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The mobility authority continues to struggle with finding a solution to heavy backups on Winstead Lane. CTRMA's Justin Word says they've looked at creating a dedicated lane for traffic entering southbound Mopac to reduce travel time by five minutes, but he says that would only...
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(Photo: NelsonforTexas.com) Gerrymandering, or politically re-drawn boundaries are disenfranchising voters according to Democrat Texas Attorney General candidate Justin Nelson. His bi-partisan pub crawl on five blocks of 6th Street in downtown Austin tonight goes through...
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(Photo: Shutterstock) A working group has been formed to review Austin police policies over when it would be appropriate to cite-and-release someone caught committing low-level crimes. Assistant Chief Troy Gay says it's a direct result of the city council's recent Freedom City...
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(Photo: Shutterstock) An Austin area rideshare driver is under arrest after police say he kidnapped and almost sexually assaulted two women on separate nights. Sex Crimes Sergeant Sandra Benningfield says both women were passed out and with a friend, but as soon as the friend...
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Austin's Mayor Steve Adler promised to do something about bringing the Planning Commission into line with the city charter but so far he hasn't. Now Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton is demanding the removal of eight members who have direct or indirect ties to real estate...
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The Williamson County Sheriff’s Office will be conducting a No Refusal Initiative that will coincide with the upcoming Independence Day holiday. This initiative will be in effect from July 4 – 6, 2018 from 4:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m. each day. The sheriff's office says the initiative...
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The Austin Police Department has been asking the city council for funding to increase its staffing levels for years, and now Chief Brian Manley has gone before the Public Safety Commission to make his case. According to Manley, the department is currently 84 officers short -- a...
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Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has sent a letter to Austin Mayor Steve Adler and the city council reminding them that it is no longer legal to enforce a city ordinance banning businesses from offering customers single-use plastic bags. The ordinance, which has been in effect...
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(Photo: IDEA Montopolis Public Schools) The IDEA Austin Charter School named for Confederate Army Officer John T. Allan has been renamed IDEA Montopolis. IDEA, a charter school operator, took over the Allan Elementary campus in 2012 after a short-lived partnership with AISD;...