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(PHOTO CREDIT DANIEL KRAYSON/SHUTTERSTOCK) New experimental traffic signals for bicyclists are coming to downtown Austin. Cycling activist Miller Nuttle of Bike Austin says this is good news whether or not you ride a bicycle. "That it's going to make the street more predictable...
(Photo Credit: Office of the Police Monitor) Austin Police Monitor Margo Frasier has released the latest activity report for the community. The data covers the 2015 year and shows there's still a disparity in the number of African-Americans who are pulled over by police compared...
Jon Cooley photo/KLBJ State Representative Dawnna Dukes is still working in the legislature, after a brief stop in the Travis County Court House. With a pair of lawyers beside her, Dukes said she will continue her work as a law maker, adding the Texas children in Child...
Photo courtesy of PfISD Longtime Pflugerville ISD football coach Thomas Aultman has been named the men’s athletic coordinator for Weiss High School, which opens in fall 2017. Aultman currently serves as the assistant head coach and defensive coordinator at Hendrickson High...
(PHOTO CREDIT A KATZ/SHUTTERSTOCK) One of Donald Trump's cabinet picks is getting no love from Austin education leaders. Ken Zarafis of Education Austin says he is appalled that billionaire Betsy DeVos was even considered for Education Secretary. Zarafis, who says he was a...
photos courtesy of Hays County Sheriff's Office Facebook page The Hays County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an aggravated assault that occurred the Tuesday morning in the 400 block of Limestone Trail, Dripping Springs. The investigation revealed the victim was beaten with a...
Shutterstock photo On January 8, about 3:30 pm, Austin Police report a red 2006 Ford Explorer was traveling northbound on the east frontage road in the 12200 block of Highway 183 North, approaching Riata Trace Parkway. The bicyclist was traveling westbound on Riata Trace,...
Police in San Marcos are investigating the death of an infant girl. According to the father, he fell asleep for roughly 20 minutes on Tuesday afternoon as the 2-month-old girl played in an infant bouncer. When he woke up, he claims she was unresponsive, cold to the touch, and...
(Photography by Rich at Paul Marcus Photography/FROM FACEBOOK) Austin State Representative Dawna Dukes has been indicted by a Travis County Grand Jury on three felony counts. Dukes has reportedly been charged with two counts of abuse of official capacity and one count of...