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FROM THE OFFICE OF STATE SEN CHARLES SCHWERTNER AUSTIN, TX -- Today, Senator Charles Schwertner (R-Georgetown) filed Senate Bill 11, a legislative package outlining substantial reforms to the way the Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) cares for the state's...
Austin's default speed limit is 30 miles per hour. That means, if there are no speed limit signs posted in a neighborhood, 30 would be the fastest a driver would be allowed to travel. But now an advisory council says that's too fast, and wants that number lowered to protect...
As lawmakers consider ways to get more children vaccinated, data shows Central Texas leads the state in the number of children who are choosing vaccine exemptions for non-medical reasons. Travis County tops the list with more than 2% of students going unvaccinated. Hays County...
Pflugerville ISD's Superintendent Alex Torrez said he'll resign when his contract is up in September 2017. Torres said he feels that now ,while the District is performing so well, is the ideal time to explore other opportunities. "It is not often that a person is able to step...
An Austin federal court today sanctioned local Austin lawyer Omar Rosales nearly $176,000 in penalties for a long, repetitive string of spurious and abusive charges that he had leveled against civil rights attorney Jim Harrington in the course of Harrington’s representing eight...
Ten acres of Travis County land in Volente is supposed to be parkland. The village and county are at odds over the two parcels on Lime Creek Road. Travis County owns about ten acres of land within the village of Volente along Lime Creek Road that's supposed to be for parks but...
Press release regarding the importance of fire safety from Travis County Fire Marshal, Tony Callaway: In the face of the Oakland fire tragedy our office mourns the loss of those who lost their lives while trying to enjoy an evening out like so many of us do. We salute those who...
The pilot program will launch in February in Austin ZIP codes 78702, 78724 and 78617 in Central and Far East Austin. While the Austin Animal Center intakes 1.39 animals per 100 residents for Austin-Travis County as an entire jurisdiction, these ZIP codes average over 3 times...
Leon Castillo was arrested in Bastrop has been charged with capital murder for shooting Aaron Rogers, 27, in the head and setting him on fire. His burned body was found in a truck in Del Valle the day before Halloween. He's also charged with tampering with or fabricating...