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(Photo Shutterstock/Carl Ballou) From Travis County Sheriffs Office On the evening of June 22, 2017 Jonestown Police responded to a report of an accident in the 10,000 block of Deer Canyon Drive. At approximately 7:00 pm, TCSO assumed the lead role in the investigation at the...
(Photo Shutterstock/only_kim) Austin Energy is ramping up its climate protection plan and it’s going to cost you plenty. In an effort to reduce the city’s carbon footprint Austin Energy tells City Council they plan to accelerate shutting down the Decker Power Plant and pulling...
(Google Earth screen shot) An 1800 foot stretch of sidewalk in North Austin is the first to be finished under the $720 mobility bond Austin voters approved last year. Austin's Transportation Department is getting ready to send crews and machines down to South Austin for some...
The Austin Police Department’s Robbery Unit is requesting the public’s assistance in identifying two suspects and a vehicle of interest connected to an Aggravated Robbery on June 15, 2017. The victim was followed to his residence and robbed by two suspects who were armed with a...
(Credit: Shutterstock) Contrary to what you might expect, states with legalized recreational marijuana don’t have a greater increased rate of car accident deaths than states that prohibit the drug, according to a new study published in the American Journal of Public Health...
(Credit: Associated Press) Seeing Whole Foods products first in your Amazon searches? Breezing through the grocer's stores with an app that scans affordable produce? Those are among the possible scenarios that unnerved the food industry last week, when Amazon announced a $13.7...
(Credit: Shutterstock) The Austin Police Department announced a Weekend No Refusal DWI initiative which began the weekend of January 6, 2017 and will run each weekend through September 2017. Each initiative will be in effect from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. each Friday and Saturday night...
PfISD logo Pflugerville High School was announced today as one of 10 finalists in the Reader’s Digest “Nicest Place in America” contest. The high school was selected following the magazine’s review of hundreds of submissions from across the U.S. Those wishing to vote for...
(Photo Shutterstock/Rommel Canlas) Austin City Council adds electronic cigarettes or vaping to it's anti-smoking ban. Travis County Central Health Director Doctor Phil Huang (Wong) applauds the measure. "I think this is something good for public health.. Dr. Huang says the...