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AUSTIN – Presidents and admissions officers at The University of Texas System’s academic institutions will now have a clear set of system-wide guidelines and processes to follow when making undergraduate admissions decisions. The UT System Board of Regents approved an admissions...
With a spike in fatal auto motorcycle crashes in Austin, biking safety experts are calling for bikers and drivers to look out for one another. A biker lost his life on I-35 in Kyle last week and another was killed downtown in July at 4th and Congress when a sedan driver making a...
A man is injured as a Cap Metro train hits an SUV in North Austin last evening. It happened just before 6 last night. A man driving an SUV with a passenger tried to pass the Red Line train by the Howard Station crossing near Mopac, and the train stuck the back end of the vehicle...
Sulma Franco, a Guatemalan woman who had lived in a church in Central Austin since June as she sought asylum from deportation to a country where her life was threatened because of her sexual identity, was granted a stay of removal by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement on...
The longtime girlfriend of former Austin police officer VonTrey Clark released a statement to KVUE News and the Austin American-Statesman Wednesday, marking the first time she has commented about the high-profile murder. Clark has been accused in court documents of helping...
The city of Austin has set aside $75 thousand in case any employee wants sex reassignment surgery. The provision also sets aside about a half million dollars for applied behavior analysis related to that surgery. District 6's Don Zimmerman says his constituents thinks that is...
Austin Bergstrom Airport is outperforming airports of similar size in customer service. Director Jim Smith tells the council part of the reason why is because of a program he's had in place since 2001 which awards a two thousand dollar bonus when the airport meets or exceeds it'...
I Live Here, I Give Here is announces that Celeste Flores will assume the role of Executive Director. Flores brings over 14 years’ experience in the nonprofit giving community. “I joined the I Live Here, I Give Here family in 2012 and am excited by our growth and successes in...
An Austin cop is taking the department to federal court after he says the Austin Police Department ignored his sexual and racial discrimination complaints. Aaron Von Bishop claims Detective Brenda Bermudez, who herself is suing APD for sexual harassment, falsely accused him of...