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(KLBJ FILE PHOTO) Travis County Commissioners could make the criminal, civil and family court systems more transparent and accountable. The Data Dashboard mission aims to produce and display metrics that shows how the courts are performing and identify potential issues. County...
(KLBJ File Photo) Austin City Council pores through the latest draft of the rules governing land use in the city called CodeNEXT, in a work session yesterday. Councilmember Ellen Troxclair did not like that the burden of sidewalk installation goes to Austin property owners if...
Investigators say the pilot of a Texas hot air balloon that crashed and killed 16 people flew with enough Benadryl in his system to have the equivalent blood-alcohol level of a drunken driver. National Transportation Safety Board investigators said Tuesday at a hearing in...
(Credit: Central Health District) Residents in Dove Springs and Del Valle are filing a lawsuit against Central Health claiming the funds that should be covering indigent medical care are not being properly used. It's been an ongoing battle, specifically regarding $35-million...
On Tuesday, Oct. 17, at approximately 4:20 a.m., deputies with the Williamson County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to an alarm activation at the Blackland Hills Gun Works in Hutto, TX. Upon arrival, responding deputies found the front window broken. Approximately 10 – 15...
(Credit: Department of Public Safety) The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is asking for the public’s help in solving the 1982 murder of Ruth Elizabeth Bettis, and an increased reward of up to $6,000 is being offered for information that leads to the arrest of those...
(Credit: Associated Press) A Texas lawmaker expects federal investigators to call for hot air balloon pilots to obtain medical certificates following a crash last year that killed 16 people. The July 2016 crash in a pasture near Austin, Texas, was the worst hot air balloon...
(Credit: Major League Soccer) Precourt Sports Ventures, LLC (PSV), owner of Columbus Crew SC since 2013, announced today that it is exploring strategic options to ensure the long-term viability of the Club, including remaining in Columbus at a new stadium or potentially...
If you are a Williamson County property owner expect your property tax bill in the mail this week. County Tax Assessor Larry Gaddes said in some cases bills are higher because of increasing property values, but depending on the taxing entity your bill may actually go down. "In...