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The Austin Police Department remains without a contract, but the same can no longer be said for Cedar Park PD, which now has had its new contract approved by the city council. Cedar Park Managing Director Darren Butler said one of the highlights is a far more competitive...
Homeless spending in Austin is will be just under $30-million under the new budget, but that's still $30-million less than the Ending Community Homelessness Coalition said is needed to make a dent. Executive Director Ann Howard says we'll need $60-million every year for the...
For more than 30-years, Threadgill's has been an icon of Austin's many local eateries. But much like the many that have been forced to close their doors, Threadgill's owner Eddie Wilson said it's just not possible to keep up with the skyrocketing rent payments each month, which...
With storms inbound from the Gulf the City of San Marcos has issued a flood watch for Friday and Saturday. Officials say they are expecting anywhere from 1-3 inches of rain, and because of recent storms they worry about flooding in low lying and flood prone areas. ( Photo:...
After a man posted a VIRAL video of a Georgetown Area gate attendant blocking his car and screaming he ran her over, the woman loses her job. The woman, Judine Reed worked at Cedar Breaks Park, which is run by the Army Corps of engineers. Corps officials said Reed was a contract...
UPDATE: An amber alert for a 4-year-old Pflugerville girl has been canceled. The Travis County Sheriff's office reports 4 year old Katelyn Ramirez is safe in their custody. AMBER ALERT CANCELED This is an AMBER CHILD ABDUCTION ALERT we need your help! At approximately 3pm 4-year...
The value of State programs designed to keep college costs down are under the microscope at the State Capitol. While the dual credit program is growing many are still questioning its value. Dual Credits allow high school students to take college courses and get both high school...
Each time one of the five taxing entities chooses to increase spending, that contributes to your property tax bill. Even though she voted for Austin's new budget tacking on $200-million more than last year, council member Ora Houston said Austin needs to stop believing it has...
Austin police are hoping more witnesses will come forward that saw a shooting in the middle of a rain storm outside a northeast Austin apartment. The complex is near the intersection of Parmer and Dessau. Police officer Bino Cardinas says the gunfire broke out shortly before 3...