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(image courtesy AISD) An AISD School bus gets in a minor crash in downtown Austin this afternoon. The bus with 44 students from Kealing Middle School collided with another car at the corner of 15th Street and North Lamar. KXAN reports EMS was dispatched as a precaution but AISD...
A previously deported Mexican sex offender is arrested in North Austin today. The Lone Star Fugitive Task Force says 33-year-old Juan Ricardo Artea-Castaneda was wanted for felony aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, for beating and stabbing his father in the head with a...
The Austin Police Department is requesting the assistance of the public in a sexual assault case. On Friday, Sept. 15, 2017, at approximately 5:45 a.m., a female was jogging on the hike and bike trail near East Ave. and Cummings St. The female was on the trail prior to being...
A month after implementing some changes around the ARCH homeless shelter in downtown Austin, phase 2 is getting underway Monday. The first 30 days are being called a success. The normal line of people wrapped around the building at night has minimized, trash is not amassing...
Paperwork and technology concerns have been raised for special education students in Texas displaced by Hurricane Harvey. The Austin American-Statesman reports disability rights advocates are urging families of special education students to inquire about replacing assistive...
Congressman Roger Williams (R – Austin) took to the House floor last week to honor Fort Hood on its 75th Anniversary. Since becoming a permanent military installation, “The Great Place,” has proven its resiliency time and time again. It is the only post in the United States...
Average retail gasoline prices in Austin have fallen 3.8 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.51/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 830 gas outlets in Austin. This compares with the national average that has fallen 4.7 cents per gallon in the last...
(Photo:Shutterstock/ f11photo) Because of Texas' population growth and an increased number of high school graduates applying to the University of Texas. The university is making its auto acceptance requirements a bit tougher. Currently, Texas high school seniors graduating in...
(photo:shutterstock by Yuri Zap) A traffic accident in Austin may have given a young woman her freedom. Austin police are accusing a man of forcing an 18-year-old from Houston into prostitution. APD report they were investigating a car accident, when the victim told first...