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(Photo Shutterstock/ welcomia ) Travis County Sheriffs Office will get some help with their already robust auto theft enforcement efforts. The Sheriffs Combined Auto Theft Task Force includes 17 counties all trying to thwart car thieves. Kristin Dark with the Sheriffs Office...
(Photo Shutterstock/Victor Moussa) Travis County Commissioners move forward on a lawsuit against opioid manufacturers and distributors. Dozens of Texas counties are pursuing similar legal action for the reasons that Austin attorney Dan Richards says he's glad Travis County is...
(Credit: San Marcos Police Department) San Marcos police have called off their search for Kara Ryan, a 14-year-old girl who'd been missing since Friday. Ryan was last seen when she left her home on the 200 block of Horseshoe Bend without permission Dec. 8 at about 11:06 a.m. Her...
(Photo:Shutterstock/Roman Tiraspolsky) The Rideshare wars are heating up as LYFT is pushing a new driver benefit program that gives them access to more education. Austin Lyft GM, Aaron Fox said they are partnering with the benefits company Guild Education, to help their drivers...
(Photo:APD/PIO) Austin Police point to a savage sexual assault as a key example of the dangers of prostitution. A woman soliciting on Backpage.com found out first hand after meeting up with William Black, 42, ealier this month in north Austin. APD’s Dennis Goddard reported, the...
Rhonda G. Patrick will serve as the founding Executive Director of the new Austin-Travis County Sobering Center, a facility created to address public safety issues related to public intoxication more effectively than a jail cell. The Sobering Center, a joint project between the...
The Austin Police Operation Blue Santa needs volunteers to join in the fun of delivering packages to families and children starting at 8 a.m. Saturday, December 16, 2017. There is no need to sign up ahead of time. Those wishing to volunteer can simply arrive at the Austin Police...
A spokesman says former U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge expects to leave a Texas medical facility in time to be home in Maryland for Christmas. Ridge suffered a heart attack on Nov. 16 while attending a Republican Governors Association conference in Austin, Texas. He'...
The City of Austin and Travis County are preparing to announce the appointment of a permanent Executive Director of a new Sobering Center to tackle binge drinking and public intoxication on the streets of Austin. The Executive Director will be named and introduced at a press...