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Photo: Shutterstock On Saturday, April 15, at approximately 3:16 a.m., Austin Police along with Austin Fire Department and Austin-Travis County EMS responded to a person drowning in the creek at 700 block of E. 4th Street. At approximately 4:14 a.m. a female was recovered from...
(Photo credit: Twitter) A lawyer defending radio host and conspiracy theorist Alex Jones in a child custody dispute says Jones is a "performance artist" whose on-air persona differs from the private man. Attorney Randall Wilhite said at a recent pretrial hearing that evaluating...
(Photo credit: Shutterstock) Austin police arrest a man they say is a "known transient" after he allegedly walked into a woman's apartment and left a big mess in his wake. According to an arrest affidavit, Robert Brantner entered the woman's apartment on Rainey Street after...
Hundreds of demonstrators have rallied in Texas as part of a nationwide effort calling on GOP President Donald Trump to release his tax returns. Protesters gathered Saturday in Austin outside the Texas Capitol as part of what was dubbed the Tax March in nearly 150 cities. Some...
(Photo: Shutterstock/RoschetzkyProductions) A new solar power plant in Pecos County is supplying Austin Energy with enough energy to power up to 75,000 homes. The Utility's Robert Cullick said this is environmentally friendly and beefs up their renewable energy portfolio, he...
(Photo: Shutterstock/ fotoinfot) A new program with Austin Community College and Concordia University Texas gives students access to a cheaper Four year degree program. Graduates can receive a Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences degree. Students would have to take two years of...
(Photo: (KLBJ) 590am/99.7fm KLBJ/ Jon Cooley) In unison with more than 150 protests around the country, A few hundred demonstrators rallied at the Texas Capital Grounds yesterday, demanding President Donald Trump release his tax returns. Among the speaker who took center stage...
(Photo: Shutterstock/ Kokoulina) UPDATE: Austin Police have identified the woman as Tia Shane Brooks, 24. Brooks was pronounced dead at the scene due to drowning. Her body was found in the 700 block of 4th street. Early Saturday morning Austin Travis County EMS was dispatched to...
(Photo: Shutterstock/ amadeustx) The Lower Colorado River Authority reported high water levels on area lakes. This has at least one waterfront business owner excited. Austin Party Cruise Manager Rick Martinez said all the rain and the constant influx of new residents to the area...