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(Photo:Shutterstock/holbox) Congressman Ted Poe has become the third Texas republican to announce his retirement in the past week. Poe says he has 12 grandchildren, all of whom were born after he was first elected to Congress, and he wants more time with them. Both Lamar Smith...
(Photo:Shutterstock/Marian Weyo) The man accused of killing Hutto Police Sgt Chris Kelley is found guilty of murder by a jury. Colby Ray Williamson looked on without emotion as he was pronounced guilty. Sentencing will begin on Monday. He could get 99 years in prison. The jury...
(Photo:Shutterstock/ChiccoDodiFC) Pflugerville police arrested two suspects on Wednesday for breaking into residences in the 900 block of Broken Feather Trail. Christian Espinosa, 20, was charged with burglary of a habitation, possession of a controlled substance and felony...
(Photo:Shutterstock/Kokoulina) Austin Travis County EMS workers continue to perform their services without a contract. The city council wants the city manager to resume negotiations but the paramedics and city are 7 million dollars apart. It turns out that Council cannot extend...
(Photo:Shutterstock/Barbara Kalbfleisch) Groups like the Travis County Republican Party and tax payers union are lamenting a loss after the Austin ISD 1.1 Billion dollar bond passed. The local GOP’s Andy Hogue said this in an example of how as more high paying jobs come in, more...
(Photo:Shutterstock/Kokoulina) The Austin Police Department received information from a Crime Stoppers Tip about a group that was dealing large amounts of K2 (Synthetic Cannabinoid) in the Austin area. The tipster stated the suspects were going to Houston to pick up a large...
(Credit: Eanes Independent School District) Eanes ISD voters overwhelmingly passed the proposed tax ratification, or Penny Swap & Drop proposition by 89 percent in the November 7 election. The TRE approval lowers the overall Eanes ISD tax rate by more than a penny to $1.20...
(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...