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(Photo:(KLBJ) 590AM/99.7FM KLBJ/ Jon Cooley) Hispanic Austinites could soon get some help from a new Google backed program. The Hispanic Impact Fund was given a half million dollars to start off. Fund co-chair and Google representative Gerardo Interiano said the fund is an...
(Photo:Shutterstock/Trong Nguyen) If HB 3287 becomes law, small breweries working with big ones like Anheuser Busch and Coors would be forced to pay a fee to a distributor to operate their own tap rooms. Since small breweries were allowed to use tap room bigger companies have...
Photo: Ryan Holloway of Holloway Media Productions Last year, Touch-A-Truck was a huge success! More than 5,300 community members brought their kids to touch, climb on, and explore over 60 big and loud motor vehicles. This year, the event returns to Camp Mabry from 10 am to 3 pm...
Photos: RRPD The Round Rock Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance locating M’Kenzie Allen Marzett, 19, a wanted suspect in connection to a robbery that occurred on Wednesday, May 10. At approximately 3:13 a.m., officers responded to a robbery in progress at the...
Photo: Shutterstock The Williamson County Sheriff’s Office recognizes the hazards first responders face while conducting business on the shoulder of the roadways within Williamson County and surrounding counties. While on the shoulders, deputies are exposed to the dangers of...
KLBJ file photo On Wednesday, May 10, Officers responded to a call of shots fired in the 15800 block of Foothill Farms Loop. Officers were advised of a person down in the parking lot of an apartment complex and immediately started emergency aid to the male victim. Emergency...
(Credit: Shutterstock) The Austin Police Department announced a Weekend No Refusal DWI initiative which began the weekend of January 6, 2017 and will run each weekend through September 2017. Each initiative will be in effect from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. each Friday and Saturday night...
(Credit: Williamson County Sheriff's Office) Most people who are arrested on a simple public intoxication charge find themselves back on the street a very short time later. That's not the case, however, for Gabriel Higdon, 22, who is now facing a new charge of having drugs...
(Credit: Shutterstock) It was May of 2005 that the City of Austin voters decided to ban smoking in public places, like bars and restaurants. Now, city leaders have decided to add vapor products to that list as well. The health impacts from electronic cigarettes have been debated...