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(Photo:Shutterstock/Jeff W. Jarrett) In what looks like something out of an Alfred Hitchcock story, the University of Texas issued a warning to students about aggressive birds that have been swooping down on unsuspecting heads. Nesting grackles have become aggressive toward...
(Credit: City of Austin) The Housing Authority of the City of Austin (HACA) was presented with a generous grant from Texas Capital Bank that will bring needed money management training to participants in HACA’s Jobs Plus ATX program. “This grant from the Texas Capital Bank is a...
City officials and community leaders joined together today to endorse the use of Green Stomwater Infrastructure (GSI) to address Austin’s water pollution and flooding problems. Council Member Ann Kitchen (District 5) is presenting a resolution at today’s Austin City Council...
Photo: Linked In A staffer for U.S. Rep. Roger Williams was among those shot and wounded when a gunman opened fire on a congressional baseball practice, and Williams himself hurt his ankle - but the other three Republican Texas congressmen attending weren't injured. Williams, of...
(Photo: Shutterstock/karamysh) Hundreds of Austin realtors and business leaders gathered to talk about the city’s affordability crisis in downtown Wednesday afternoon. The Real Estate Council of Austin had a pair of special speakers, one of which was, former Austin city manager...
Photo: Austin Dog Alliance The Austin Dog Alliance, a 501(c)3 nonprofit located in Cedar Park, Texas, today announced that it was awarded $8,325 by the Texas Bar Foundation for its Therapy Dogs in the Courtroom program. The grant, which will fund the program for one year, will...
Photo: Shutterstock Austin Police have one case, 17-1640296, in which a swastika was painted on a car in the 2900 block of Kinney Ave. This was reported yesterday morning, June 13, at 6:30 am. Another case, 17-5024188, which says a “symbol” was painted on the car. It’s in the...
Photo: Matt Mackowiak The Travis County Republican Party Executive Committee elected a new county chairman Tuesday night. Matt Mackowiak, a political consultant and executive vice chairman of the Travis GOP, receive 46 votes of the precinct chairmen voting on Tuesday's meeting...
Photo: WCSO Yesterday afternoon, the Williamson County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Interdiction detectives stopped a 2004 Jeep traveling south in the 1500 block of SH-130 for no center brake lamp and not passing on a left lane. During the traffic stop detectives noticed numerous...