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(Photo Shutterstock/ Sanit Fuangnakhon) Under state law, five of six dogs who mauled a Travis County woman to death in 2016 will have to be put down. Now the lawyer who represents the dogs' owner says that law needs to be amended. One of Terry Swanson's dogs has already been put...
(Photo courtesy City of Bee Cave) Plans to develop the $500 million dollar Backyard project in Bee Cave have come to a screeching halt. Bee Cave City Council voted down a redevelopment plan this week for the famed concert venue. The council was deadlocked 3-3 which killed the...
(Photo:Shutterstock/stockcreations) 150 new affordable housing units are coming to Bastrop and they'll be available for city employees. City manager Lynda Humble told City Council 51% of employees can't afford to live in the city limits and some commute back and forth from as...
Texas cities have been pushing to annex unincorporated surrounding land to accommodate their growing populations and expand their taxing authority. Many of those living in such areas have pushed back, fearing they'll face new restrictions on their property use and new taxes. The...
The Downtown location of the Austin Municipal Court will close effective immediately and will reopen Friday, December 1 for normal business hours. The Jaime Padron North Substation and the South Substation of the Municipal Court will both remain open. Additionally, the Downtown...
(Photo Video/APD:PIO) Date: Saturday, Nov. 25, 2017 Time: Approximately 4:40 p.m. Location: 6300 block N. IH-35 Svrd NB The Austin Police Department Robbery Unit is seeking public assistance with identifying two subjects who committed aggravated robbery of a jewelry business...
(Photo:Shutterstock/Brandon Seidel) The Austin Round Rock metro job numbers continue to climb as unemployment slides, but the Austin Chamber of Commerce says the city should not get complacent. The metro added 22,000 jobs year to date, according to the Bureau of Labor and...
(Photo:Shutterstock/Boykov) The City of Austin has about ten-percent of its fleet of Ford Explorers back in service following rigorous testing to address carbon monoxide leaks. To date, 44 Ford Explorer utility vehicles are back on the road. These vehicles were among THE 439...
A new mental health clinic opening this week, jointly operated by Integral Care and the Dell Medical School, will serve people with low incomes who are experiencing bipolar disorder. The collaboration is part of the Mulva Clinic for the Neurosciences, launched last year through...