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(Photo courtesy Jack Richardson) The statue of Stevie Ray Vaughan was vandalized yet again. After the Super Bowl, someone draped a Philadelphia Eagles jersey on the statue and spray painted in green paint at the base. It's the second time in a week the statue was tagged by...
The Hays County Commissioners Court has accepted a lower Greater Maximum Price (GMP) from its building team for a jail renovation and addition project as well as a new Emergency Communications/Operations building that were approved by voters in November 2016 for $106.4 million...
UPDATE: APD Chief Brian Manley is asking for your help finding a four door, dark colored 2000 to 2013 era Honda Accord or Nissan Altima with a cracked front windshield. This serves as a dangerous reminder of the need for drivers to observe the move over law. Manley explained,...
Court documents show an Austin-area boy can be heard in a 911 call pleading with his stepfather to stop stabbing the boy's mother. The woman, 36-year-old Emily Martinez Villarreal, died at the scene as deputies arrived Saturday and took 51-year-old Roberto Degollado into custody...
District 6 city council member wants residents to come provide feedback on the draft recommendations for Anderson Mill Road. Citizens are invited to meet city staff, ask questions, and help develop the solutions at this open house format meeting: Open House Public Input:...
(Photo: Shutterstock by This Is Me) Doctors at the Austin Heart Hospital dedicated some time yesterday to give free heart screenings to student-athletes. About 150 kids lined up for the free screenings, Dr. Kunjan Bhatt says they give most students a clean bill of health. While...
(Photo: Shutterstock by Phillip Lange) As Capital Metro installs its new CEO Randy Clarke at the helm, a Travis County Commissioner is calling for the agency's revenue to be cut in half. Commissioner Gerald Daugherty thinks the one penny sales tax that the agency gets should be...
(Photo: Shutterstock by Alex Schmidt) Austin police say an officer working an accident scene has been injured by a hit-and-run vehicle. Authorities say the officer was not seriously hurt Saturday night but was taken to a hospital for evaluation. They say he was awake and...
(Photo: Shutterstock by g-stockstudio) The City of Austin votes to expand access to bicycles around town. Along with Austin B-Cycle, there's a new dockless bike-sharing pilot program that the council has green-lit, allowing companies to offer bicycles as-needed via stations...