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Former Austin Chief of Police Art Acevedo has been sworn in as the new Houston police chief. He leaves APD after 10 years. Assistant Chief Brian Manley will officially take over as interim chief tomorrow.
Yesterday, The U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit, upheld the District Court’s Order finding in favor of the City of Kyle, entering a final dismissal of the 2014 case filed by Dr. Glen Hurlston against the City of Kyle, Texas, Kyle Police Chief Jeffery Barnett, and others...
Austin Police have charged a man trying to sell stolen guitars signed by Willie Nelson, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Jeff Beck and Los Lonely Boys. Police records say 53-year-old Esquiel Martinez broke into the Discount Electronics store on Manchaca in April and stole three guitars...
Some areas east and west of downtown could be getting more access to bicycles. The Austin Bike-Share program is looking to expand. This week Austin City Council will consider expanding the Bike Share Program. Austin B-Cycle executive director Elliott McFadden says the program...
The Pflugerville Community Development Corporation (PCDC) today announced telecommunications company TesCom will relocate its national headquarters to Pflugerville and expand its business, bringing 33 full-time jobs within a year and 42 jobs within five years. In a regular...
Police are investigating an assault and burglary they say took place at a dorm on the Texas State University campus. According to Texas State police, the student claims he received a knock on his dorm room door around 9:30 Tuesday night at Smith Hall. When he opened the door,...
Travis County commissioners have approved the acceptance of a federal loan that reimburses the county for expenses related to housing illegal immigrants at the Travis County Jail. The Travis County Sheriff's Department applied for the loan, which was just under $401,000...
A man's lifeless body was found Tuesday night near the patient drop off area outside of St. David's Hospital. According to Austin police, an off-duty Pflugerville officer was working security at the hospital when he, along with some hospital staff, found the man's body inside of...
Art Acevedo, who sat at the helm of the Austin Police Department for nearly a decade, has officially said goodbye to Austin. The city's top cop is headed to Houston to take over as Chief of Police, and will be sworn in today by Mayor Sylvester Turner. Acevedo says he will...