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(Photo Shutterstock/ Roschetzky Photography) State transportation leaders are pondering their next moves as Gov. Greg Abbott and Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick have told TxDOT not to include any toll lanes on road projects in Austin, particularly I-35 and 183. "The way that we did toll...
(Photo:Shutterstock/Kichigin) The City of Austin has begun looking at ways to mitigate the backups on Cesar Chavez caused by the new Mopac toll lanes. CTRMA board member Daniel Armbrust said it's frustrating that the tolls have just shifted congestion to a new location, but...
(KLBJ FILE PHOTO) Austin Police are gearing up for another No Refusal weekend. The No-refusal period, as usual will begin at 9pm Friday night through 5AM Saturday and repeat from 9PM Saturday through 5AM Sunday. If you get pulled over and refuse to voluntarily submit a breath or...
(Photo:Shutterstock/Yevhen Prozhyrko) A Hutto man is arrested nearly two years after a woman says she was sexually assaulted and throw tossed out of a car. Roy Walters is accused of sexual assault and could face 20-years in prison. Officials say a snag in the DNA processing is...
(Photo:shutterstock/NEstudio) The Austin Police Department has finally hired a new director for the forensics lab. The Statesman reports Dr. Dana Kadavy will start next week and will oversee all operations, including fingerprint and blood analysis. Last year APD fired the former...
(Photo:Shutterstock/Roschetzky Photography) The University of Texas has expanded its clear bag policy to include events at the Frank Erwin Center. The polict was put in place earlier this year for sporting events on campus and it requires an bag brought in that's larger than 4.5...
(Photo:Shutterstock/Roschetzky Photography) The University of Texas has expanded its clear bag policy to include events at the Frank Erwin Center. The polict was put in place earlier this year for sporting events on campus and it requires an bag brought in that's larger than 4.5...
(Image courtesy City of Austin) Time is running out for South Austin residents who want to have a say in what the City of Austin will do along busy major corridors like William Cannon and Slaughter. Click here for the City's official survey. Sunday the 26th is the last day that...
(Credit: Associated Press) The family of former U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge says they're cautiously optimistic that he'll make a full recovery from a heart attack. A Monday statement issued through a family spokesman said Ridge remained in an intensive care unit...