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Information about child abuse and neglect in Austin and Travis County is now publicly available here thanks to researchers at Dell Children’s Medical Center of Central Texas . Today, researchers published their findings, including a full report and maps showing areas most...
Problems continue to pile on with the Austin DNA crime lab restructuring. Travis County Commissioners weigh their options in the Austin DNA crime lab reorganization. Along with the backlogs, the overcapacity in jail and the compromised tests, Commissioner Brigid Shea worries...
The Cedar Park Police Department worked 33 overtime hours during the 2016 Thanksgiving Selective Traffic Enforcement Program (STEP) that spanned from November 20th to November 30th. During the ten day period, officers made one misdemeanor DWI arrest and two felony DWI arrests...
FROM TXDOT AUSTIN – The Texas Department of Transportation will host an open house for the proposed improvements of two Mobility35 projects, the I-35 at Parmer Lane project and the I-35 from SH 45N to Grand Avenue Parkway project, on Dec. 6, 2016 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at Walnut...
At 9:44 pm on Friday, November 11, Austin Police Department's preliminary investigation shows that a black Honda motorcycle was traveling northbound in the 1300 block of Lockhart Hwy. The driver of the motorcycle was driving at an excessive rate of speed while attempting to exit...
FROM THE AUSTIN POLICE DEPT The Austin Police Department has officially transitioned to an electronic application for people who are interested in applying for the position of Police Officer. APD’s old application process required applicants to complete a 37+ page background...
The Texas Department of Transportation and the Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority has devised a plan they hope will lead to fewer wrong-way crashes on Austin roads: lowering the 'wrong way' sign on an I-35 exit ramp. The sign located at the 32nd Street exit will be...
The Austin Police Department has officially transitioned to an electronic application for people who are interested in applying for the position of Police Officer. APD’s old application process required applicants to complete a 37+ page background history statement and mail it...
An Austin family attorney is suing to have a law overturned that requires four leadership seats on the State Bar of Texas' governing board be given to woman or minorities only. Greg Gegenheimer filed the suit in federal court on Monday. The 38-year-old lawyer argues that the...