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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...
A little more than 800 people have signed a petition at Texas State University seeking better protection for illegal immigrants on campus. The petition seeks to creation of a sanctuary campus, protecting students, employees, and other workers living in the country illegally...
Hays County Fire Marshal Clint Browning said today that the 150-acre grass fire east of Kyle on Monday was caused by a resident improperly burning household garbage in a backyard. “The wind was too high for proper outdoor burning and the fire was too close to tall grass,”...
Tonight, workers will be completely closing northbound State Loop 1 (MoPac) each night after 8 p.m. between Lady Bird Lake and Enfield Road. All traffic will be detoured off the Enfield Road exit. Drivers will pass through the Enfield Road intersection before re-entering MoPac...