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On Monday, the Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization, or CAMPO, approved $400-million in funding for a series of transportation projects under its Transportation Improvement Project, also known as the TIP. The plan includes widening some roads, rebuilding others, and...
A man who shot at an Austin Police officer in 2016 is found guilty by jury of aggravated assault. 20-year-old Tyler Harrell was facing the more serious charge of attempted capital murder. Harrell said he thought he was shooting at intruders not police when SWAT officers entered...
(Photo: Shutterstock.com) Travis County Sheriffs Lake Patrol continue to look for the body of a 50-year-old Hispanic man who went missing while swimming in Lake Travis on Saturday. Today they're using a remote controlled submarine to search in depths of over 100 feet. Yesterday...
(Photo: Shutterstock.com) Austin figures prominently for financial services firm Charles Schwab. The company announced last week Austin will become a site for Schwab's new digital accelerator team that will focus on creating and enhancing digital products for Schwab clients...
(photo shutterstock/CDrin) March was a big month for booze in Austin. Beer, wine and mixed drink sales rose seven percent in March according to the Statesman. Eighty-point-three million dollars worth of alcohol flowed from hotels, bars and restaurants with the JW Marriott...
(image courtesy Travis County Sheriffs Office) Travis County Sheriffs Lake Patrol continue to look for the body of a 50-year-old Hispanic man who went missing while swimming in Lake Travis on Saturday. Today they're using a remote controlled submarine to search in depths of over...
The Texas Department of Transportation will temporarily close I-35 mainlanes at Oltorf Street and William Cannon Drive to allow crews and cranes to lift and place beams for the new U-turn bridge at Oltorf Street, as well as place beams for the north side of the William Cannon...
While many critics of the massive new $125-million Central Library say it's only a matter of time until it turns into an overpriced homeless shelter, data compiled by the Austin American-Statesman shows complaints about homeless people actually dropped in the first three months...
The search continues for Austin's new Chief of Police, nearly a year and a half following the departure of Art Acevedo to the Houston Police Department. On Monday evening, interim chief Brian Manley will host the first of two scheduled community engagement meetings this month...