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APD Agg Assault Det. Sniper providing media briefing on road rage incidents https://t.co/wzw84LXPOF — Austin Police Dept (@Austin_Police) June 19, 2019 Austin Police officials said there have been 45 reported incidents of Road Rage since the begin of the year. APD Det. Robert...
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As the Austin City Council predicts a $51-million budget deficit by 2024 because of a new 3.5-percent limit on property tax growth, the tone is noticeably different among Travis County leaders. County budget director Travis Gatlin says there will be an impact. But Gatlin says...
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Special prosecutors who've spent nearly four years trying to bring Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton to trial on securities fraud charges are facing another setback. The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals today refused to reconsider a 2018 ruling that effectively denied special...
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President Donald Trump has used his first official reelection speech to claim that a vote for Democrats in 2020 is a vote for what he's calling "radical socialism" and "the destruction of the American dream." Thousands of people packed a Florida arena Tuesday night as Trump...
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Faced with new property tax limits, the Austin City Council is considering ending some major corporate incentive agreements, known as 'Chapter 380 agreements.' The city has been scrambling to find a way to adapt to newly signed legislation that will limit cities and counties to...
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(Credit: City of Hutto/ Perfect Game) Hutto has successfully lobbied the legislature to get the State’s 6 percent Hotel Occupancy (HOT) tax and the State’s 6.25 percent sales tax to apply to the construction cost of the City of Hutto’s first convention center and convention...
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(Credit: City of Austin) After a six month public process, the Austin Transportation Department is moving forward with a two-way protected bikeway on the lower section of Shoal Creek Boulevard between 38th Street and Foster Lane. The plan also includes a new pedestrian and...
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Austin police chief Brian Manley has fired an officer over an alleged relationship he had with a woman he first met while investigating a stalking call. In a memo from Manley , he says Officer Jordan Wagstaff responded to the woman's 911 call back in October 2018. The woman...
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Now that the legislature has ended, Governor Abbott has signed the spending bill that includes a one-million dollar public safety campaign for firearm storage. It was an idea pushed by the group Texas Gun Sense. Board Member Leesa Ross says this was personal to her because her...