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A Williamson County detective was arrested for drunk driving. Georgetown Police arrested Cody N. Jones on Sunday. Jones has been with the Williamson County Sheriffs Department for about ten years and has been placed on administrative leave pending the outcome of the...
(Image courtesy City of Austin) Link to the list and map FROM THE CITY OF AUSTIN AUSTIN – A new Affordable Housing Listing of income-restricted affordable housing units subsidized or incentivized by the City of Austin—including a map of their locations—has been posted online to...
"Don't criminalize the homeless." That's the message from a group who is advocating for an end to city ordinances that targets the homeless, including one that bans them from sleeping on downtown sidewalks and another that regulates panhandling. Albin Sanderson is homeless and...
If you're one of the thousands of Austin Water customers who has dealt with an unexplained spike in your bill, it could be all thanks to two former meter readers. According to utility officials, those two meter readers worked for Corix, the former company contracted to read the...
The City of Austin is on a mission to get as many low-income housing units crammed into each council district as possible, and the latest push may involve your input this November. Council members Greg Casar, Delia Garza, and Sabino "Pio" Renteria are calling for a $300-million...
The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) will open a new driver license office in Georgetown (located at 1100 Westinghouse Rd Georgetown, TX 78626) at 8 a.m. on Monday, April 9. In preparation for the opening of the new facility, the old Georgetown Driver License Office (...
Work to construct an intersection between the new SH 45SW expressway and FM 1626 is getting underway. To accommodate construction, crews will need to reduce FM 1626 to one lane in each direction between Lewis Lane and Bliss Spillar Road. The lane reduction will also involve...
Activists are again demanding a seat at the table as the city decides on a new police chief. Chris Harris with Grassroots Leadership says the public is entitled to give its approval or denial of any candidate, including the current interim chief. Harris says allowing the city...
Accusations fly from both sides during day one of the trial of a man accused of killing a popular Austin choir teacher. Shawn Gant-Benalcazar is on trial for stabbing Kathy Blair to death in 2014 as he was burglarizing her house. Prosecutors say he stabbed her when she woke up...