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(Photo credit Hays County) The Hays County Commissioners Court today (February 14, 2017) rescinded the burn ban for the unincorporated areas of Hays County. Hays County Fire Marshal Clint Browning urged property owners to burn debris as soon as possible, as the outlook for...
(Photo Credit: Staff Photographer) Travis County Sheriff Sally Hernandez is preparing to release two potentially violent sexual predators back onto Travis County streets. Hugo Javier Gallardo-Gonzalez, a 31-year-old illegal immigrant, is charged with sexual assault of a child...
(Image By Sangoiri/Shutterstock) Immigrations and Customs Enforcement officials are confirming that 51 arrests have been made since Thursday in the Austin-San Antonio area during Operation Cross Check. 23 of those arrested had previous criminal convictions. Among those arrested...
(Image Philip Arno Photography/Shutterstock) State Representative Donna Campbell calls the Austin-area's tree ordinances "egregious violations of property rights". Campbell says the trees on a person's own property are theirs to do with as they please. She's filed a bill that...
(Photo Newsradio KLBJ Staff) Representatives of law enforcement agencies and courts from more than 300 jurisdictions across Texas announced combined efforts to host the 2017 Great Texas Warrant Roundup beginning Friday, February 10th and run through March 3rd. The roundup is...
(Image courtesy AISD) The Austin Independent School District school board trustees will hear an update this evening on the schools flagged for closure or consolidation. It will also be the first chance parents have had to voice their support or opposition since the district...
(Photo Credit: City of Cedar Park) The Cedar Park Municipal Court, in partnership with Cedar Park Police, will participate in a Warrant Round Up on February 28th. The annual operation provides those who have outstanding Class C warrants with an opportunity to take advantage of...
(Photo Credit: Shutterstock) Average retail gasoline prices in Austin have fallen 0.7 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.05/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 830 gas outlets in Austin. This compares with the national average that has increased 1.4...
One person has been arrested in Austin for throwing lit fireworks into a city police car, setting it on fire, during a protest at an intersection where immigrants illegally in the country have been arrested in recent days. Authorities say the man who tossed the fireworks into...