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(Photo: Shutterstock by Digital Storm) The State Fire Marshal’s Office (SFMO) says despite a lengthy investigation by its investigators and the Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF), no one has ever been arrested and charged with setting fire to the fertilizer plant in West on...
Another phone scam is hitting people in Austin. Travis County Sheriff's information officer Kristen Dark says a caller will claim you have an arrest warrant, and to avoid arrest you must pay via a wire transfer or gift card immediately. Dark says these scammers are targeting...
The guitar that Austin blues legend Stevie Ray Vaughan developed his chops on was auctioned off in Dallas yesterday. The 1951 Fender Stratocaster given to Vaughan by his older brother Jimmie. It was expected to fetch upwards of $400 thousand but when the hammer fell, sold for $...
Austin's Music Commission is recommending that the city council approves a permanent change to the live music hours on Red River. In 2017, a pilot program was launched to gauge the impacts of extending the hours for live music at five different venues on Thursday, Friday, and...
The City of Austin Small Business Program announces a series of educational events to help Austin’s small businesses. Attendees will receive free advice on subjects including: funding, marketing, legal, and business planning from fellow business owners and experts in their...
The Austin School District says classes at Reagan High School were pushed back to 11:00 a.m. Monday morning due to police activity. According to AISD officials, police were investigating a possible threat made toward the campus. Further investigation found no credible evidence...
Last year, Berry Aviation, Inc. announced the signing of a 40-year land lease with the City of San Marcos and on Friday, April 20 th – less than a year later – will break ground on a new 31,000+ square foot facility. The approximately $3.2 million investment will allow Berry to...
University of Texas police and Harris County sheriff's deputies have arrested a 23-year-old Houston-area man who they say threatened to shoot at least 200 people at the school in Austin. Authorities say Sean Evan Haddon has been charged with making a terrorist threat. He's in...
(Photo: Shutterstock by Cheng) A 23 year old man is in custody in Houston after allegedly making terroristic threats against the University of Texas at Austin. UT PD Chief David Carter says Sean Evan Haddon allegedly had already made a bomb threat and threatened university 9-1-1...