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(Photo credit: 420dude.com) Austin attorney Jamie Balagia is no stranger to controversy and run-ins with authority. Two years ago he was sued by the State Bar of Texas over allegations of misconduct, claiming he kept $50,000 from two Amarillo clients. Balagia, who is known...
(Benoit Daoust - Shutterstock.com) The two biggest ridesharing companies in the world are not here for South By Southwest. Austin's mayor thinks the city may have been too hip for Uber and Lyft. The first SXSW without Uber and Lyft is going better lately than it was the first...
(Photo credit: Shutterstock) Travis County deputies are still on the scene of a fatal shooting in Lake Travis. Two people -- one man and one woman -- were found dead on Wednesday night, the apparent victims of a shooting, according to the Travis County Sheriff's Office...
(Photo credit: South by Southwest) Organizers of the South by Southwest music festival say at least four international bands have been denied entry into the U.S. and that other performers have had their visa waivers revoked. SXSW officials said Wednesday that every year there...
Photo courtesy of http://thomas.vop2.net/ In Waco, a federal grand jury yesterday afternoon indicted a Dripping Springs man for allegedly making threats to kill individuals on Fort Hood last month. The indictment charges 28-year-old Thomas Anthony Chestnut, 28, with one count of...
Flyer courtesy of APD UPDATE: Austin Police need you to help find a murder suspect. They say 35-year-old Jose Medel Martinez-Lopez has associates around Runderberg and Lamar in North Austin, Leander or San Antonio. A $1000 reward is offered for information leading to his arrest...
Krystle Concepcion Villanueva, 25, was indicted for stabbing and killing her five-year-old daughter, Giovanna Hernandez, back in January. She's also charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon for stabbing her father-in-law, Eustorgio Arellano, 58. Hays County District...
Shutterstock photo AUSTIN – Several projects to keep highways safe and attractive are the newest contracts approved for the 11-county Austin District. The Texas Transportation Commission recently approved bids for 10 projects and contracts worth almost $12 million. In Bastrop,...
(Photo credit: Travis County Jail) Patrick Johnson, the man former Austin Chief of Police Art Acevedo once said was responsible for the "lion's share" of the more than 100 rock attacks on cars, will be headed to trial on June 19. Johnson, 60, is charged with four counts of...