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(Photo:Shutterstock/Alexander Zamaraev) Now that the Sunset legislation has passed, preventing local governments from regulating what property owners do with trees on private land is expected to come up during the Special Session. Governor Gregg Abbott called it the definition...
Two large brush fires broke out early Saturday afternoon. The first one started in Hays County just before noon and hindered people from traveling to the annual Float Fest in San Marcos. Several departments worked in unison to extinguish the blaze near FM 621 and Scull Road, the...
Stephanie Martinez went before committee on Friday less than 24 hours after she was carjacked and mugged. Her venture to the Capitol was to give lawmakers her thoughts on the impending bathroom bills which would limit facility usage to those whose sex was assigned to them at...
(Photo:Shuttterstock/xplux24) Austin Travis County EMS were called out to Lake Travis Saturday after a single engine Seaplane crashed into the water. First responders were called out to Starnes Island, just southwest of Volente Beach, near mile marker 32 where they found a 40-...
(Photo:Shutterstock/Katja Pruess) Austin's fire department put out a gas station fire Friday afternoon, at the Exxon station on 290 and FM 1826. The smoke eaters said they had to put out only one pump after a vehicle drove off with the nozzle still in the tank, pulling the pump...
(Photo:Shutterstock/karamysh) More homes are being built in Austin but, things like high demand and high labor costs is keeping several homes out of an affordable price range. The Workers Defense Project tells reporters low pay and the current political climate is also forcing...
(Photo:Shutterstock/Detailfoto) I-35 mainlanes will be temporarily closed to north and southbound traffic, until 10 Saturday morning and close again Saturday night from 11 pm until 10 am Sunday morning, for partial bridge demolition. During the closure, I-35 mainlane traffic...
(Photo:Shutterstock/Kokoulina) APD Robbery is seeking assistance locating the individual responsible for at least ten Aggravated Robberies of businesses in Austin, Pflugerville and San Marcos. The suspect enters businesses, displays a handgun, and demands money from the register...
TXDoT rendering I-35 mainlanes will be temporarily closed to north and southbound traffic from 11 pm until 10 am Friday and Saturday nights, July 21 and 22, weather permitting, for partial bridge demolition. Mainlane closures will begin at 9 pm. During the closure, I-35 mainlane...