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Due to increased traffic at shopping malls and centers during Black Friday Weekend, deputies and volunteers from Travis County Constable, Precinct 5, will be stepping up enforcement and education efforts beginning on November 25, 2016 throughout the county to ensure compliance...
The annual Chuy’s Children Giving to Children Parade will result in street closures in the downtown area on Saturday, Nov. 26, 2016. The 2016 Chuy’s Parade is scheduled to begin at 10:45 a.m. with street closures beginning as early as 6 a.m. and streets reopening at 2 p.m...
For the third time in a little more than a week, a person has died while trying to cross I-35 on foot. The latest happening yesterday evening when a woman in her 40s was hit and killed. On Wednesday morning, a person was killed trying to cross near Slaughter, and just last week...
New numbers put Texas at the top of the list for bad drivers. The data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration looked at factors like drunk driving, speeding, and traffic-related deaths. Austin saw a record 102 deaths on its roadways last year.
While Austin seems to be experiencing a spike in the number of pedestrians arrested trying to cross I-35 on foot, more pedestrian arrests are made on 6th Street. While over the last five years there have been 148 arrests on I-35 and frontage roads, 164 have happened on 6th...
Austin's ever-vanishing affordability is a problem one lawmaker is concerned about. He’s taking a multi-pronged approach towards solving Austin's affordability crisis. State Senator Kirk Watson says affordability is more than just property taxes. “Too often what happens is that...
Emergency rooms see an influx of patients through the holiday. Things tend to pick up on Thanksgiving night into Friday morning. This spike in patients we generally see is due to illnesses associated with too much eating and/or poor food choices that wreak havoc especially...
Austin-Bergstrom International Airport is extremely busy today. All long-term parking lots are full including lot A and the uncovered long-term lots. The covered garage is still open as are the remote overflow lots. Thanksgiving travelers intending to leave their vehicles at...
Runoff Election Day will be held Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2015 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at designated polling places provided below. San Marcos voters will choose a mayor and two City Council members (Place 2, as well as the unexpired term of Place 3). Voting precincts and locations can...