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Austin city leaders are being urged to find a temporary solution to reopen the police DNA crime lab amid concerns the months-long closure could last until mid-2018. The Austin Public Safety Commission approved a resolution Tuesday urging the Austin City Council to find a...
January is School Board Recognition Month and Del Valle ISD will join other districts across the state to thank these local leaders for their dedication and willingness to serve as advocates for our children and public schools. As elected officials, they are the voice of their...
Austin police say the drunks were out in force this holiday season. APD's No-Refusal initiative was in effect for the Christmas and New Year's holiday, resulting in the arrest of 230 people for drunk driving. Of those arrested, three people were found driving drunk with children...
If you're worried about how much damage your flying out of Austin's airport may be causing you're in luck. Austin's airport becomes the first in Texas to let you offset your traveling impact to the environment with carbon credits. ABIA's Jim Hallbrook says new program rolling...
More questions than answers remain in the wake of the Austin Police DNA Crime lab debacle. Today The Austin Public Safety Commission will ask hard questions about the cascade of failure surrounding the APD DNA Crime Lab. Criminology research professor Dr. Kim Rossmo sits on the...
The Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority has officially risen the rates for the 183A and 290 toll roads. According to CTRMA, the change went into effect at 12:01 a.m. on January 1, and includes a 1.5% hike in toll rates for drivers on the roads. Drivers on 183A can expect a...
An Austin man had to be rescued early Monday morning after falling 40-50 feet from the Pennybacker Bridge on 360. According to Austin-Travis County EMS, the man was hiking when he tumbled off of the northwest side of the bridge. ATCEMS says the victim is in his 20s. He was taken...
Pflugerville ISD is making plans to pilot a new High School Fire Academy at Hendrickson High School, beginning with the 2017-18 school year. The program, which will operate under a blended model of online, face-to-face and hands-on instruction, is available for seniors only and...
The holidays are a time for celebration and New Year's is only 6 days away. Baylor Scott & White Health physicians have some serious advice for revelers who plan to indulge this New Year’s Eve in Austin. First and foremost, Baylor Scott & White emergency medicine...