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Photo: AFD Last Friday afternoon, August 4, a home at 4907 Savorey Lane was destroyed after a fire tore through the residence, doing $150,000 in damage; the cause remains under investigation. Although no one was injured, the family lost everything. After returning to his station...
(Image Courtesy TXDOT) FROM TxDOT August 7, 2017 WHAT : Overnight northbound I-35 mainlane and FM 3406 closures canceled due to weather WHEN: Monday, August 7 from 8 p.m. until 5 a.m. WHERE: I-35 at exit 254 (FM 3406/Old Settlers Blvd.) in Williamson County AUSTIN — The Texas...
(Photo Shutterstock/my name is boy) FROM WILLIAMSON COUNTY August 7, 2017 (Williamson County, TX) – County Judge Dan A. Gattis has lifted the burn ban for unincorporated areas of Williamson County today, Monday, August 7, 2017. Please be cautious with any outdoor burning...
(Photo Shutterstock/Chesky) Austin could soon test personal delivery robots downtown. Mayor Pro Tem Kathie Tovo tried back in May to start a pilot program after she saw a promising demonstration of the technology earlier this year; which has been tested in Washington DC, Silicon...
Heavy rain and thunderstorms have been a constant in the Austin metro area since about midnight Monday morning. The storms have brought with them heavy downpours, sttrong winds, and lightning, but little in the way of flash flooding for most of the area. Within the Austin area,...
(Credit: Shutterstock) On Saturday, August 5, 2017 at approximately 6:56 a.m., APD along with Austin-Travis County EMS and the Austin Fire Department responded to 501 Deen Avenue for a call for service for a male that had swallowed a substantial amount of drugs and was showing...
Average retail gasoline prices in Austin have risen 5.7 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.12/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 830 gas outlets in Austin. This compares with the national average that has increased 2.1 cents per gallon in the last...
(Photo:Shutterstock/Catalin Rusnac) The new Oncology Department medical team at Dell Seton Medical School will focus on expanding, enhancing and connecting cancer research at UT Austin. The Oncology Department will translate the basic science research into ways to have better...
(Photo:Shutterstock/Kokoulina) Austin Police say one man in his twenties is dead when two vehicles collided around 11pm Saturday night. One of the cars caught on fire in the 6600 block of Elm Creek Drive, just south of East William Cannon drive. Austin Travis County EMS also had...