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The Austin fire Department's Wildfire Division has sent a team out to the Davis Mountains in West Texas to help battle six wildfires that have touched off recently. So far that blaze has eaten up nearly 7000 acres of land. The help AFD is giving to crews in West Texas is also...
Austin council member Greg Casar will introduce a new resolution at the June 14 city council meeting that seeks to remove any jail time that may come with certain misdemeanor arrests. According to a post on the city council message board , Casar wants nonviolent misdemeanor...
Austinites are invited to a Driver’s License Recovery Clinic from 3 to 6 p.m. Friday, June 22, 1520 Rutherford Lane, Building 1 Auditorium. The purpose of the clinic is to help individuals who have lost their licenses due to Department of Public Safety surcharges. Licenses will...
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...