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The Austin Independent School District Board of Trustees voted on several items Monday night, including leaving trustees in the positions of power for another year. Also discussed were the dozens of targets set forth in October by Superintendent Dr. Paul Cruz, and the board...
A 17-year-old Vista Ridge High School student has been arrested and charged with arson after allegedly trying to burn down the school. According to an arrest warrant, Briana Wallick tried to set fire to the school by lighting a roll of toilet paper on fire in the girl's restroom...
UPDATE: Services for Santiago (Dos) Vega and his mother Cynthia Vega will be Friday, December 2: 4 pm visitation at Wilcox Funeral Home, 1805 US 281, Marble Falls, 78654 A rosary will be recited at 6 pm PREVIOUSLY: The two individuals who died in the car crash along SH 71 near...
4:20p.m. Update: Two sheds and four cars were lost in the fire. No homes were damaged, no injuries reported. 4 p.m. Update: Grass fire is considered contained. Roads are being opened in area, residents being allowed to return, bus routes returning to normal UPDATE: Numerous Fire...
The Texas Department of State Health Services and Cameron County Department of Health and Human Services today announced the first case of Zika virus disease likely transmitted by a mosquito in Texas. DSHS is supporting Cameron County’s response to the case and to the ongoing...
Two people are dead after a crash on West Highway 71 and Fall Creeks Estate Drive near Spicewood early this morning. Austin Travis County EMS says they were already dead when medics arrived. Two more were taken by Star Flight to UMC Brackenridge. No other details were available.
The Greater Austin Crime Commission will honor the community service of outgoing Austin Police Chief Art Acevedo at their 19th anniversary luncheon today. The featured guest speaker is John J. Miller, Deputy Commissioner for Intelligence and Counterterrorism at the New York...
Before each Austin City Council meeting, a local religious leader is invited to give an invocation. The opening prayer or blessing is generally overseen by a member of Austin's Christian, Jewish, or Muslim faiths, although there have been other spiritual deviations in the past...
Calls of people suffering the ill-effects of the synthetic drug known as K2 kept paramedics busy over the Thanksgiving weekend. According to Austin-Travis County EMS, more than 50 people had to be treated for the drug since Friday, with the bulk of those calls originating around...