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(Credit: Hogg Foundation for Mental Health) Seven Texas nonprofit entities are receiving grants from the Hogg Foundation for Mental Health at The University of Texas at Austin to improve student academic achievement by supporting mental health. The grants, which total $1.9...
(Credit: Texas State University) Brigadier General John R. Michel, United States Air Force, retired, will be the keynote speaker at one of three commencement ceremonies to be held at Texas State University on Friday, August 11, in Strahan Coliseum. Michel will speak during the 6...
(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...