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On Wednesday, January 4th, Austin Public Health received laboratory confirmation that an infant born in Travis County with microcephaly was diagnosed with the Zika virus disease. The child is the first confirmed case of congenital Zika virus in Travis County. This is not...
January 5, 2017 – The Pflugerville ISD Board of Trustees approved Tammy Rebecek as principal for the district’s newest elementary campus, Vernagene Mott Elementary School. Mott Elementary is scheduled to open in Fall 2017 and will serve as the 21st elementary in the district...
The Cedar Park Police Department worked 51.5 overtime hours from December 15, 2016 to January 1, 2017 in an effort to deter and enforce impaired driving violations over the peak holiday travel season as part of the ongoing Selective Traffic Enforcement Program (STEP). During the...
The Texas Department of Transportation will close the southbound to northbound I-35 turnaround bridge in Austin as part of the Mobility35 improvement project currently underway at 51st Street. Once reconstructed, the bridge will be realigned to work with the new roundabout...
UPDATE: press release: The Hays County Sheriff’s Office has charged the suspect in the death of the 5 year of female and the stabbing of a 58 year old male with Capital Murder, a capital felony, and Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon, a second degree felony. The suspect is...
The Georgetown Electric Utility is anticipating a rise in utility rates this year, and it appears as though it's the customer who is to blame. 2016's mild summer saw lower electric bills all over the state. The utility says customers didn't use their A/C as often as normal,...
The Texas Education Agency has relesed preliminary ratings for schools across the state, and many in the Austin-area have a lot of work ahead of them. The actual grading system won't be put into effect until next year. The rating system grades in four different areas: D1:...
Cedar Park Police served a search warrant alongside members of the Central Texas Regional SWAT Team, ATF, the DEA, ICE, and DPS yesterday morning that resulted in taking more than half a pound of cocaine off the streets and removing eight firearms, including one stolen weapon,...
If you voted a straight ticket in the last election you are by no means alone. Austin Community College Center for Public Policy Director Beck Young says statewide-straight ticket or brand voting is dominant way people vote. "In Travis County the straight ticket vote was...