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There's a new top cop at AISD. Ashley Gonzalez was picked to be the new Chief of AISD Police. Gonzalez, who was previously Deputy Chief of Police in Norwalk, Connecticut says the progressive nature of the city and district is what called him here. Gonzalez replaces Erik Mendez...
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The Austin Police Department is investigating another officer-involved shooting early Thursday morning in southeast Austin. It happened on South Glenn Street in a neighborhood off of McKinney Falls Parkway and 183. According to police, it began with a call about a woman prowling...
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MORE THAN 150 STUDENTS ACROSS TEXAS HAVE SENT GOVERNOR ABBOTT A LETTER, ENCOURAGING HIM TO CONSIDER THEIR VIEWS WHEN DRAFTING SCHOOL SAFETY POLICIES. THE LETTER SAYS STUDENTS ARE SICK OF WELL-FUNDED, OUT-OF-STATE GROUPS EXPLOITING TRAGEDIES TO JUSTIFY THEIR CALL FOR MORE GUN...
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Round Rock Republican State Representative Larry Gonzales is resigning effective tomorrow. Gonzalez had said this would be his last term and did not file for re-election. The Texas Tribune reports a special election will be held for the remainder of his term which could be in...
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(Photo: Austin Chronicle) Part of Cap Metro's Cap Remap is a First Mile/Last Mile pilot program for eligible northwest Austin bus riders to get a free ride to and from a couple of bus stops on Exposition Blvd. Cap Metro's Mariette Hummell says it's a partnership with RideAustin...
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(Photo:KLBJ 590AM/99.7FM/Jon Cooley) The tedious nature of Council had some on the dais frustrated, including Mayor Protem Kathie Tovo and Counilmember Delia Garza . But in the end the Mayor Protem called it productive, when it came to Housing density. She saw consensus with her...
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The Austin fire Department's Wildfire Division has sent a team out to the Davis Mountains in West Texas to help battle six wildfires that have touched off recently. So far that blaze has eaten up nearly 7000 acres of land. The help AFD is giving to crews in West Texas is also...
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Austin council member Greg Casar will introduce a new resolution at the June 14 city council meeting that seeks to remove any jail time that may come with certain misdemeanor arrests. According to a post on the city council message board , Casar wants nonviolent misdemeanor...
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Austinites are invited to a Driver’s License Recovery Clinic from 3 to 6 p.m. Friday, June 22, 1520 Rutherford Lane, Building 1 Auditorium. The purpose of the clinic is to help individuals who have lost their licenses due to Department of Public Safety surcharges. Licenses will...