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To help facilitate a new speed management program the Transportation Department wants $500,000 to further its Vision Zero initiative, aiming for zero deaths on Austin streets. City engineer Eric Bollick said one idea is to extend the curbs outward at certain intersections,...
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Eight APD cops involved in the shooting death of an East Austin man in March will not face a Grand Jury. Travis County DA Margaret Moore's office says the officers were justified in their use of lethal force under Texas law when five cops shot Victor Ancira as he lunged at...
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House Democrats say they are planning a vote on a measure that strongly condemns President Donald Trump's racist remarks aimed at four liberal congresswomen of color. After a day of widespread criticism, Trump was defiant on Monday, repeating his view that the women should get...
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(Credit: Capital Metro) The City of Leander has remained a constant user of Capital Metro's service since its inception in 1985, but that may soon change following a vote this week by the city council that could put an end to the city's longtime partnership with the transit...
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(Credit: Associated Press) Rodney Reed has been a Death Row inmate since 1998 following his conviction in the strangling death of Stacey Stites in Bastrop County in 1996. Since then, Reed has appealed multiple times and has had his case unseccessfully taken all the way to the...
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Staff from Austin Transportation, Public Works, and the Corridor Program Office have completed Preliminary Engineering Reports for all nine of the substandard streets included in the 2016 Mobility Bond. Substandard streets are publicly owned roadways within the City of Austin’s...
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A Guatemalan mother and her son in the country illegally are under threat of a more than $300,000 fine after taking sanctuary in a North Austin Church. In a video statement published by local pro migrant group, Austin Sanctuary Network, the mother Hilda Ramirez said she was...
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The City of Austin could be in for a fight over a petition that even some city commissioners signed to give residents a say on expanding the Convention Center. Tourism Commissioner John Riedie said the petition is reasonable. If approved it would curb the city's spending on the...
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(Credit: Office of the Texas Attorney General) Attorney General Ken Paxton today announced that the Child Exploitation Unit of his office arrested 52-year-old Charles Glenn Koss, of Austin, Texas, on three counts of possession of child pornography, a third-degree felony. A...