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The alleged triggerman in a murder-for-hire plot back in March has been indicted. Johnny Leon is facing a capital murder charge in the death of Gallerie Jewelers owner Ted Shaughnessy. His son, Nicolas Shaughnessy, is accused of setting up the plot to have both of his parents...
The City's Erica Leak said they are studying rents, construction costs and more to determine if the fees need to be changed. Through the program, she says developers are allowed to build bigger and taller if they build or pay through fees for things that would benefit the...
(City of Georgetown) The City of Georgetown has extended its partnership with Lyft to offer discounted rides to new and existing users through the end of October or until all available funds are expended, whichever comes first. The extension of the promotion will allow the City...
(Credit: Associated Press) The University of Texas - Austin was awarded a $1,180,281 federal grant to improve the recruitment, retention and success of females in high school computer science courses. , U.S. Senator John Cornyn announced today. The funding comes through the...
(Credit: City of San Marcos) The San Marcos City Council and Planning & Zoning Commission will hold a joint session on Thursday, Sept. 13 at 5:30 p.m. in room 3 of the San Marcos Activity Center, 501 E. Hopkins, to receive a presentation from the developers of the proposed...
The problem came to light this year, and now Leander ISD is considering a few options, including retrofitting all of its current fleet with new air conditioning. Superintendent Dan Troxell says going this route wouldn't come with immediate results. It would also cost about $2.4-...
DPS troopers said Dustin Daugherty was behind the wheel of a stolen car who led them on a chase through neighborhoods near Rundberg. Daugherty reportedly rammed into the trooper's car, prompting the trooper to open fire and wound him. And not far from that, APD Chief Brian...
After losing it federal funding, the Mobile Crisis Outreach Team program which supports mental health calls with Austin police is looking for local dollars. The 1.9 million dollar cost would be split between Austin and Travis County. With the city bearing the brunt...
The Texas Department of Transportation will temporarily close I-35 at William Cannon Drive in alternating directions Monday through Thursday nights, while crews use cranes to lift and place large beams for a new William Cannon Drive north-to-south U-turn bridge. During the...