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Photo: TSU PD Friday afternoon, June 23, Texas State University police were dispatched to McCoy Hall room 126 for a suspicious person. Officers were informed that an unknown suspicious individual went on a rant about 9/11 (terrorist attack) and reached into his backpack which...
Photo: Shutterstock Last Wednesday, June 21, a small Hays County Elections Advisory Committee met and voted to recommend the purchase of perhaps paperless and or non-verifyable new voting equipment. The vote was split on their recommendation to purchase millions of dollars of...
(Photo Shutterstock/Carl Ballou) Austin Police arrest a man who barricaded himself in a Hutto home this morning. APD's SWAT team with assistance from Williamson County Sheriff surrounded that home after a six-month long investigation into illegal gambling and money laundering...
(image courtesy AISD) Austin School Board Trustees are expected to turn their request to borrow almost a billion bucks over to you this evening. The request for over $989 million dollars includes modernizing 14 schools, buiilding a new Northeast Austin Middle School and moving...
(Photo Shutterstock/Andrey Popov) Chances are you or a property owner you know is screaming bloody murder over the city not raising the homestead exemption this year as was promised and when councilmembers and Mayor Steve Adler campaigned for office. Austin homeowners are not...
(Photo Shutterstock/Sangoiri) SB4’s first day in court is today. Austin Mayor Steve Adler will be in Federal Court this morning as the city begins its legal showdown with the State of Texas over SB-4, the sanctuary cities law. The state contends the law is constitutional because...
(Credit: Associated Press) It's been more than three months since a truck plowed head-on into a bus full of New Braunfels churchgoers and no charges have been levied against the driver, but that will likely change Monday as a grand jury hears the case. Jack Dillon Young, 20, is...
(Credit: Shutterstock) Average retail gasoline prices in Austin have fallen 4.8 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.05/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 830 gas outlets in Austin. This compares with the national average that has fallen 2.6 cents...
(Photo:Shutterstock/Africa Studio) Not satisfied to just end veteran homelessness, the City of Austin is now working on a Veterans Resource Center. Austin City Council considered having a business plan for such a center that was recommended by the city’s Commission on Veterans...