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(Credit: Lake Travis Independent School District) With all Travis County votes counted, Lake Travis ISD voters have approved the district's $253 million bond referendum and Tax Ratification Election (TRE). "We are fortunate to live in a community where residents are passionate...
(APD Booking Photo) Austin Police have arrested and charged the mother who abandoned her baby in a dumpster in North Austin. 27-year-old Althea Johnson faces second degree felony child abandonment charges. Johnson's baby girl was found in a dumpster in northeast Austin last...
(Credit: City of Georgetown) The City of Georgetown will celebrate the opening of the I-35 sidewalk from Leander Road to University Avenue with a ribbon-cutting ceremony Nov. 10 at 9 a.m. The event will be held at the southeast end of the Wolf Ranch Town Center parking lot. The...
It was back in June of 2015 that Hutto Sergeant Christopher Kelley was killed when a suspect ran him down with his own patrol cruiser. As the trial of Colby Ray Williamson inches closer, the selection process has begun for the 12 men and women who will be tasked with determining...
H-E-B will donate $150,000 and has launched a statewide checkstand donation campaign to support the families affected by the tragedy in Sutherland Springs. When a disaster occurs, H-E-B is dedicated to stand by the communities we serve, which is the cornerstone of our “Helping...
(Photo:Shutterstock/Stockimo) The suspected I-35 shooter is also an illegal immigrant. Austin police report 25-year-old Rolando Martinez fired on a distressed couple and their 7-year-old daughter, grievously wounding the child. Martinez is being charged in the shooting, he also...
(Photo:Shutterstock/ By ESOlex) A San Marcos man led San Marcos police on a vehicle pursuit and crashed his car in New Braunfels Monday morning. A woman called police just after 9:30 a.m. and told them that Macleen William Trainor (DOB 11/13/1989) was stalking her daughter and...
In addition to the title of ‘Live Music Capital of the World’ – Austin has been dubbed a ‘ Music Friendly Community ’ in the State of Texas. The Texas Music Office, within the Office of the Texas Governor, officially designated Austin a ‘ Music Friendly Community ’ at a press...
People enrolled in UnitedHealthcare Medicare Advantage plans in Austin will soon have a new fitness benefit that offers access to exercise classes, workout equipment and social activities at participating fitness locations. In January 2018, Optum Fitness Advantage will be...