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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...
Former U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge is out of the hospital more than two weeks after suffering a heart attack and is continuing his recovery in a Texas rehabilitation facility. A Tuesday statement issued through a family spokesman quoted Ridge saying he's making...
San Marcos Police have issued an arrest warrant for the man they say fatally shot Officer Kenneth Copeland Monday afternoon. The warrant names Stewart Thomas Mettz (09/18/1966), who remains in an Austin hospital under medical care. He has not yet been charged in the shooting...
Travis County Commissioners get an update on the county jail population today. The Travis County Jail Population Management Group consists of city, county and state justice stakeholders like the police, sheriffs and attorneys meet regularly and keep track of this. The group says...