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(Photo: KLBJ 590am/99.7fm KLBJ/ Jon Cooley) A few hundred people gathered around the peak at Cedar Park's Veterans Memorial Park Saturday morning for a new display along the grounds, it's the Gold Star Families Monument Memorial. Organizers say it is the first monument of it's...
(photo:shutterstock/ Valentina_G A piece of Austin history is up for grabs and Mayor Steve Adler says the city should try and save it. "One of the properties, the Old Negro School out on Montopolis, is going to be put on the market and I think the city ought to consider being a...
(photo/shutterstock: Alfie Photography More traffic headaches await you again tonight on I-35 and Oltorf as TxDOT continues to demolish and replace the bridge overpass as part of a $40 million dollar project. TxDOT's Diann Hodges said this started a couple of months ago. "We...
(photo:shutterstock Bird-Lee) An Austin child escapes the clutches of their kidnapper, and Austin Police want your help finding the man. Officials say the suspect asked the kid to help him find his dog. The victim went with the man after he offered a cash reward, he then forced...
(Photo: Austin Police Dept./PIO) One of Austin's Finest is being honored Friday, for putting a stop to the 2015 Omni Hotel gunman. Officials say the shooter killed one man that day and fired upon responding officers. Among them was Officer Carlos Lopez who took out the gunman...
(Photo:Shutterstock/KuLouKu) The Austin-area town of Rollingwood's Police Department has all but moved out of its headquarters this morning, thats because of mold from recent floods. While Rollingwood PD Chief Dayne Pryor said they didn't get hit so much from Harvey , previous...
(Photo:Shutterstock/Impact Photography) Austin City Council members are in New Orleans today as the fate of the Texas law banning sanctuary cities is going to be decided there by a three-judge panel on the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals. The state is hoping they overturn a lower...
(Photo:KLBJ 590am/99.7fm KLBJ/ Jon Cooley) A homeless man is charged with sexually assaulting a woman jogging on one of Austin's hike and bike trails Friday. Richard McEachern, 22, was found near the scene of the crime, and matched the discrimination of witnesses and was charged...
(Photo: KLBJ 590am/99.7fm KLBJ/ Jon Cooley) The old highland mall is seeing more redevelopment as Austin Community College started its phase 2 renovations of the Highland campus. ACC CEO Richard Rhodes said the college is building more for its nursing, culinary, tech schools and...