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Austin Transportation Department is now working with Waze, the crowdsourced traffic and navigation app, to provide traffic updates directly to residents and to better understand real-time road conditions in Austin. The Waze Connected Citizens Program, with over 500 partners...
The Texas Department of Transportation will extend the closure of the I-35 northbound lower deck through Wednesday night for paving operations, weather permitting. Stormy weather delayed paving operations on Sunday, so crews will need additional time to finish the work. During...
The Travis County Commissioners Court is seeking applications from qualified individuals to serve on the Travis County Children’s Protective Services Board. Terms are for three years. The Court wishes to fill several vacancies. The deadline for applications is 5:00 p.m. on...
(Photo: City of Austin) On Wednesday, May 30, 2018, officers of the APD Organized Crime Division stopped a 2008 Pontiac SUV in the 14300 block of South IH-35 for speeding. While speaking with the driver, Reymundo Bustamante, the officers picked up on a number of clues using...
(Photo: CBS Austin) A man accused of murdering his ex-girlfriend's brother in November of 2016 goes to trial today. Mitchell also faces aggravated assault charges. 26-year-old Jabari Mitchell allegedly posted sexually explicit photos of Trellin Reid's sister. The Statesman...
Austin City Council will consider giving special pay back to APD officers in the form of stipends that were taken away last month. Calling it a step in the right direction, Austin Police Association President Ken Casaday applauds Austin City Council's decision to consider...
Austin has a well-documented problem with homelessness and the Public Safety Commission on Monday discussed potentially doing away with city ordinances that some people have deemed unfair and inhumane. The PSC's discussion was spurred on by a city audit from 2017 showing those...
At its June 5 meeting, the Hays County Commissioners Court placed the unincorporated areas (including extra territorial jurisdictions) of the county under an immediate burn ban following a report from Fire Marshal Clint Browning which cited a climbing drought index and concerns...
The Austin Community College District (ACC) Board of Trustees certified a petition Monday night from Pflugerville ISD residents interested in putting an ACC annexation item on the ballot this November. The Pflugerville Friends 4 ACC committee, composed of residents from the...