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Heavy rain overnight has caused the South Fork of the San Gabriel River to flood, closing parks and causing some evacuations near Georgetown. Meg Stephens was camping near the river to attend a wedding nearby when the call to evacuate came in. She says she watched from a second...
Crews are on the scene of a train derailment in Williamson County off of County Road 201. According to the Williamson County Sheriff's Department, there is no danger to the public from the derailment. The train was carrying gravel. (Picture courtesy Williamson County Sheriff...
Voters will decide on a major addition to the Georgetown school district. The school board is considering a partnership with the YMCA to bring a massive new swim facility to the district. Jeff Van Driesen with the YMCA says it would be a shared-use facility including due-paying...
The City of Austin is looking for your help overhauling Police Oversight at community forums across the city. Activist Chris Harris says they want to see more independence and strength in the Monitor's Office. The next public hearing is Tuesday at the Greater Mount Zion church...
Attorney General Ken Paxton said AISD officials are against renting out their Performing Arts Center to Georgetown based Celebration Church because it holds traditional beliefs on marriage. Paxton says AISD must respect Religious Liberty Protections afforded churches under the...
The Salvation Army re-opens their East Austin Women and Childrens Shelter this morning amid a ribbon-cutting ceremony. Jan Gunter with the Salvation Army said the expansion of the facility came from a 2012 bond issue. She also mentioned that they are increasing capacity from 60...
The Leander school district has decided to install air conditioning on its buses following numerous complaints from parents about hot, sweaty, red-faced kids. The district's plan is now to retrofit the existing fleet of buses, as well as to phase in new buses over the coming...
Austin police are investigating the death of a man who they say was hit by a Capital Metro bus late last night. According to police, the driver of the bus had just finished the route when he hit a man lying in the middle of the road at the intersection of St. John's and Carver...
AISD's enrollment continues to sag year after year, but the numbers are on the steady increase in many districts that surround it. In Lake Travis, for example, there has been a 3-percent growth for the year, which is actually smaller than what's normally expected according to...