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Shutterstock photo At 9:46 pm on the evening of February 21, TCSO received a report of shots fired in the 8400 block of Linden Loop. Upon arrival, deputies discovered a man and woman who had been shot. The two victims were transported to separate hospitals; the man with multiple...
Map courtesy of City of Austin Austin Water’s Wildland Conservation will conduct prescribed burns on 60 acres of the Water Quality Protection Lands on Thursday, February 23. This tract includes the Slaughter Creek Trail. To ensure public safety the Slaughter Creek Trail will be...
(Photo Credit: Austin Transportation Department) When it comes to Austin's roads, it's no secret how treacherous they can be. But what about being a pedestrian in the Capital City? According to a new report from Smart Growth America, it's actually quite dangerous as well. The...
(Photo Credit: City of Austin) Austin Mayor Steve Adler is joining forces with other mayors across the nation for what's called a 'Day of Action,' a time in which city leaders say they are fighting to protect families from losing coverage under the Affordable Car Act. “Repealing...
(Photo Credit: SPCA) The Caldwell County Sheriff's Office has seized 421 animals from a home in Uhland, near Kyle, after getting reports of animal abuse and neglect. Deputies served a search warrant for an animal cruelty investigation on Monday at a home on Misty Dr. Along with...
The Travis County Sheriff's Office has identified the man deputies say kidnapped his ex-girlfriend on February 15, and later shot her during a standoff, as Charles Werchan, 26. Werchan reportedly kidnapped Ibeth Lopez from a Bastrop Sports Clips and led deputies on a car chase,...
Audrey Morton photo/KLBJ APD bicycle officers from the Downtown Area Command and motor officers from the Highway Enforcement Command worked a roving Hands Free Initiative in the downtown Austin Area. The main areas of focus was between Congress and Cesar Chavez and San Jacinto...
Shutterstock photo State Representative Tony Dale filed three bills to strengthen protection for victims of sexual assault and family violence. “Victims of rape, sexual assault and family violence suffer untold trauma and the State of Texas must make it easier to obtain the full...
(Image courtesy Travis County) These days it's a lot harder for Travis County to get what it needs out of the Texas legislature. Travis County Commissioners are having to face the reality that anything they want from the Texas legislature this session, including new court space...