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Austin's police chief is looking for ways to cut back on the department's overtime costs next year. Acting Chief Cathy Ellison says APD spent more than $9,000,000 on overtime for police officers this year, but next year, she's only planning on spending $7,000,000. "And that is...
State health officials are advising adults and teenagers to get vaccines against whooping cough after the disease hit hard in Texas last year. The Department of State Health Services launched a public education campaign this week urging the vaccines for pertussis -- also called...
A State Trooper has been arrested on charges of selling Texas identification cards for 12-hundred bucks each. From the DPS, Tela Mange (MAANG) tells KLBJ that Richard Rodriguez no longer has a badge. "Trooper Rodriguez retired day-before-yesterday and is no longer an employee of...
Texas motorists are finding cheaper retail gasoline prices this week. The weekly Triple-A Texas gas price survey finds retail prices for regular, self-serve gasoline is averaging two dollar 80 cents per gallon. That's eight cents per gallon less than last week. Nationally, the...
Austin Police are looking for a gas station attendant accused of helping himself to customer's credit cards. 24 year old Evan Mecredy is accused of using at least two different women's credit card accounts to fill up on gas at the Exxon station on Balcones Drive at least four...
The bike racks outside of Austin City Hall were full Thursday night as hundreds of cyclists lined up to tell members of the Austin City Council what they thought about a proposal to require all cyclists to wear helmets. Former Mayor Bruce Todd, who survived a head injury...
New information this hour on that brawl at Stony Point High School. Police have now charged two girls and two boys with rioting and resisting arrests. The girls, 17-year-old Cassandra Marshall and 17-year-old Amber Thomas, were taken to the Williamson County Jail after the fight...
A WIlliamson County jury sentences an Austin man 48 years in prison for repeatedly fondling the son of his fiancee. Robert F. Brown III gets four consecutive 12 year sentences. "He has to serve at least one half of those 48 years before he's eligible for parole," Williamson...
A proposal to raise the tax rate of the Travis County Healthcare District is not drawing much opposition. No one attended the district's first public hearing on next year's budget. "Our overall tax rate is just over 7 cents per $100 of property value," said Board Chairman Clarke...