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(Photo: Shutterstock Johnathan Weiss) One of the victims of the shooting at a suburban Waffle House was from the Austin area. In a statement from the Hays School District The district says it joins the family and friends of Joe R. Perez in mourning his death. The statement says...
(Photo: Shutterstock by Philip Lange) The city has certified that there are enough signatures on a petition to force a November vote on CodeNEXT. "We hope very soon they will vote to just let it be placed on the ballot in November," said Linda Curtis with IndyAustin. Curtis said...
(Photo: Shutterstock By Rob Byron) The Leander school board will vote next month on whether or not unassigned EpiPens will be stored in nurse's offices. The district's Brad Mansfield says these would be available to any student, with or without a prescription. "It gives us the...
(Photo: Shutterstock by Alfie Photography) The mobility authority celebrates a milestone on 183 South. Not only is 50-percent of the work finished, but the northbound main lanes between 51st and Springdale have also finally opened. Project Manager Aaron Autrey says there's still...
(Photo: Shutterstock by Oren Schatz) A new poll says a majority of Texans are for stricter gun laws. Central Texas Democrat Congressman Lloyd Doggett said he's for the gun control ideas put forth by the students behind the Texas Capital Walkout. "I personally don't support the...
Despite being one of the largest school district in Texas, the Round Rock Independent School District does not have its own police department. That may soon change, however, follosing an endorsement from Superintendent Steve Flores, Round Rock PD Chief Allen Banks, and...
Two teen inmates have been caught a day after escaping from a juvenile prison in Giddings, Texas, about 100 miles northwest of Houston. The Texas Juvenile Justice Department said in a release that 16-year-olds Brice Ryan Karalis and Bryan Ernando Villanueva were arrested Sunday...
Following a tragedy in mid-air that killed a woman from New Mexico last week, Southwest Airlines began an inspection of its engines on Sunday, leading to numerous cancellations across the nation. As of Monday morning, the tests have not been completed and thus even more delays...
A pre-dawn crash on Monday morning caused some early headaches for drivers on northbound I-35. A driver of a dump truck lost control and crashed in the 7600 block of northbound 35, leading to the closure of all lanes in the area as well as the closure of the 183 flyover,...