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Federal officials say the suspect in a series of fatal Austin package bombings used PVC pipe casing, a metal pipe, and shrapnel in his attacks that killed two people and seriously injured four others. Authorities on Monday released an affidavit used to support an arrest warrant...
In recognition of National Work Zone Awareness Week, April 9-13, the Texas Department of Transportation reminds drivers that every day requires caution when driving through work zones. In 2017, work zone fatalities in Texas increased 9 percent over the previous year, resulting...
The Travis County Commissioners Court announced Monday that Moody’s Investors Services (“Moody’s”) and S&P Global Ratings (“S&P”) affirmed Travis County’s bond ratings at “Aaa” and “AAA”, respectively. Travis County is only one of seven Texas counties exclusively rated...
A discovery made in Austin by UT engineers could revolutionize water purification around the world. Professor Guihua Yu of the Cockrell School of Engineering says inexpensive solar powered hydrogels he and his team developed can turn even the saltiest or contaminated water into...
Austin Energy, has to date, spent $70 Million on solar incentive programs for private homes and businesses and another $8 Million on small municipal solar projects. And while they would not release how much of that is spent on BUYING solar energy, The Utility's Danielle Murray...
Austin Emergency Medical Services responded to a fatal car accident in South Austin in the early hours Monday morning. The accident happened in the 6500 block of S. Congress Avenue and W. William Cannon Drive. One man in his 30's was pronounced dead at the scene, while the other...
On Friday of last week, a new scooter-sharing program was launched in Austin, much to the chagrin of city officials who would prefer to maintain control of virtually all of Austin's congestion mitigation programs. Bird, the company behind the program, rolled out the scooters in...
The Pflugerville Police Department has arrested a man and charged him with invasive visual recording after a hidden camera was found in the room of his 13-year-old step-daughter. According to an affidavit, the wife of Patrick Kirkland, 48, called 911 after discovering the camera...
The City of Austin and the Austin Police Association remain in talks about a new contract. Police have been operating under civil service law since December after the city council sent the union's proposed contract back for more revisions, citing concerns of cost and a...