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(Photo: Shutterstock.com) Travis County StarFlight and firefighters from Emergency Services District 1 were honored by Travis County Commissioners today. Last week during the big wildfire in northwestern Travis County, two firefighters became surrounded by flames and were...
Since last week, three threats have been made toward the campus, including two just yesterday. One of which was a bomb threat and another unspecified threat made last night, neither of which turned up anything of concern. Last week, police looked into another unfounded threat...
Three parents who lost children in the Sandy Hook Elementary mass shooting are suing local conspiracy theorist Alex Jones over his belief that the shooting never happened, and was instead a staged event with crisis actors. Neil Heslin, who lost his 6-year-old son, along with...
The United States is in the middle of an opioid overdose epidemic. Opioids, including prescription opioids, heroin and fentanyl killed more than 42,000 people in 2016, more than any year on record, according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). In this month’s Travis County...
A new key commerce area is breaking ground in one of the nation’s fastest-growing cities -- Kyle, Texas, just twenty-minutes south of Austin-Bergstrom International Airport. Hays Commerce Center, which sits on 108-acres, is a mixed-use master development situated on the west...
Texas State University Student Government impeached Student Government President Connor Clegg during its final meeting of the year on April 16. The previous attempt to conduct the impeachment trial on April 11 did not proceed because a quorum was not established. Clegg now has...
(Photo: Shutterstock by Digital Storm) The State Fire Marshal’s Office (SFMO) says despite a lengthy investigation by its investigators and the Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF), no one has ever been arrested and charged with setting fire to the fertilizer plant in West on...
Another phone scam is hitting people in Austin. Travis County Sheriff's information officer Kristen Dark says a caller will claim you have an arrest warrant, and to avoid arrest you must pay via a wire transfer or gift card immediately. Dark says these scammers are targeting...
The guitar that Austin blues legend Stevie Ray Vaughan developed his chops on was auctioned off in Dallas yesterday. The 1951 Fender Stratocaster given to Vaughan by his older brother Jimmie. It was expected to fetch upwards of $400 thousand but when the hammer fell, sold for $...