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The $3.5 billion budget approved by the Austin City Council this week included raises for police and EMS, but nothing for firefighters. Association President Bob Nicks says their contract with the city expired as they battled over who is in charge of hiring firefighters, but the...
Austin's Public Safety Commission meets in a special called meeting today to hear recommendations about how to handle safety issues at South by Southwest 2015. The event brought $315 million to Austin last year despite the tragic crash kill four festival goers. The city is...
City officials and the Austin Fire Department observe the 13th anniversary of the terror attacks. Assistant Chief Bob Nicks reads quotes from firefighters who were on the ground that day at the twin towers to the crowd gathered at the historic Buford Tower in downtown Austin, "I...
Neighbors of a South Austin couple whose home was ravaged by last Halloween's deadly floods come to their defense. Marsha Zwelling says while other neighbors have started rebuilding, Mike and Nancy Kimbro have been denied a permit to start work on their own property, "The bottom...
A select committee on Child Protection is gets an update from Texas health officials about the status of unattended undocumented kids that were flowing into the U-S a few months ago. Dr. Kyle Janek with Texas Health and Human Services Commission says the kids are, generally, in...
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...