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Jail facilities for women in Travis County are pitiful and the Sheriff wants Commissioners Court to fix it. Sheriff Sally Hernandez said she's going to present a report to commissioners about the Adult Systems Master Plan today. Hernandez said these need to be corrected and...
(Credit: Shutterstock) Austin Transportation has begun construction of safety and mobility improvements to the intersection of Slaughter Lane and South 1st Street. Monday, crews completed improvements at the intersection of Slaughter and Cullen lanes. Construction at Slaughter/...
(Credit: Williamson County) Williamson County celebrated the start of construction of River Ranch County Park, the county’s fifth county park, with a groundbreaking ceremony today. River Ranch County Park Is located in western Williamson County. The park is comprised of more...
Three undecided Austin City Council seats for districts 1, 3, and 8 will go before voters in a runoff election. District 8's race includes the lone conservative of the field, Frank Ward, who is trying to fill the seat being vacated by Ellen Troxclair. About 18,000 people cast a...
The Austin City Council has already told police they should not arrest people for low-level offenses. But the union fears they may be handcuffed even more by the county, and the fear is based on a Boston prosecutor who has outlined 15 offenses she won't prosecute. The union is...
(Credit: Assocated Press) Officials in Austin are working with the Atlanta-based U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to study how to prevent dockless scooter crashes and patterns tied to the crashes. The effort is the country's first study conducted on the topic,...
(Credit: Shutterstock) Gasoline prices in Austin have fallen 4.7 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.10/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 830 stations in Austin. This compares with the national average that has fallen 2.7 cents per gallon versus...
Police in Pflugerville target speeders, aggressive drivers and other traffic violators this holiday season. It's something called Operation Safe Travels. Pflugerville Police Sgt. Skip Welch says cops are targeting the highly trafficked FM 685 corridor and around the Stonehill...
A decision by OPEC and Russia to cut oil production will be a huge benefit to the Texas oil industry says economist Tom Tunstall. He says Texas producers will quickly take up the slack created by the production cuts, and those cuts also will mean the price of oil will rise...