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(Photo: Shutterstock By Smilyk Pavel) With the help of the University of Texas and other schools, another piece of what experts say will be the worlds largest telescope is being constructed. The university's Dr. Anita Cochran said it is helping fund the Giant Magellan Telescope...
(Photo: Shutterstock by Alex Schmidt) A Texas Department of Public Safety Highway Patrol Trooper died Saturday afternoon in Bell County following a traffic crash. Senior Trooper Thomas Nipper, 63, was conducting a traffic stop on the south bound shoulder of Interstate 35 in...
(Photo: Shutterstock by TrekandShoot) Austin Congressman Lloyd Doggett said in a San Antonio news conference today that it is time for Congress to get serious about dealing with the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals or DACA issue. "Just as we stand up for this one young...
(Photo: Shutterstock by Georgejmclittle) An Austin ridesharing driver accused of raping a woman in his car in June was still driving passengers for two months before he was arrested and charged. Rose Luna with the Texas Association Against Sexual Assault said it points up a...
(Photo: Shutterstock by Phillip Lange) The Austin Chamber of Commerce is hoping some decisions in Washington D.C. will help facilitate the overhaul of I-35 in Austin. The Chamber's Drew Scheberle said making this $8.1-billion vision a reality will take a lot of help from both...
(Photo: Shutterstock by Alex Schmidt) Early this morning a man went on a shooting rampage while driving around at high speed across North Austin near Interstate 35 and 183. Assistant Police Chief Joe Chacon said the vehicle was found by DPS, with a gun inside, around 3:30, but...
(Photo from Austin Police Department) Austin police are looking for a white male, last seen wearing a dark sweatshirt with donuts printed all over it in connection with a bank robbery in the 9900 block of North Lamar. Police Senior Officer Rheannon Cunningham said "a white male...
(Photo:Shutterstock/Alexandru Nika) The Lake Travis school district is hoping voters will say yes next week to its largest-ever bond election. In total, LTISD says it needs to borrow $253 million for upgrades to buses, technology, and new land, but the crux of the bond is really...
(Photo:KLBJ 590am/99.7fm/Jon Cooley) Following a nasty fire at Franklin's Barbecue back in August, the restaurant says it will be opening its doors once again on November 14. But even when operations resume, orders will still be limited because all of the renovations have yet to...