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The owner of a dog shot dead by police two years ago after an Austin police officer mistakenly shows up at his home is heartened to hear officers are finally getting additional training on how to deal with aggressive dogs. Michael Paxton tells the Todd and Don show, "It's good,...
The Austin City Council is going through the budget today deciding what proposals will be funded in 2015. As citizens continue to complain about affordability in Austin, Mayor Lee Leffingwell makes a proposal to lower the tax rate estimate that failed. Undeterred, he was the...
Austin police diffuse a second SWAT standoff in as many days with a suicidal subject. Officer Bino Cadena says recent training on dealing with people with mental health issues is paying off. Cadena says this morning, the 46 year old man called police asked for help. He told...
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Some online higher education courses are costing Texans more money than brick-and-mortar classes. The Dallas Morning News reports state leaders have hailed online education as one fix for ballooning college prices, but that tuition for those classes can be...
A Travis County Official is hoping the city will approve a proposal to give city property owners a homestead exemption. Precinct 4 Commissioner Margaret Gomez says it's not just the poor who are complaining that they can't afford to live in Austin anymore, "Young professionals...
Williamson County property owners will get to pay an additional 96 bucks on their taxes in 2015. The county's Connie Watson says Commissioners decided to keep the tax rate the same, but soaring property values for the average home are what made tax bills go up this time. She...
More solar power will be added to Austin Energy's portfolio after the council approved an ambitious plan to wean the utility off of carbon emitting power sources. Austin Energy opposed the measure saying solar and wind power is less reliable it could cause rates to soar. Tom...
After neighbors fume over a master plan for the former Holly Power Plant, the Austin City Council approves it anyway. Neighbors spoke for hours about how they were ignored by the city and consultants who helped create the plan for a park out of the former power plant site...
Austin Community College is officially opening it's doors to their new ACC Highland campus at the former Highland Mall. The college's Dorado Kinney says they've renovated 200 thousand square feet of space that used to be a department store, "The former JC Penney's building which...