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Demolition of the Stassney Lane overpass on I-35 continues tonight. TxDOT's Diann Hodges says newly opened U-turn bridges will help drivers get across the freeway. Mainlane closures will resume tonight at 11 and go through 10AM tomorrow morning. (Photo: Shutterstock by Val...
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Bastrop County law enforcement now knows the identity of a jawbone that was found along the Colorado River in July. The jawbone belonged to Jonathon Hamilton, who was from Houston but was last seen in Bastrop in 2015. Bastrop County Sheriff Maurice Cook says a search of the area...
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Private towing companies will have to wait a bit longer for an answer about increased fees: In June, the Austin City Council approved raising the rates for towing fees in public spaces. Councilmember Greg Casar explains: Private companies almost immediately spoke out because the...
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The Austin Area chapter of Big Brothers Big Sisters is in dire need of more volunteers. The Mentoring agency's Christina Snell says they have about 500 kids, mostly boys, on a waitlist for a big brother. Snell says their program serves at-risk children as in kids in single-...
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The Austin FC Major League Soccer club expands its ownership to include Austin business and community leaders and an oscar-winning actor. Matthew McConaughey is now one of the minority owners of the Major League Soccer team. At an Austin FC press confrence Friday Morning...
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A vote on withdrawing Leander from Cap Metro has been pushed back to a later date. This week, the city and Metro officials did sit down for a talk about the future of the city's transit service. Cap Metro's Dottie Watkins said Saturday rail service will begin for Leander in...
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Hundreds were evacuated from the State Capitol complex lower extension after reports of people smelling smoke. DPS's Victor Taylor said first responders were alerted after a smoky haze was seen in a lower extension of the capitol complex, he also mentions several smelled smoke...
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(Credit: Office of the Texas Governor) Governor Greg Abbott on Thursday hosted the first meeting of the Texas Safety Commission in Austin. The Governor met with lawmakers, educators, advocates, community leaders, and experts to generate strategies to provide community healing,...
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(Credit: Austin Fire Department) On Thursday, a Travis County jury handed down sentences for former Austin Fire Department investigator Marcus Reed after finding him guilty this week of the felony charge of aggravated perjury and the misdemeanor offense of official oppression...