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Don't be surprised if you see a local sheriff's department on national television in the coming months. Williamson County commissioners have said yes to allowing the sheriff's office to enter into a six-month contract with Big fish Entertainment, the producers of 'Live PD'. Much...
New preliminary flood risk information and updated Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRM) will be available for review by area residents and business owners beginning January 25 and ending April 24. “This is your opportunity to review the latest FEMA information to learn about local...
The Bastrop County Sheriff's Office is investigating the death of a man whose body was found dumped on the side of the road. According to Sheriff Maurice Cook, the body of Donald Ray Davis, 23, was found on the side of North Pope Bend Road on January 18. His body had been badly...
Austin Chief of Police Brian Manley has rolled out a new policy regarding an officer's use-of-force when dealing with the public. The change comes amid a national discussion about police relationships with the community, specifically non-white citizens who claim they're the...
Average retail gasoline prices in Austin have risen 3.6 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.26/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 830 gas outlets in Austin. This compares with the national average that has not moved in the last week to $2.53/g,...
(Photo: San Antonio Police) UPDATE : San Antonio Police says they have found Richard Concepcion in Guadelupe County. He was found in his truck with a self inflicted gun shot wound and is hospitalized in grave condition. 2-year-old Aaron Joseph Concepcion was found unharmed in...
(Photo: Shutterstock by Alex Schmidt) San Antonio police have been in Austin using a lower cost of living, more affordable housing, and less traffic in the Alamo City as part of a pitch to lure new officers there. Austin Police Association President Ken Casaday said some of the...
(Photo: Shutterstock by Chrisukphoto) Hundreds of women packed Austin City Hall yesterday, marching for reproductive rights and against the current administration. Mary Kay Maloney said this last year felt like a social regression. "There's just so much that's been going on this...
(Photo: Shutterstock by Yuri Zap) A virtual reality game created by an Austin game designer aims to reveal just how close to home human trafficking is. Billy Joe Cain came up with his game called Trapped after a former friend tried to get his kids in the sex and labor trade...