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(photo KLBJ staff) A stretch of land along Austin's so-called "Hippie Highway" is being slated for redevelopment...but, neighbors aren't happy about it. They're are trying to stop a condo development. Developers want to create a condo complex on Vinson Drive south of St. Elmo...
On Thursday, February 9, the Austin Parks and Recreation Department, in partnership with the Austin Fire Department, will conduct a prescribed burn at Common Fords Ranch Metropolitan Park (614 Commons Ford Rd.), weather permitting. The burn is expected to start between 10:30 AM...
Photo courtesy of AG's office AUSTIN –Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today announced that the Child Exploitation Unit (CEU) of his office arrested a Pflugerville man on two counts of Possession of Child Pornography. Kenneth Ray Ward, 54, is charged with a third-degree felony...
UPDATE: He was captured in Washington, D.C. Photos courtesy of US Marshals PREVIOUSLY AUSTIN, Texas – The U.S. Marshals Service is actively conducting a fugitive investigation and seeking the public’s assistance concerning the whereabouts of a convicted sex offender who failed...
Smart Cities Council, the world’s largest smart cities network, announced today that Austin, Indianapolis, Miami, Orlando and Philadelphia are the five winners of the Smart Cities Council Readiness Challenge Grant program. Over 130 cities were involved in the application process...
(Photo Credit: City of Austin) Currently there is an ordinance on the books in Austin which requires a car to be impounded if the driver is found to be without a license, or with a suspended license. Council member Ellen Troxclair has recently begun an effort to get the city...
(Photo Credit: Shutterstock) Following public outcry over the City of Buda's decision earlier this year to reintroduce fluoride into the drinking water, the plan was shelved and now the city has decided to put the issue on a ballot. Debate over the safety and efficacy of water...
(Photo Credit: Travis County Commissioners Court) Governor Greg Abbott has not backed down from his promise to punish cities and counties that defy immigration laws and harbor illegal immigrants. On Tuesday, the Travis County Commissioners Court was faced with the challenge of...
PfISD logo Pflugerville Independent School District Police Department (PfISD PD) in conjunction with the Pflugerville Police Department have one juvenile in custody after Pflugerville High School (PHS) was evacuated today after smoke was discovered in an upstairs bathroom at...