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(PHOTO CREDIT NEWSRADIO KLBJ STAFF) Some more federal dollars are coming down to help Austin with its homelessness crisis. Austin Mayor Steve Adler announces a five million dollar grant from Housing and Urban Development to help with youth homelessness. Austin's application for...
(IMAGE COURTESY CITY OF CEDAR PARK) Less than a month after Cedar Park's new city flag was rolled out, it's now coming back down. The somewhat controversial new Cedar Park flag is not flying anymore after backlash from citizens about the chosen design and the process by which it...
Photo courtesy of Hays County Sheriff's Office Hays County Sheriff Gary Cutler and San Marcos Police Chief Chase Stapp are proud to announce that the combined Hays County Crisis Negotiations Team took first place at the annual Crisis and Hostage Negotiation Seminar and...
Photo courtesy of PfISD A Pflugerville ISD “teaching superhero” has been nominated for a national educators award. Veronica Escaname, a math intervention teacher at Windermere Elementary School, was nominated for the 2016-17 LifeChanger of the Year Award, which is sponsored by...
DSHS logo The Texas Department of State Health Services today updated a fish consumption advisory for Mountain Creek Lake in Dallas County due to unsafe levels of dioxins and polychlorinated biphenyls, or PCBs, in certain species of fish. DSHS tested tissue samples from fish as...
(Photo Credit: City of Round Rock) Round Rock Mayor Alan McGraw formally announced this morning that he will not be seeking a fourth term as Round Rock mayor. McGraw has been mayor for three consecutive terms, having first been elected in 2008. McGraw was first elected to the...
(Photo Credit: Austin Police Department) Former University of Texas quarterback Vince Young has been sentenced to 18-months probation following a 2016 drunk driving arrest in Austin. According to police, Young was spotted waiting nearly ten seconds after the light turned green...
(Photo Credit: Patrick Osborn/KLBJ) Austin is among seven cities in the world that have been awarded a grant from New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg's charity to be used for what are being called "innovation teams." Austin will receive up to $500,000 annually over the next...
(Photo Credit: Shutterstock) All southbound lanes of I-35 in Kyle were closed Thursday night for several hours following a crash involving a person who was hit while trying to cross I-35. According to Kyle PD, it happened just before 9:30 p.m. near the Center Street exit. A man...