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Photo: Linked In A staffer for U.S. Rep. Roger Williams was among those shot and wounded when a gunman opened fire on a congressional baseball practice, and Williams himself hurt his ankle - but the other three Republican Texas congressmen attending weren't injured. Williams, of...
(Photo: Shutterstock/karamysh) Hundreds of Austin realtors and business leaders gathered to talk about the city’s affordability crisis in downtown Wednesday afternoon. The Real Estate Council of Austin had a pair of special speakers, one of which was, former Austin city manager...
Photo: Austin Dog Alliance The Austin Dog Alliance, a 501(c)3 nonprofit located in Cedar Park, Texas, today announced that it was awarded $8,325 by the Texas Bar Foundation for its Therapy Dogs in the Courtroom program. The grant, which will fund the program for one year, will...
Photo: Shutterstock Austin Police have one case, 17-1640296, in which a swastika was painted on a car in the 2900 block of Kinney Ave. This was reported yesterday morning, June 13, at 6:30 am. Another case, 17-5024188, which says a “symbol” was painted on the car. It’s in the...
Photo: Matt Mackowiak The Travis County Republican Party Executive Committee elected a new county chairman Tuesday night. Matt Mackowiak, a political consultant and executive vice chairman of the Travis GOP, receive 46 votes of the precinct chairmen voting on Tuesday's meeting...
Photo: WCSO Yesterday afternoon, the Williamson County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Interdiction detectives stopped a 2004 Jeep traveling south in the 1500 block of SH-130 for no center brake lamp and not passing on a left lane. During the traffic stop detectives noticed numerous...
Austin police say they have made an arrest in a Monday gun store robbery in which several guns were taken, including a fully automatic rifle. According to APD, two teens have been taken into custody, but their identities have not been made public. State jail felony charges are...
(Credit: Shutterstock) If your child wanted to set up a lemonade stand on any average day, city regulations would prohibit them from doing so without first spending hundreds of dollars in fees and applying for a temporary food permit. That may all change in the very near future...
(Credit: KLBJ Staff/ Eric Leikam) The Internal Revenue Service building in South Austin has been evacuated and locked down following the discovery of a suspicious package Wednesday morning. According to the Austin Police Department, a bomb-sniffing dog alerted handlers to the...