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The Greater Austin Crime Commission will honor the community service of outgoing Austin Police Chief Art Acevedo at their 19th anniversary luncheon today. The featured guest speaker is John J. Miller, Deputy Commissioner for Intelligence and Counterterrorism at the New York...
Before each Austin City Council meeting, a local religious leader is invited to give an invocation. The opening prayer or blessing is generally overseen by a member of Austin's Christian, Jewish, or Muslim faiths, although there have been other spiritual deviations in the past...
Calls of people suffering the ill-effects of the synthetic drug known as K2 kept paramedics busy over the Thanksgiving weekend. According to Austin-Travis County EMS, more than 50 people had to be treated for the drug since Friday, with the bulk of those calls originating around...
Charlie Strong is head football coach at University of Texas no more. Strong was officially fired Saturday morning after a disappointing three seasons finishing 16-21. His last game was home loss to TCU 31-9. Strong expressed disappointment but thanked everyone at UT. University...
Charlie Strong is head football coach at University of Texas no more. Strong was officially fired Saturday morning after a disappointing three seasons finishing 16-21. His last game was home loss to TCU 31-9. Strong expressed disappointment but thanked everyone at UT. University...
Austin Travis County EMS is reporting they are treating and taking multiple K2 patients in the area of 6TH and Neches. Right now they have five patients in five ambulances.
Due to increased traffic at shopping malls and centers during Black Friday Weekend, deputies and volunteers from Travis County Constable, Precinct 5, will be stepping up enforcement and education efforts beginning on November 25, 2016 throughout the county to ensure compliance...
The annual Chuy’s Children Giving to Children Parade will result in street closures in the downtown area on Saturday, Nov. 26, 2016. The 2016 Chuy’s Parade is scheduled to begin at 10:45 a.m. with street closures beginning as early as 6 a.m. and streets reopening at 2 p.m...
For the third time in a little more than a week, a person has died while trying to cross I-35 on foot. The latest happening yesterday evening when a woman in her 40s was hit and killed. On Wednesday morning, a person was killed trying to cross near Slaughter, and just last week...