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CWS Capitol Partners is trying once more get permission to build high rises on the shores of Lady Bird Lake. CWS requested a variance to the Waterfront Overlay Ordinance that forbids it from building within 200 feet of the shore. The planning commission unanimously rejected the...
Austin police say Karl Lewis Lightford barged into an East St. Elmo Road apartment early this morning and started a standoff that ended with gunfire. He has been charged with aggravated assault and burglary. The standoff reportedly started before dawn at the Rosemont on...
Austin based Whole foods has a new policy for it’s executives. They are no longer allowed to post messages on online message boards. The policy comes months after investigators found the company founder, John Mackey had been posting messages for eight years under another name...
The Education Department's inspector general says he'll review whether federal money is being misspent on programs by a company founded by Neil Bush. A Washington-based watchdog group called Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington called for the inquiry into Austin-...
When it comes to preparing high school graduates for college, a state panel says Texas is not getting the job done. The Commission for a College Ready Texas says there are several ways to improve the path for college-bound students. Commission chairman Sandy Kress says one would...
A Stony Point High School student is pepper sprayed by police on campus. School officials say the sixteen year old boy was disrespectful to school administrators when he was questioned about stealing pizza from the cafeteria on Monday. Round Rock Police officers provide the...
Austin Police take on traffic, refocusing efforts to cut down on the number of fatal traffic wrecks. The recent reorganization at APD will free up additional motorcycle officers to monitor the roads. It's one of several changes Traffic Enforcement Commander Mike Nyert hope will...
Cameras to catch you running red lights are a step closer to reality, pending action by Austin's City Council later this week. After a six-week pilot program at two downtown intersections, "Red Flex Traffic Systems" gets the nod as the company to place red-light camera at up to...
For local results from Leanders, Cedar Park, and other Central Texas results look for the links at the bottom. It's offcial. All 16 propositions on the ballot Tuesday have been approved by Texas voters. Proposition 1 - HJR 103 **PASSED** "The constitutional amendment providing...