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Texas Department of Agriculture finds two credit card skimmers at the Exxon/7-11 at I-35 and Wells Branch Parkway in North Austin. One was found on pump 11 and another on pump 12. Austin Police are investigating. If you've bought gas there in the past few days, check your...
(Credit: Shutterstock) Leaders from the City of Austin, Travis County and the Austin Independent School District (AISD) will join forces tomorrow to call on the State to fund schools and provide property tax relief for taxpayers across Central Texas. On Wednesday Dec. 5, ahead...
(Credit: TxDOT) The Texas Department of Transportation will temporarily close I-35 mainlanes and various entrance and exit ramps between US 290 East and US 183 on Tuesday and Wednesday nights, Dec. 4-5, as part of a rolling closure. These closures will allow construction crews...
Texas has led the nation in the number of children without health insurance for years, but those numbers had been going down, until now. A new Georgetown University report shows the number if kids without health insurance has increased by 83,000. Joan Alkar helped write the...
The Austin Police Department's handling of sexual assault cases is being audited, and tonight the Public Safety Commission will ask for numbers regarding APD's "exceptional clearance cases." It's a term that applies to sex assault cases in which a victim has chosen to not...
An Austin Uber driver is facing aggravated assault charges after allegedly punching a passenger in the mouth following a political argument. Police records filed today say last month, the unnamed victim told 28-year-old Uber driver Glenn Etienne to take him to the 2500 block...
(Credit: Shutterstock) Monday evening, the Austin Public Safety Commission will hear the results of a year-long study regarding lighting around West Campus. The city called for the study following the murder of UT freshman Haruka Weiser, as well as an uptick in reports of...
This year’s Cyber Monday became the highest online shopping day of all time with a reported $8 billion in sales. That means billions of dollars in products are on their way to the front porches of many homes where package thieves may be waiting. Most of these packages will be...
(Credit: Center for Austin's Future) The Center for Austin’s Future’s ATXelerator program is now accepting applications for people interested in running for public office. The ATXelerator is a unique three-month series of classes designed to prepare participants to run for city...