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The Lockhart school district has placed P.E. teacher and coach Zach Underwood on leave after complaints were filed against him. The district has not given any specifics about those complaints, but officials say they warrants swift action. It's not known if Underwood has been...
The City of Austin will host a town hall meeting to give Austin residents an opportunity to provide feedback to help the City select a new director for the Austin Public Health Department (APH). The town hall will last from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 21, in the Conley-...
(PHOTO COURTESY WILLIAMSON COUNTY) FROM WILLIAMSON COUNTY Cambria Cavern Cave Maps 2 20 2018 profile draft.pdf February 20, 2018 (Williamson County, TX) – The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) approved Williamson County’s plan to stabilize the cave entrance on...
(Photo: Shutterstock by Alex Schmidt) Austin has seen a 1.7-percent rise in violent crime since the same time last year, continuing a yearly a trend APD has dealt with since 2013. The problem has been compounded by a lack of an official police chief, as well as a lack of a...
Texas Governor Greg Abbott is calling on his office to immediately evaluate the safety standards of schools in the state in the aftermath of the Florida School Shooting. Abbott said he has some experience with this from his time as Attorney General working with the Texas School...
(Photo Shutterstock/ A3pfamily) We Are Blood-Austin's blood bank says they are experiencing a critical shortage of type O-Negative blood and platelets. A steep decline in the supply is due to what's being called terrible traumas over the weekend and a slowdown in donations due...
(KLBJ FILE PHOTO) The Lone Star Fugitive Task Force has been busy today. The task force arrested an illegal immigrant wanted for continuous sexual abuse of a child. 37-year-old Raul Martinez-Quintero was taken into custody in East Austin after a brief standoff with officers...
The proposed widening of FM 2304 (Manchaca Road) from Ravenscroft Drive to FM 1626 in southern Travis County will be the topic of discussion at an upcoming open house hosted by the Texas Department of Transportation on Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. The meeting...
The Lake Travis Independent School District says the middle school is currently under a boil water notice for unspecified reasons. A letter from Lake Travis Middle School principal Jodie Villemaire says the boil water notice was recommended by the Texas Commission on...