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The Austin City Council has approved a settlement with the family of David Joseph, a 17-year-old who was shot and killed in February 2016 after charging naked at Officer Geoffrey Freeman. Joseph was not armed when he was shot, but Freeman was cleared of any wrongdoing. He later...
(Photo Credit: San Marcos CISD) The San Marcos Consolidated Independent School District is moving forward with plans to renovate facilites across the district, and in doing so the school board has approved a $107-million bond packages for voters to decide on. Along with...
(Photo KLBJ staff) A woman is dead and the suspect is fighting for his life after a reported kidnapping in Bastrop ends up in a Travis County Deputy involved shooting near Del Valle High School. Bastrop Police say a man in his 30s entered a Sport Clips in Bastrop with a gun and...
(Photo Chartphoto/Shutterstock) FROM AUSTIN POLICE DEPARTMENT On Friday, February 10, bicycle officers from the Downtown Area Command and motor officers from the Highway Enforcement Command worked a roving Hands Free Initiative in the downtown Austin Area. The main areas of...
(Image By RoschetzkyProductions/Shutterstock) The Austin Parks and Recreation Department will be spraying a controlled release fertilizer on Zilker Park’s Great Lawn starting on Thursday, February 16, 2017 and continuing through Friday, February 17. Workers will block off...
(Image courtesy Hays County) The Hays school district is leaving it up to voters to decide on a $250-million-dollar bond package for two new elementary schools, one new high school, and upgrades to numerous academic programs. The district claims the bond would have no impact on...
(Photo KLBJ Staff) Former Austin City Council candidate Laura Pressley continues her legal battle after losing in 2014 to Greg Casar. But as Pressley fights to obtain records from Travis County, the county is now suing to block her from getting them. Pressley says she's still...
(Photo Credit: Travis County Jail) Travis County District Attorney Margaret Moore is requesting an increase in the bail for Hugo Javier Gallardo-Gonzalez, an illegal immigrant who was booked into the Travis County Jail on Sunday. Gallardo-Gonzalez was hours away from being...
(Photo Credit: Education Austin) Education Austin is not pleased with the Austin school distict's decision to ban teachers from handing out fliers that instruct students how to interact with immigration agents. So to counter that, the union held a press conference on Wednesday...