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(Photo Shutterstock/Carl Ballou) Austin Police arrest a man who barricaded himself in a Hutto home this morning. APD's SWAT team with assistance from Williamson County Sheriff surrounded that home after a six-month long investigation into illegal gambling and money laundering...
(image courtesy AISD) Austin School Board Trustees are expected to turn their request to borrow almost a billion bucks over to you this evening. The request for over $989 million dollars includes modernizing 14 schools, buiilding a new Northeast Austin Middle School and moving...
(Photo Shutterstock/Andrey Popov) Chances are you or a property owner you know is screaming bloody murder over the city not raising the homestead exemption this year as was promised and when councilmembers and Mayor Steve Adler campaigned for office. Austin homeowners are not...
(Photo Shutterstock/Sangoiri) SB4’s first day in court is today. Austin Mayor Steve Adler will be in Federal Court this morning as the city begins its legal showdown with the State of Texas over SB-4, the sanctuary cities law. The state contends the law is constitutional because...
(Credit: Associated Press) It's been more than three months since a truck plowed head-on into a bus full of New Braunfels churchgoers and no charges have been levied against the driver, but that will likely change Monday as a grand jury hears the case. Jack Dillon Young, 20, is...
(Credit: Shutterstock) Average retail gasoline prices in Austin have fallen 4.8 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.05/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 830 gas outlets in Austin. This compares with the national average that has fallen 2.6 cents...
(Photo:Shutterstock/Africa Studio) Not satisfied to just end veteran homelessness, the City of Austin is now working on a Veterans Resource Center. Austin City Council considered having a business plan for such a center that was recommended by the city’s Commission on Veterans...
(Photo:Shutterstock/Hazem.m.kamal) Austin City Council unanimously added electronic cigarettes to the anti-smoking ordinance this week. Some vapers were worried about not being able to use their devices at their favorite shops but Travis County Central Health Director Phil Huang...
(Photo: Shutterstock/Syda Productions) Central Texas educators remain adamant to state legislators that the public school funding formula isn't working. Tax collections from Round Rock ISD taxpayers are coming in at $341 million that will go to maintenance and operations, but...