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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...
(KLBJ FILE PHOTO) The Travis County Expo Center could grow three times its size if one local group has its way. Austin Sports & Entertainment, led by sports empresario Andrew Nestor and a former UT swimmer wants to expand the expo center from a 12 thousand seater to a 40...
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...
(Credit: San Marcos Police Department) Police have revealed the identity of an officer shot and killed while serving a warrant in Central Texas. A statement issued by San Marcos, Texas, officials said 58-year-old Officer Kenneth Copeland died Monday afternoon after being shot...
The City of Austin has completed the preliminary engineering report for the Guadalupe Corridor Improvement Program and published the report online . The preliminary engineering report, also known as a Corridor Mobility Plan, contains recommendations to enhance mobility, safety...
Governor Abbott has ordered Texas flags in the City of San Marcos and in any surrounding municipalities or political subdivisions to be lowered to half-staff in memory of San Marcos Police Officer Kenneth Copeland who was killed in the line of duty yesterday. "As the San Marcos...
(Photo:Shutterstock/Stockimo) A San Marcos police officer has been shot and killed this afternoon while serving a warrant at a home in the El Camino Real subdivision. The suspect who shot the officer was himself shot and is being hospitalized after a standoff with SWAT. The...