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The Sheriff’s Combined Auto Theft Task Force, (a grant-funded program from the Texas Auto Burglary and Theft Prevention Authority) would like to remind citizens of some useful tips to stay safe and help prevent auto burglary and theft: 1. Hide your valuables from plain sight to...
On Thursday, Nov. 24, Capital Metro will operate its Sunday schedule in observance of Thanksgiving Day. There will be no MetroRail, UT Shuttle, Night Owl or E-Bus service. The day after Thanksgiving, Friday, Nov. 25, Capital Metro will operate its Saturday schedule with no...
Another top priority intersection is being addressed as part of Austin's Vision Zero initiative. On Monday morning, work began on upgrades to Rundberg at North Lamar. It's part of the city's effort to fast-track upgrades to five of the most treacherous intersections in the city...
Two magnet schools in Austin -- the Liberal Arts and Science Academy and Kealing Middle School -- will be changing the way students are admitted beginning in the 2017-2018 school year. Previously, the schools took into consideration grades, test scores, and other academic...
Texas athletic director Mike Perrin says football Charlie Strong's future with the Longhorns will be decided after the Longhorns' next game. Perrin called multiple reports that Texas has decided to fire Strong "rumors," and said Strong will be evaluated after the Longhorns play...
The sale of a 154-megawatt photovoltaic solar project to NRG Energy last week moves the City of Georgetown electric utility a step closer to a 100 percent renewable energy supply. The PV solar electricity plant near Fort Stockton will supply energy to Georgetown through a 25-...
The University of Texas at Austin mourns the loss of alumnus, supporter and world-renowned medical pioneer in heart surgery Dr. Denton Cooley (BA, 1941), who died at age 96. Long before “what starts here changes the world” became the university’s mantra, Cooley encompassed its...
On Tuesday, November 15, 2016, Judge Evan Stubbs of the 424th Judicial District Court sentenced Joe Canchola, 28, to 30 years in prison after a Burnet County jury convicted Canchola of Burglary of a Habitation. Canchola was charged with burglarizing a home near Inks Lake. The...
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. Election Day will Dec. 13 and early voting will be from Dec. 1 to Dec. 9...