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Austin Animal Services will be conducting a two-year pilot engagement program focused on areas with the most demand for animal services. 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...
The City of Round Rock Homeland Security and Emergency Management Division will conduct an active threat exercise from approximately 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 7, at Dell Diamond. City Police, Fire and Communications Departments are partnering with the Round Rock Express...
A Georgetown mother is accused of child abandonment after police say she kicked her two children, aged 7 and 9, out of her SUV and onto the side of FM 971. Wanda Williams-Kirby allegedly sped off after that, only to return later to find her children being watched by a bystander...
With an arctic cold front in the near forecast, and temperatures predicted to drop below freezing, the San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter would like to provide tips to keep animals safe in frosty weather: Bring them inside: Just because your pet is covered in fur doesn’t mean...
Information about child abuse and neglect in Austin and Travis County is now publicly available here thanks to researchers at Dell Children’s Medical Center of Central Texas . Today, researchers published their findings, including a full report and maps showing areas most...
Problems continue to pile on with the Austin DNA crime lab restructuring. Travis County Commissioners weigh their options in the Austin DNA crime lab reorganization. Along with the backlogs, the overcapacity in jail and the compromised tests, Commissioner Brigid Shea worries...
The Cedar Park Police Department worked 33 overtime hours during the 2016 Thanksgiving Selective Traffic Enforcement Program (STEP) that spanned from November 20th to November 30th. During the ten day period, officers made one misdemeanor DWI arrest and two felony DWI arrests...
FROM TXDOT AUSTIN – The Texas Department of Transportation will host an open house for the proposed improvements of two Mobility35 projects, the I-35 at Parmer Lane project and the I-35 from SH 45N to Grand Avenue Parkway project, on Dec. 6, 2016 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at Walnut...
At 9:44 pm on Friday, November 11, Austin Police Department's preliminary investigation shows that a black Honda motorcycle was traveling northbound in the 1300 block of Lockhart Hwy. The driver of the motorcycle was driving at an excessive rate of speed while attempting to exit...