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(Photo:Shutterstock/f11photo) University of Texas System Chancellor William McRaven will stay on the job even after his contract expires this month. McRaven's tenure has been controversial as he's clashed with lawmakers over tuition rates, illegal immigration and guns on campus...
(Image courtesy San Marcos PD) FROM THE SAN MARCOS POLICE DEPARTMENT An Ohio man was critically injured Wednesday morning after crashing a stolen vehicle on IH-35 and running into oncoming traffic on foot. At approximately 7:18 a.m., San Marcos Police Dispatch received a call of...
The City of Austin and the Austin Police Department have been in talks about a new contract for months. This week, the Public Safety Commission voted 6-2 to approve the contract, moving it on to its final stop at City Hall with a vote from the city council expected next week...
2017 has been a rather contentious year for the relationship between the City of Austin and Texas Governor Greg Abbott. The governor has been highly critical of Austin's ordinances, policies, decision-making, and the overall state of the city council and has made no bones about...
Texas State University officials say five non-students were kicked off campus for trespassing after posting white supremacist flyers and banners. A university police statement says the five men were stopped Sunday night in a parking garage at the school in San Marcos and issued...
The proposed realignment of the FM 973 roadway in east-central Travis County will be the topic of discussion at an upcoming open house hosted by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) on Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. The meeting will take place at Manor...
(Photo:Shutterstock/Roman Tiraspolsky) Lyft is releasing a list of Austin's most requested drop off spots of the year. Austin’s 2017 Lyftie award recipients. Most Visited Restaurant: Torchy's Tacos Most Visited Bar: Cheer Up Charlies Most Visited Event Space: Alamo Drafthouse...
Bee Cave Police Department Photo Bee Cave Police say 2 credit card skimmers have been discovered at the Exxon next to Hill Country Galleria on Highway 71 and RM 620. They say if you have purchased gas there sometime in the last 48 hours to check your credit card statement for...
(KLBJ FILE PHOTO) Austin wants to prove it's the most transparent city in America now. Today as part of the Open Government Initiative, the city will have a presentation at the Central Library. The city's Sabine Romero says they'll spotlight the four main areas of open...