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The Chief of Police in Bastrop gets canned by City Manager Lynda Humble on Tuesday. Public Safety Director and Police Chief Steve Adcock filed an appeal challenging his firing yesterday. Adcock hopes to have his appeal heard during a Council Meeting executive session April 24...
Recent city auditor’s office report on the economic development deal between the city of Austin and The Domain has raised concerns for one City Council member who proposed that the city should back out of the deal. District 7 Council Member Leslie Pool, who is very critical of...
Texas State University Student Body President Connor Clegg has been under intense scrutiny since it was discovered that he'd made some racially charged online posts in both 2014 and 2017. Clegg has since apologized, calling his actions nothing more than "locker room talk," but...
(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...