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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...
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...
An Austin City Councilmember wants to look at how the city selects speakers for the invocations that start out all council meetings. A group called Satanic Temple was to do the invocation for this week's Austin City Council meeting. Councilmember Ellen Troxclair says her...
FROM THE CITY OF AUSTIN The City Council representative for District 10 will be decided by a run-off election between Sheri Gallo and Alison Alter, the top two vote recipients in the Nov. 8 election. The City of Austin and the League of Women Voters Austin Area Chapter will host...
Hays County Judge Bert Cobb, M.D., has reinstated the burn ban for unincorporated areas of Hays County effective immediately. After consultation with Hays County Fire Marshal Clint Browning, the decision was made based on continuing high winds and low humidity through much of...
As part of a nationwide 'Day of Action,' some fast food workers in Austin have joined in another protest for a higher minimum wage. Currently, federal minimum wage is $7.25/hour, but the protesters say they want $15/hour -- a more than 50% raise. The Ausitn protest kicked off at...