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(Credit: Texas Department of Transportation) Work on the north section of the new Slaughter Lane overpass is now complete and the project team is ready to construct the south portion of the bridge. As a result, traffic will once again be shifted on Slaughter Lane at Loop 1 (...
As Austin City Council considers whether or not to allow city-owned land to be developed into an MLS soccer stadium, the owner of the Columbus Crew Anthony Precourt said in an open letter to council "The project will redevelop and revitalize an underutilized, vacant site into a...
Lance Armstrong was hospitalized with a head injury after falling off of his bicycle. The 46-year-old disgraced former Tour de France champion posted a photo on Twitter of his bloodied face saying "sometimes you're the hammer and sometimes you're the nail." He was treated and...
The city council is considering a resolution to preventing the Sons of Confederate Veterans from participating in the Veterans Day parade. Council member Ora Houston said she takes issue with the council's desire to exclude any group. Houston, the only black member of the...
Towing companies in Austin may soon be banned from charging $150 to remove boots on the wheels of a car. Police are trying to limit price gouging when state deregulation takes effect next month, but Anthony Martinez with Republic Parking Enforcement said limiting the fees to...
A Buda teen is behind bars in Hays County for allegedly burglarizing vehicles in July and August. Hays County Sheriff Gary Cutler says after an exhaustive investigation, 17-year-old Matthew Xavier Acosta is charged with nine counts of breaking into cars, 2 counts of stealing...
The former treasurer of the Austin Polish Society was booked into Williamson County Jail, accused of stealing more than $72 thousand dollars from the group for her own and her husband's use. Police records say an audit revealed 41-year-old Karolina Camara wrote unauthorized...
The city council will discuss an ordinance targeting predatory companies who place boots on cars and charge high fees to have them removed. Officer Eric Miesse said they have been wanting a city ordinance since last summer that caps those fees at $50. Statewide deregulation of...
(Credit: Shutterstock) Austin Public Health is hoping to locate several people who recently came in contact with a bat that has since tested positive for rabies. The bat was retrieved from the sidewalk outside the Austin Convention Center near 4 th and Red River Streets about 4:...