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Austin City Hall has cleared the way for Municipal Court to work directly with the Texas Department of Public Safety in going after people who have not paid outstanding traffic violations. "We're going to put a hold on them and try to compel people to come into court and handle...
The Austin City Council today will consider whether to release land in eastern Travis County from the city’s extra-territorial jurisdiction. That request was made by the developers of a proposed new film studio and residential complex called Villa Muse. Developers say they need...
Austin's alleged "Mexican Mafia" boss is behind bars today, after a year-long investigation and a massive drug haul by Austin Police. Benny Martinez is identified as the head of the Austin cell of the Mexican Mafia, a prison-based gang that some say rival the Texas Syndicate for...
Three San Antonio men are is jail - Accused of robbing the Whataburger on I-35 in SanMarcos. Commander bill glasgow says the suspects shot the window out of the locked door, and went inside. Gasgow says the suspects were quickly arrested on I-5 in New Braunfels.
Police Spokesperson Michael Hubbard says the woman, who was wearing medical scrubs was arguing with two men in the parking lot; and, when an employee asked the woman if she needed help, one of the men waved a gun at her and told her he was going to start shooting. The men then...
Officials with the Texas Workforce Commission say job growth is alive and well in Texas. Robert Crawley, an economist with TWC, says last year the state saw significant job growth. He says "over the year, most categories within the state improved in economic conditions as...
Round Rock police are investigating a two-month-old boy's death at what officials believe to be an illegal day care center on Westminster Place. The home is owned by forty-three-year-old Guillermina Villanueva, who told police the child had been asleep in his crib for a short...
Austin Mayor Will Wynn has publicly apologized for the incident two years ago in which he physically escorted a man out of his condominium complex during a party thrown by another resident. In addition, the Mayor revealed he has been undergoing counseling. “It’s very...
Texas Democratic Party officials had results from fewer than half the caucus precincts by today. Crowded balloting during the state's primary on Tuesday caused so much chaos that police were called to some polling places. The more than 8,000 precinct officials are required only...