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The City of Austin today, Dec. 2, has reached a legal settlement with former Police Officer Geoffrey Freeman, who fatally shot an Austin 17-year-old earlier this year, to avoid an arbitration hearing due to start Monday, Dec. 5. “There are no good outcomes when our community...
FROM OLIVERA COMMUNICATIONS (Austin, Texas) An account has been set up at Chase Bank to defray the funeral costs of Lake Travis area residents, 46 year Cynthia Vega and her 17 year old son, Santiago, a senior at Lake Travis High School. Funeral services for the Vegas are...
Due to a contractor damaging a major water main, the City of Kyle is issuing a boil water notice for numerous residences in Kyle. The city says in order to ensure destruction of all harmful bacteria and other microbes, water for drinking, cooking, and making ice should be boiled...
The Austin City Council on Thursday voted to strengthen its rules against harassment by city employees following testimony this year from women who claim they've fallen victim multiple times. Those new rules better clarify the requirements of each employee of the City of Austin...
A federal jury has ruled against a woman who sued Austin police officer and Travis County Jail employees over a DWI stop in 2013. Caroline Callaway, 26, claims she was subjected to excessive force on February 4, 2013 when she was pulled over and forced to submit to a blood draw...
The third lane of northbound Mopac between Lady Bird Lake and Enfield is officially back open. The Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority had originally scheduled work to begin December 3, but a soggy forecast prompted the work to begin earlier this week, with nightly...
Austin City Council wants to make sure everyone gets enough good food to eat. Now they're putting your money where their mouths are. Council decides to fund outreach for those who can get food stamps but don't. The city will spend $200 thousand dollars over two years to get the...
FROM AUSTIN POLICE DEPARTMENT On Friday, Dec. 2, 2016 at 7:30 a.m. APD will be conducting a Distracted Driving Operation. The meeting location will take place at 9315 Old McNeil Rd. Mike Myers, whose daughter Elana Myers was tragically killed in a distracted driving crash, will...
Some Lake Travis High school students and friends of senior and his mother who died in a traffic collision gather to set up a roadside memorial. Brad Bonilla, the attorney representing Cynthia and Santiago Vega, says the family and students wanted a memorial. "Some of the...