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Austin police end up shooting a man who had been threatening people around him with a gun. It happened in the 65 hundred block of Shadywood Drive. Assistant Chief Troy Gay says they tried to de-escalate the situation, but it didn't work. He says when the man pointed his gun at...
Texas is siding with the 5 largest oil companies in fighting a Washington State lawsuit that claims they knowingly contributed to climate change and its environmental impact. Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton joined an 11-state coalition in filing a friend-of-the-court brief...
Lawyers for a state senator accused of sexual misconduct are making demands of the University of Texas. Georgetown Senator Charles Schwertner continues to deny sending any lewd text massages to a UT grad student over the summer, despite her claims that he did. Schwertner's...
When Capital Metro CEO Randy Clarke presented his transit vision for the Austin Chamber of Commerce, it failed to mention anything about light rail. According to Andrew Clements with the Austin Coalition For Transit, what it did talk about was autonomous rapid transit. Clements...
Standing against the audit, former city council staffer and current candidate for the city’s district 8 seat, Bobby Levinski questioned whether the petition that put the audit on the ballot is legal, and how the state could interfere. Levinski argues its unnecessary as the city...
The City of Austin wants to remove some of the barriers parents face in finding quality childcare centers, as well as barriers that prevent owners from starting new facilities. Mayor Steve Adler said this would also help with the affordability crisis. City manager Spencer Cronk...
Members of Austin City Council called out the State and Federal government as the passed a pro-abortion resolution. The Council voted to support the repeal of of both Private and public health insurance bans on abortion care. Councilmember Ora Houston disagrees with how the...
Travis County is in for $3 million dollars over five years for a commitment to fund 250 new supportive housing units for the most frequent homeless users of the jail or healthcare systems. The program hinges on successful outcomes, meaning fewer jail beds and hospital beds being...
With Judge Julie Kocurek's would-be assassin sentenced to life in prison for shooting at her in 2015, she told reporters, she and her family can start getting their lives back to normal. Outside the courtroom after Chimene Onyeri was sentenced Kocurek said she's having a hard...