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On Friday morning, hundreds of Austin-area students are expected to stream out of their classrooms to protest for stricter gun laws for legal gun owners. They'll be taking part in 'National School Walkout' in response to school shootings, most recently at Marjorie Stoneman...
On Thursday, Westlake High School officials were alerted to a post on Snapchat that ultimately led to the arrest of a student. According to Principal Steve Ramsey, school resource officers were alerted to the post and quickly began investigating. The post in question involves a...
Officials with the Hays Consolidated Inpedendent School District have called in more police officers and crisis counselors following an online threat aimed at the campus on Thursday. According to Hays High School principal David Pierce, the Hays County Sheriff's Office is...
The Hays County Commissioners Court has proclaimed April 21-28 as National Infant Immunization Week in Hays County. Court members urged parents to ensure their children are immunized, and thanked the Hays County Local Health Department staff for their outreach to parents...
The Texas Department of Transportation announced on Wednesday a plan to wipe the slate clean for people who have racked up hefty late fees for unpaid tolls. According to TxDOT, more than $1-billion in late fees have been forgiven, but only those that had accrued up to March 1,...
The City of Austin announced Wednesday what officials call the crucial first step in launching an initiative to improve identity services for its homeless population. The MyPass Initiative will reportedly provide people experiencing homelessness with the option to store their...
On Friday, students across America will once again be staging large protests against guns through class walkouts, and the Austin school district is trying the stay ahead of it. Superintendent Dr. Paul Cruz has sent a letter home to parents informing them of the preparations, as...
(Photo:KLBJ 590am/99.7fm/Jon Cooley) Austin Interim Police Chief Brian Manley was in Washington DC to brief the House Homeland Security committee on the bomber investigation. Chief Manley documented the individual bombings over the three week period and their thought process,...
Specifically between Mansfield Dam and 2222. While Lakeway and Bee Cave are about to get $59-million from TxDOT, it doesn't cover that particular stretch. So when Austin asks you to vote yes on a bond package this fall, the City of Austin is hoping voters will approve the $180-...