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(Credit: Shutterstock) Austin's Public Safety Commission has heard recommendations from transportation safety advocate Scott Johnson, who believes neither the state government nor the city council has done enough to prevent people from using their cell phones while driving. So...
(Credit: City of Austin) Austin residents and news media now can track the city's progress on 2016 Mobility Projects through an interactive web portal launched this week. The new 2016 Mobility Bond website ( austintexas.gov/2016bond ) provides detailed information -- including...
Photos: TCSO In the early morning hours of Thursday, August 3, TCSO responded to a 911 call reporting a male bleeding profusely from his leg and unconscious. Deputies arrived on scene in the 8700 block of Linden Road in Del Valle, and found the victim, Jordan Michael Rodriguez,...
KLBJ file photo On Saturday morning, August 5, APD along with Austin-Travis County EMS and the Austin Fire Department responded to 501 Deen Avenue for a call for service for a male that had swallowed a substantial amount of drugs and was showing signs of distress. Based on the...
Photo: AFD Last Friday afternoon, August 4, a home at 4907 Savorey Lane was destroyed after a fire tore through the residence, doing $150,000 in damage; the cause remains under investigation. Although no one was injured, the family lost everything. After returning to his station...
(Image Courtesy TXDOT) FROM TxDOT August 7, 2017 WHAT : Overnight northbound I-35 mainlane and FM 3406 closures canceled due to weather WHEN: Monday, August 7 from 8 p.m. until 5 a.m. WHERE: I-35 at exit 254 (FM 3406/Old Settlers Blvd.) in Williamson County AUSTIN — The Texas...
(Photo Shutterstock/my name is boy) FROM WILLIAMSON COUNTY August 7, 2017 (Williamson County, TX) – County Judge Dan A. Gattis has lifted the burn ban for unincorporated areas of Williamson County today, Monday, August 7, 2017. Please be cautious with any outdoor burning...
(Photo Shutterstock/Chesky) Austin could soon test personal delivery robots downtown. Mayor Pro Tem Kathie Tovo tried back in May to start a pilot program after she saw a promising demonstration of the technology earlier this year; which has been tested in Washington DC, Silicon...
Heavy rain and thunderstorms have been a constant in the Austin metro area since about midnight Monday morning. The storms have brought with them heavy downpours, sttrong winds, and lightning, but little in the way of flash flooding for most of the area. Within the Austin area,...