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(Photo: Shutterstock by Alex Schmidt) Just after 7:30 a.m. this morning, a woman was assaulted on the Brushy Creek Trail near Kenney Fort Blvd. She was jogging when a man attacked her. She was able to fight him off and she ran to a location with others who helped her call for...
(Photo: Shutterstock by Studio M) State Representative Paul Workman promising to strip Austin's paid sick leave mandate off the books if he's re-elected by the voters this fall. Workman says he won't stop there, also vowing to strip Austin of the fair chance ordinance dealing...
(Photo: Shutterstock by Chrisukphoto) Some lawmakers are pushing for Governor Abbott to call a special session to address the issue of gun violence and school shootings. San Antonio Representative Phillip Cortez is one of them. He wants to see more funding for things like mental...
(Photo: Shutterstock by Phillip Lange) The nonprofit City Health is out with its annual rankings and according to its president Dr. Shelley Hearne, Austin gets high marks for things like paid sick leave and long-term mobility planning but when it comes to affordable housing,...
(Photo: Shutterstock by blackzheep) Several City of Austin utility customers – both residential and commercial – have reported receiving phone calls from someone claiming to be from City of Austin Utilities or Austin Energy, demanding payment of their utility bill within a half-...
When it rained last weekend, Austin Watershed Protection engineers feared the Shoal Creek slope failure would mean flooding on Lamar. Fortunately they rerouted drainage away so only a rain event of three or more inches would cause a flood. Managing Engineer Mike Kelly says they'...
(Photo: KUT) The City of Austin is throwing $110-million at the Waller Creek Park program. Critics though, like Bill Bunch with Save Our Springs, believe the public shouldn't be burdened even further considering this $110 million comes on top of a whole stream of public dollars...
They're out of room at the Austin Animal Center on Levander Loop. Representatives say they're waiving adoption and reclaim fees, typically $75, this Memorial Day Weekend because of heavy intake of dogs especially this past week. AAC is also asking for people to foster dogs if...
(Photo: The Statesman) Timothy Parlin is guilty on five counts of Capital Murder. That's the verdict from a Travis County jury in the deaths of Austin music teacher Kathy Blair and elderly couple Billie and Sidney Shelton. Parlin's lawyers argued that his partner in burglary...