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Austin's future commuter rail operator rolled out the welcome mat Tuesday afternoon to a crowd of cameras and microphones, as administrators inch closer to opening the downtown to Leander line. Capital Metro hopes some extra creature comforts will help keep seats full. Rich...
The man suing over his arrest by Austin police three years ago discusses his conflicting statements about the case. Ramon Hernandez was arrested by three Austin police officers after a hit-and-run accident in 2005. They used tasers and a nightstick to subdue him. Hernandez’s...
Sometime in the next several months, new online features of the Texas sex offender registry will include the addition of offenders' place of employment and job titles. Marty Griffith, Director of the Williamson County Adult Probation Department, says this is a good move on...
It happened just before midnight in the 82-hundred block of Old Bee Caves Road when a driver zips around the curves of that roadway, tragically losing control of the car they were driving. Sgt. Brian Miller with Austin Police Department says their preliminary investigation...
A coalition of neighborhood and animal rights groups has suffered a setback in their attempt to block the City of Austin from opening a new animal shelter east of I-35. A state district judge has ruled against those groups in their lawsuit, which challenged the city’s decision...
Williamson County Officials are estimating between 175 and 200 acres will go up in flames near Florence. All area fire departments and the Texas Forest Services have responded to the north-west Williamson County grass that started around 3:00pm this afternoon. The county’s...
A man believed to have pulled the trigger at an apartment complex near Rundberg Lane and Middle Fiskville Road early Sunday morning is now fighting for his own life in Brackenridge Hospital. Just after six o'clock Sunday morning, Austin Police responded to a report of shots...
The FBI today identified the victims as Ronald Withrow of Roaring Springs, Texas, and John Roy Young of Kansas City, Missouri. Roaring Springs is about 75 miles northeast of Lubbock. Withrow worked for JPI Worldwide when he was kidnapped in January 2007. Young worked for...
According to court records Joshua Thomas Swain, 19, became angry with his two-month old son Jason and held the baby under his arms and then began to shake him violently. While talking to Hutto Police, Swain did acknowledge that what he did was wrong. After being transported to...