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The Austin Crime Commission is crying foul as the city’s current draft of the budget only allows for 15 police officers to be added to the force, that’s 1/3rd of what they and city plans were looking for and the Commission’s Pete Winstead said they were looking for more...
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(Credit: KLBJ Staff) After 65 years of proudly serving the Austin community, the legendary Night Hawk Frisco Shop, the last surviving restaurant in the iconic family-owned chain, is shutting its doors. Citing changing demographics, increasing competition and an already tight...
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Managers of the state's biggest electrical grid say this week's head wave has led to an all-time record peak for electric power demand. The Electric Reliability Council of Texas, which operates that grid that covers most of the state, says demand peaked at 71,438 megawatts...
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Williamson County Judge Dan Gattis has been charged with Official Oppression. Williamson County Sheriff's Office officials say the charge comes after alleged threats to County Sheriff Robert Chody. Those threats are the result of an encounter between Chief Deputy Sheriff Ryle...
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The Housing Authority of the City Of Austin is opening its Section 8 waiting list for 8 days in mid-September. The Housing Choice Voucher Program wait list opening includes online pre-registration and a subsequent lottery to randomly select those on the waiting list. (Photo:...
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An Austin-based Nigerian national is sentenced to over 11 years in federal prison romance fraud scams. Kingsley Otuya, 34, ran romance and investment fraud schemes that bilked over a million dollars from Americans. One of his victims took her own life after losing hundreds of...
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A new 13-member safety and security committee including district officials like Superintendent Fred Brent, as well as the Chief of Police in Georgetown Wayne Nero and the Fire Chief John Sullivan has been formed. Brent recently shared with the media that along with talks about...
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The Austin Community College District (ACC) will provide specialized job training for NXP USA, Inc. partners through a more than $312,000 Skills and Development Fund grant awarded by the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC). The training will address the evolving needs of the...
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(Credit: Shutterstock) The Austin Transportation Department is preparing to convert Colorado Street from one-way to two-way traffic between Cesar Chavez and Ninth streets. Staff will kick off full construction on Wednesday and the city anticipates completing the project by the...