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The Texas Department of Transportation and the Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority will conduct a public hearing to discuss the proposed mobility improvements to US 290 and SH 71 through Oak Hill on Thursday, May 24, 2018, at Bowie High School, located at 4103 West...
The Hays County Commissioners Court on Tuesday noted that the last week of May is the three-year anniversary of the Memorial Weekend floods and proclaimed May 21-25 as Flood Awareness Week. Hays County Assistant Emergency Management Coordinator Justin McInnis told the Court that...
It has now been six months since the Austin Police Association and the City of Austin were unable to reach an agreement on a new contract. Negotiations continue, but neither side appears to be very close to striking a deal. As of Thursday, stipends that many officers had been...
The Austin Police Department will be conducting a No Refusal Initiative that will coincide with the upcoming Memorial Day holiday and the Republic of Texas (ROT) Motorcycle Rally. This initiative will be in effect from May 24 - June 10 and will be operational from 3 p.m. - 5 a.m...
A conspiracy theorist arrested after telling a Texas church that the killing of more than two dozen of its worshippers was a hoax is free on bond after another arrest - this time on a weapons charge. Court documents show that federal and state authorities on Wednesday arrested...
Local Austin radio host and conspiracy theorist Alex Jones is facing another defamation lawsuit by families of the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre for claiming the shooting was a hoax. Relatives of six of the 26 victims and an FBI agent who responded to the...
The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is joining law enforcement efforts across the state this Memorial Day weekend to help keep Texas roadways safe and encourage motorists to practice safe driving habits. From Friday, May 25, through Monday, May 28, DPS Troopers will be...
(Photo: KXAN) Update 4:02: 13 arrests have been made -- as well as -- authorities have issued 13 warrents. Three Georgetown residents are behind bars for promoting prostitution. Yingbo Xu, 45, Janhong Li, 46, and Xiaolin Yang, 46, are all facing 20 year prison sentences as part...
An Austin bar owner is accused of sexual assault at a bar he owns in Fort Worth last December. Police arrested 41-year-old Israel Espiricueta for allegedly raping a female patron from his Library Bar in his hotel room after she had passed out. Espricueta owns The Love Goat and...