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(Credit: Hays County Sheriff's Office) 18-year old Alyssa Qualls has been arrested and charged with delivery of a controlled substance as well as delivery of a controlled substance to a child, both of which are second-degree felonies that could carry with them a 20-year prison...
In a follow up to a story that was talked about a couple weeks ago, a judge has ruled in favor of euthanizing a dog who bit a Leander woman and nearly took her hand off in the process. Tina Powers was attacked by a bulldog when she walked onto a neighbor's property last month...
The latest figures are in, and rent for top quality office space is at a record high in the Austin area, with the occupancy rate also up from a year ago. The latest quarterly report from commercial brokerage Cushman & Wakefield Austin says that rent for Class A space rose to...
If you've got bond fatigue, you're among a growing number of Central Texas residents who feel cities, counties, and school districts are asking for voter approval to borrow far too much money. Nevertheless, the Austin City Council has gotten its first look at an $851-million...
The Housing Authority of the City of Austin (HACA) has received 25 additional vouchers from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) , bringing the agency’s total HUD-Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing ( HUD-VASH) Program allocation to 489. The distribution is...
(Photo: KLBJ Staff) The Austin Police Department crime lab has cleared a huge backlog of rape kits that were waiting to be tested, some for decades. In October, there were more than four-thousand kits that were waiting to be tested. Some of them dated back to the 1990's, while...
(Photo: Shutterstock By Syda Productions) Austin ISD's Mendez Middle School is one step closer to getting outside support in turning the failing campus around. District Chief of Staff Jacob Reach says they've tapped Communities in Schools of Central Texas to help out and says...
(Photo: Shutterstock by tonktiti) A computer problem caused some students taking the STARR test to not be able to log in and continue taking the test today. Texas Education Agency spokeswoman Ronnie Burchett says there is some good news. She says it appears no student data was...
(Shutterstock by Alez Schmidt) A man in his 20's was injured when he fell through a roof at a construction site in the Domain. Austin-Travis County EMS reports the man fell 20 feet after the roof collapsed under him. He was taken to Dell Seton Medical Center with serious, but...