Hays County Sheriff's Office is...
The Hays County Commissioners Court has proclaimed April 21-28 as National Infant Immunization Week in Hays County. Court members urged parents to ensure their children are immunized, and thanked the Hays County Local Health Department staff for their outreach to parents...
The Texas Department of Transportation announced on Wednesday a plan to wipe the slate clean for people who have racked up hefty late fees for unpaid tolls. According to TxDOT, more than $1-billion in late fees have been forgiven, but only those that had accrued up to March 1,...
The City of Austin announced Wednesday what officials call the crucial first step in launching an initiative to improve identity services for its homeless population. The MyPass Initiative will reportedly provide people experiencing homelessness with the option to store their...