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Austin's Parks Department is concerned about the rapid rise in the number of people who visit Barton Springs each year. By next year, officials estimate more than 1-million people will take a dip in the water, impacting water quality and staffing levels. The department wants to...
A fourth suspect is now named in the murder-for-hire of Cedar Park Jeweler Ted Shaughnessy. The Statesman reports Travis County Sheriff's Deputies have an arrest warrant for 21-year-old Arieon Oneal Smith on a charge of capital murder. Shaughnessy's son Nicholas, wife Jaclyn...
Two suspects are being sought by San Marcos Police after a man was stabbed at last night's Sights and Sounds of Christmas event. Police working security found a man who had been stabbed in the neck shortly before nine near the City Park basketball courts. He was taken to Seton...
(Credit: AISD) The Austin Independent School District investigated a threat on Wednesday made toward Small Middle School. District officials have not given any specifics about the threat, other than that it was made via social media. Police investigated the treat and determined...
(Credit: Central Health District) As the enrollment deadline approaches- only 10 days left- Central Health and its partners are reminding Travis County residents that they can take advantage of free services to help them select a health insurance plan for 2019. “Our team of 200-...
A Texas Department of Public Safety Audit looking into three months’ worth of Austin Police investigations of sexual assaults started Tuesday (Dec 4th). APD Chief Brian Manley explained Austin has a higher rate of exceptional clearances than the national average. An exceptional...
A Buda couple faces felony charges in last month's animal cruelty seizure. Thomas and Melissa Caffee both face child endangerment charges while Melissa also faces ten counts of cruelty to non-livestock animals. Dozens of malnourished cats and dogs were seized in early November...
Six months ago, a task force was formed that is looking at the viability of a district police department. But some task force members continue to express concern about the possibility that a police department would unfairly target non-white students. District spokesperson Jenny...
Lyft is launching its own line of electric scooters in Austin. The ridesharing company is pumping 500 more of the rentable scooters onto the streets, however Lyft said it plans to work with the City of Austin to put up docking stations that won't leave their scooters scattered...