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Austin City Council members who support red light cameras say they want to find a system that won’t cost the city much money or effort. City Council Member Lee Leffingwell says the goal of a red light camera system would not be to boost the city’s revenues, but he also wants to...
A new report from the City Auditor’s office finds dozens of homeowners along Lake Travis should be paying city property taxes, but they are not receiving a bill from the city. That’s because hundreds of homes along Lake Austin were classified as exempt from property taxes in the...
Commissioners agreed to revise the traffic signal timing at Brodie at Capistrano and Brodie at Green Emerald. Stepahnie Miller lives at that second location and doesn't think that will help. They also agreed to help put up radar activated speed limit signs that show the driver...
The founder of the Christ of the Hills Monastery, Samuel Greene, Junior, pleaded guilty in 2000 to child molestation charges and got what amounts to 10 years' probation. Another monk, Jonathon Hitt, got a 10-year sentence in connection with that 1997 case. Both Greene and Hitt...
The Rolling Stones make it official---they are coming to Austin. The Band tells concert-industry magazine “Poll Star” it will play Zilker Park on October 22nd. That’s a Sunday night. Austin parks officials have said that it takes about two months to prepare for an event of that...
An advocate for the Mexican poor warns the time for a comprehensive immigration reform plan is now, because we can expect an even greater influx of illegal immigration after the recent elections. Erica Dahl-Bredine works with Catholic Relief Services, which provides humanitarian...
Blanco County joined by state and federal authorities arrest five monks at the Christ of the Hills Monastery. Two are charged with sexual assault of a child. The charges stem from alleged sexual abuse of a teenage boy in 1993. Deputy sheriff W.T. Smith says they believe there...
Travis County will not be closing Brodie Lane at F-M 1626, but other changes will be coming soon. For example, commissioners agreed to revise the traffic signal timing at Brodie at Capistrano and Brodie at Green Emerald. Stepahnie Miller lives at that second location and doesn't...
Four men accused of using the Internet to solicit sex from minors were arrested during a two-week undercover operation by Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott's office. Arrested in July were: 25-year-old William Noel Shrum of The Woodlands; 26-year-old Guadalupe ``Wally''...