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(Photo:KLBJ590am/99.7fm/Jon Cooley) Austin Interim Chief Brian Manly got a heated grilling from activists at the final public meeting to meet the perspective Chief of Police. Some walked away unimpressed, like Austinite Rachel Zuniga, who called Manley's answers, diplomatic and...
(Photo: Shutterstock by Ricardo Garza) The landslide at Shoal Creek could be a ticking time bomb for the city and residents living up top. Plastic-like clay between two layers of limestone that got very wet after being very dry is what caused the Shoal Creek slope failure...
(Photo: Shutterstock by WoodyGraphs) Authorities have arrested multiple Travis County tax collector officials on suspected fraud charges, and all tax collector satellite offices are closing until further notice as a result. In a statement Friday, Travis County Tax Assessor-...
(Photo: Shutterstock by Andre Popov) Front Steps, the group that operates the ARCH homeless shelter in downtown, has been given a six-month extension to continue running the shelter. It will cost another $1-million but Mayor Steve Adler thinks no amount of money is too small to...
In an effort to strengthen the district’s substance abuse prevention efforts, the Lake Travis school board voted unanimously to expand the LeaderForLife student wellness program during its regular meeting Wednesday, May 16. Beginning with the 2018-2019 school year, enrollment in...
(Photo: ATCEMS) A man in his fifties is in critical condition at St David's South Austin hospital after being stung by a swarm of bees while having a heart attack. Austin Travis County EMS says it happened this morning around the FM 1625/Turnersville Road area in southern Travis...
(Photo: KSAT 12) Two former Bandidos leaders are found guilty by a jury on 13 counts in the 2006 murder of an Austin man in front of his family. Former national president Jeffrey Pike and vice president John Portillo were heavily involved in the order to kill Anthony Benesh who...
The Austin Police Department’s Organized Crime Division received information from U.S. Customs and Border Protection that two mail parcels from China, destined for Austin, were intercepted. Each contained a kilogram of synthetic K2 powder. Following a controlled delivery sting,...
The City of San Antonio passed an ordinance in January that raised the age to purchase cigarettes and other tobacco products to 21, making it the first city in Texas to do so. Now, the Austin City Council may be poised to follow suit. On Wednesday, the Health and Human Services...