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(Photo Credit: Travis County Democratic Party) Former Austin Mayor Pro Tem Sheryl Cole has been vying for the seat of State Rep. Dawnna Dukes, who late last year announced she would be resigning from public office this year due to health issues. On Tuesday, Dukes was sworn in at...
Photo courtesy of http://www.house.state.tx.us/members/member-page/?district=46 Travis County District Attorney’s Office officials say the Texas Rangers will seek an indictment from a grand jury for state Representative Dawnna Dukes on allegations she misused her staff. The...
AUSTIN — Crews will close the mainlanes of US 183 at FM 969 Wednesday and Thursday nights, Jan. 11-12, for bridge construction. The work is part of the 183 South Improvement Project on the east side of Austin. The closures will run both nights from 8 p.m. until 6 a.m., weather...
PHOTO CREDIT ANGELODECCO/SHUTTERSTOCK The next steps that Travis County is taking in the wake of the APD DNA Crime lab debacle are being looked at by Commissioners. Commissioners get an update from County Executive Roger Jeffries on how they're proceeding to figure out a way...
Photograph by Patrick Osborn/Newsradio KLBJ The investigation continues into what sparked the blaze that completely gutted an Islamic center in Lake Travis which was scheduled to open in April. Fire Marshall Tony Calloway says federal investigators are now helping. "Due to the...
It's been well documented that the Austin Police Department has struggled to fill its many vacancies in recent years, but that may soon change. APD says a new focus on recruiting has actually been a boon, and could very well lead to staffing issues being resolved in Austin by...
Austin police officer Michael Stone has been fired from the department, according to an APD memo. Stone was reportedly in a romantic relationship with a fellow officer. When that relationship ended last July, Stone allegedly went to her house, and when the keys to the house...
At 11:04 am on January 7, 2017 a caller reported an unresponsive person inside a vehicle parked on the grass at the intersection of Doctor Scott Road and E SH 71 in Del Valle. Austin Travis County EMS responded and was unable to find a pulse. The person in the vehicle was...
19-year-old Zachary Khabir Anam died today as a result of his self-inflicted injuries yesterday. Austin police are still investigating what happened following in the back of a patrol car yesterday when Anam was arrested following a reported shoplifting at Barton Creek Mall. Anam...