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The Austin City Council has voted to pay the family of Daniel Rocha $1,00,000 to settle a lawsuit over his death in 2005. Rocha was shot during a struggle with APD Officer Julie Schroeder, who was later fired from the force over her actions in that case. The city’s legal...
Austin police have begun a massive round-up of suspected drug dealers in neighborhoods that have become known as open-air drug markets. Officers began tracking down suspects on Wednesday they had previously identified through undercover operations. "We're going to start looking...
Immigration and Customs Enforcement has placed an “immigration hold” on the suspect in a deadly hit and run accident in downtown Austin over the weekend. Omar Dominguez-Navariete was booked into the Travis County Jail on a charge of failure to stop and render aid after the wreck...
Texas Governor Rick Perry does not support bailing out the auto industry and says he isn’t thinking about a race against Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison. The Governor has the same opinion of the auto industry bailout as he had of the financial industry bailout…he is against it. “...
Austin City Council Member Sheryl Cole is running for a second term in office. She kicked-off her re-election campaign before a crowd of supporters at Primizie Osteria in east Austin. “I’m proud of the things that I have achieved, but I know that there is more to do,” Cole said...
Temperatures plummeted as the sun set on Austin City Hall Wednesday night, and by 5:30, several dozen people were gathering to rally for what they saw as a more level playing field for the rights of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered people in Texas. "As we heard the chant...
Governor Perry says he knew there was a chance that Texas would be targeted as other states have by letters containing a white powder. Such a letter was found today in the Governor’s mail room. “If this packet is like the others that have been analyzed then we obviously have...
JA-GovPowder2_121008.JPG Austin Police and Fire crews shut down one block of San Jacinto at 11:25 Wednesday morning because of a scare in the mail room serving Governor Rick Perry. "It was a letter addressed to Governor Perry. It was a suspicious letter. It was a white powder,...
The Recording Academy Texas Chapter is hosting "Grammy Giving to the Gulf", a program to replace music equipment and instruments lost following Hurricane Ike, at Galveston's Central Middle School. Theresa Jenkins, Executive Director with the Recording Academy in Austin, says it'...