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New details shed light on the financial woes surrounding an Austin pastor who claims the Whole Foods on Lamar sold him a cake with an anti-gay slur on it. Pastor Jordan Brown is reportedly in deep student loan debt. According to the National Collegiate Student Loan Trust, Brown...
Several incidents of students being approached by strangers near Del Valle schools last week has officials and parents on high alert. Yesterday about 6:30 pm, an 11-year-old girl was walking home, when she noticed she was being followed for a few blocks. She found a nearby...
Transportation technology could be the next big hot job industry in Austin. That's what Austin City Councilmember Greg Casar is saying. The District 4 councilman says there's a lot of cutting edge mobility tech that's developing now. “With our technology and our creativity and...
Coming off of a year in which more than 10,000 Austin Water customers complained about skyrocketing water bills, the utility is now looking at installing smart meters in the homes of each of its customers. The move does not come without a high price tag, however. "We are seeking...
ALCOA is putting their thirty-four thousand acres of land in Milam County up for sale on the open market, for the first time. The Statesman reports they've tried to sell it utilities like the LCRA, but deals kept falling apart. The asking price is $250 million, including water...
For years it was "Dixie" that led the school's charge onto the football field, but that changed as the school calendar turned this year, leaving the school in need of a new fight song. The decision to get rid of the song was based in its connection to the Confederacy, which has...
Last night, STAR Flight rescued a man who drove around a barricade on Bitting School Road. He was not injured. Following the rescue, the Travis County Sheriff's Office arrested 24-year-old Hector Padron-Flores for disregarding the barricade.
Updated from April 18th statement: After a deeper investigation of Mr. Brown’s claim, we believe his accusations are fraudulent and we intend to take legal action against both Mr. Brown and his attorney. Here’s what we know: Our bakery team member wrote “Love Wins” at the top of...
UPDATE: There have been 8 cases in this series. The dates are as follows: Dec. 27, 2015 approximately 6 p.m. Jan. 17, 2016 approximately 6:30 a.m. Jan. 18, 2016 approximately 9 p.m. Feb. 12, 2016 approximately 12:15 p.m., 6600 blk Millrace Dr. Jan. 23, 2016 approximately 5:40 p...