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(Photo: Shutterstock by Alex Schmidt) Two men are in an Area Hospital after a stabbing and police shooting in a North Austin neighborhood. APD Chief Brian Manley said when police arrived at the home in the Austin Woods area there was one man on the ground with several stab...
(Photo: Shutterstock By Sergey Nivens) Roughly 75-percent of Austinites polled in a new survey say they want a Major League Soccer team, and 60-percent want a stadium. 41-percent want the revenue that an MLS team might generate, and Josh Babetski with the MLS Supporters Union...
(Photo: Shutterstock by woodygraphs) Tuesday could be the magic day for Republicans in Congress. That's when a vote is expected on the tax reform bill. Senator John Cornyn said on ABC's This Week that he thinks the votes are there. "This will benefit hardworking American...
(Photo: Shutterstock by Alex Schmidt) There has been a rash of K2 overdoses near downtown again. In the latest incident APD, Austin Fire and EMS responded to a call for nine patients having trouble because they took the synthetic drug. Two of those patients were serious enough...
(Photo: Shutterstock by photopeerayut) A neighborhood group charges Austin City Council to be again favoring developers over residents in Northwest Austin. Last year Council secretly granted variances to the developers of a huge apartment complex on 2222 and 360 which is...
(Photo courtesy of Governor's office) Governor Greg Abbott today participated in a ceremony at the Texas State Cemetery where he joined Wreaths Across America in honoring Texas veterans. This ceremony is part of the annual National Wreaths Across America Day and the is the...
(Photo YouTube) The head of UT is stepping down. University of Texas Chancellor Bill McRaven is resigning from his position in May. UT Regent Steve Hicks tells a Texas Tribune reporter it was just announced to the regents. The Chancellor's office confirms the report. McRaven's...
(KLBJ FILE PHOTO) Austin City Council gets an update from staff about where the community is on the idea of mandatory paid sick leave for Austin employers. Ever since Councilmember Greg Casar brought up the issue months ago, stakeholders have been talking about it. While no...
Roy Moore underperformed Donald Trump in Alabama among voters. The head of the Travis County GOP says that's no reason for Republicans to push the midterm panic button. According to Travis County Republican Party Chairman Matt Makowiak, Moore's loss is a stunning turnaround for...