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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...
A man who allegedly pistol-whipped a woman on Wednesday night barricaded himself inside of his home for hours. According to Ausitn police, a 911 call was received about two women fighting. That prompted a man to emerge from his apartment and strike one of the women in the face...
A consultant's preliminary report shows a lot of buildings in the Austin school district are in poor condition. T.A. Brown Elementary was recently closed for that very reason. Because of the structural concerns, as many as ten schools could be closed down, either outright...