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APD Highway Enforcement's Lt. Blake Johnson says the department has bought two drones and a standalone computer. Travis County paid for the mapping software. Johnson says using the drones is expected to make what has been a six to eight hour investigation process closer to two...
Officials evacuated people around the Llano River in Llano, as the river is expected to crest around 41 feet later today. That would be the second highest crest on record. According to the Llano Office of Emergency Management anyone living within a quarter mile of the river...
A flood warning has been issued for the South Fork of the San Gabriel through Georgetown. The river is already above flood stage and is expected to rise to around 9.6 feet by this afternoon, which is over the 9 foot flood stage. The flood warning is in effect until it is...
The constant rain is cause record flooding in the Hill Country. The water hasn't been this high on the Llano River since 1935. That's when the record of 41.5 feet was reached in Llano, and the river is cresting today just short of that mark. That is causing evacuations along the...
The East coast hurricane recovery effort could exacerbate the Central Texas labor shortage. According to DPR Construction’s Nick Moulinet the high demand in hurricane-hit areas for contractors and materials will add as many as two months to local build times. Moulinet says with...
Indigent defense cases in Travis County are handled by Capital Area Private Defender Service and they are slammed. Travis County Commissioners will look at whether setting up a Public Defender office within the county for those cases is a good idea. The County's Hector Nieto...
A group of church leaders is still pursuing a lawsuit against Austin, hoping for an exemption to the non-discrimination ordinance. Citing the Bible as their guide, the U.S. Pastors Council wants the right to hire based on sexual orientation. Texas employment law expert Holt...
An Austin Police Officer who was directing traffic out of the Austin City Limits Music Festival was hit by a car overnight. The officer suffered minor injuries and was transported to Dell Seton Medical Center. The driver of the car did stop at the scene. (Photo: Shutterstock by...
Gasoline prices in Austin have fallen 1.9 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.61/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 830 stations in Austin. This compares with the national average that has fallen 2.6 cents per gallon versus last week to $2.88/g,...