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(Photo:Shutterstock/Kokoulina) Austin area hospitals and first responders have been training for Mass Casualty events for several years, and on the heels of the Las Vegas shooting, Austin Travis County EMS' Weston Hopkins reassures residents first responders are ready to handle...
(Photo:Shutterstock/Gino Santa Maria) Travis County is giving up on its Star Vote system it's been working on for the last eight years, which has cost taxpayers about three hundred grand. The good news from Travis County Clerk Dana DeBouvoir is that it's not all bad news. She...
(Photo:Brandon Seidel) An embattled Capital Metro Board member steps down after severe backlash from Austin's African-American community for her comments regarding hiring a black CEO. The lone black board member Beverly Silas said in August Cap Metro should not consider someone...
(Photo:Brandon Seidel) An embattled Capital Metro Board member steps down after severe backlash from Austin's African-American community for her comments regarding hiring a black CEO. The lone black board member Beverly Silas said in August Cap Metro should not consider someone...
(Photo: Shutterstock/Kokoulina) On the heels of what is being called the worst mass shooting in American history, Austin's first responders are taking another look at preparations for the Austin City Limits Music Festival. APD Chief Brian Manley said they are preparing for...
(Photo:Shutterstock/khlungcenter) Cedar Park officials say mosquitos there have tested positive for West Nile Virus. The postive sample came from the area of Cypress Creek Road and Sun Chase Blvd. Mosquitos can travel about a mile from that location. You're advised to protect...
(Photo:Shutterstock/BlueSkyImage) The first group of Austin travelers returned from the harrowing shooting in Las Vegas have landed. When 25-year-old Gentry Bowen landed at Austin's Airport, one of the first things he got was hug from his mother. Bowen said he was walking down...
(Credit: Austin Police Department) Austin neighborhoods are being encouraged to come together during this year’s National Night Out, in an effort to help reduce crime throughout Austin communities. The event will be held tonight, October 3, from 7-9 p.m. During the event, Austin...
Anthony Graves, who spent more than 12 years on death row before being exonerated, will speak at Texas State University October 10 as part of the Common Experience. The event will be 7 p.m. in Evans Auditorium. It is free and open to the public. The university says Graves'...