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(Photo: Shutterstock By OpenRangeStock) On October 27 at approximately 7 a.m. the Williamson County Sheriff’s Organized Crime Unit and the STAR team executed a search warrant at the 900 block of Los Vista Drive in Leander. The warrant was executed following an investigation of...
(Photo: Shutterstock by David Smart) On Saturday, October 28 from 10 A.M. to 2 P.M., the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give the public its 14th opportunity in seven years to participate in the National Prescription Drug Take Back. The program helps prevent...
(Photo: Shutterstock by Alex Schmidt) Austin Police Department (APD) is announcing a Halloween night DWI initiative for the Austin metropolitan area. This initiative will be a “No Refusal” DWI initiative, in which officers will apply for a search warrant to obtain blood from...
(Photo: Shutterstock By Alexander Raths) The Austin Police Department wants to ensure a safe evening for those celebrating Halloween on Sixth Street. Due to expected large crowds on Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017, Sixth Street will be closed to vehicular traffic from Brazos Street to...
(Photo: Shutterstock by tontkiti) Modernizing the facilities in the Austin School District, that's what Education Austin's Ken Zarifis says the 1.1 billion dollar bond package is all about. "It's the largest single investment in Eastside schools that we've ever had. That's...
(Photo: Shutterstock By photopeerayut) The Moody Foundation has been giving money to Austin parks for decades. Now it is granting 9.7 million dollars to restore Pease Park, following a 15 million dollar grant to transform Waterloo Park. "They are both very much the crown jewels...
(Photo from Facebook) A South Austin neighborhood is on edge from rock attacks. Neighbors in the Southway area by Ben White and South 1st say for months there have been sporadic rock throwing attacks coming from the Union Pacific railroad tracks. Patricia Potyka says the first...
(Image courtesy TxDOT) Drivers in Round Rock tonight and tomorrow night may want to avoid I-35 and Old Settlers Blvd. The freeway will be shutdown there starting at 10PM. Crews will begin demolishing the overpass bridge at FM 3406 and that means traffic will be diverted off the...
(KLBJ FILE PHOTO) The man accused of shooting to death a woman on 6th Street last year is convicted of murder. 26-year-old Endicott McCray was convicted of killing 30-year-old Teqnika Moultrie and injuring four others while trying to shoot his brother-in-law during a fight...