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(Photo:KLBJ 590AM/99.7FM (KLBJ)/Jon Cooley) The country's oldest living World War II veteran, and Austinite Richard Overton is recovering from Pneumonia at St. Davids Hospital. Family members of the 111-year-old army veteran said Overton was taken to the hospital early Thursday...
(Photo:TxDoT/PIO) The Texas Department of Transportation will close northbound I-35 at FM 3406 (Old Settlers Boulevard) on Sunday night, while crews and cranes lift and place large beams for a new southbound to northbound U-turn bridge, currently under construction. The FM 3406...
(Photo:Shutterstock/Kichigin) As part of an all-out effort to complete asphalt resurfacing of MoPac before the summer paving season ends, southbound MoPac will be reduced to just one lane the weekend of August 11th to 14th. The lane closures on southbound MoPac between RM 2222...
(Photo:Shutterstock/Lifted Up Aerial Photography) An emergency plan to house homeless people downtown in some city buildings is being looked at Austin City Hall. Council directed staff to look at what buildings could be used for such a purpose for about two months. Councilmember...
(Photo:Shutterstock/Brandon Seidel) A tax swap plan between Austin and AISD is still getting plenty of pushback. Council member Ellen Troxclair said there are a whole host of problems she sees in the plan that proposes to raise your property tax by as much as 14.4% while AISD...
(Photo: Shutterstock/Kokoulina) A man in his thirties was stabbed at the East Austin Zaragosa park last night. Austin Travis County EMS reported the man was taken to Dell Seton Medical center with potentially life threatening injuries.
(Photo:Shutterstock/flysnowfly) One of Austin's World War two veterans got some help sprucing up his home from the Austin Police Explorers program yesterday. Dozens of teens thinking of joining the force gathered at 95-year-old Bob Goolsby home and helped him and his wife clean...
(Photo:Shutterstock/Esin Deniz) Scores of families, pet lovers, and more wrapped around the Williamson County Animal Shelter, to save a cat or kitten from almost certain death. Shelter officials reported it launched an emergency $1 adoptathon in an effort to adopted out at least...
(Photo:Shutterstock/Panchenko Vladimir) A new study solidifies what many critics of Austin's former ridesharing ordinance were saying after Uber and Lyft ceased operations last year. The belief was among many that Uber and Lyft are such powerhouses that many people would choose...