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According to the Austin Business Journal, the co-founder and C-E-O of The County Line barbecue restaurants has died. Bruce Walcutt died May 6th from complications from cancer. He was 58 years old. The Business Journal reports that Walcutt helped open the first restaurant in 1975...
According to police reports, Brian Paul Dudley reportedly hit his roommate and threatened him with a shotgun, after claiming someone had stolen five-hundred bucks from his wallet. Dudley refused to come outside, when ordered by Pflugerville Police. That touched off hours of...
An anti-war group on the UT campus could face disciplinary action after campus officials say the group broke some rules during a recent protest. The Campus Anti-War Movement to End the Occupation, or CAMEO, invited the so-called "peace mom" Cindy Sheehan to campus last month for...
Police were questioning 26 year old Ryan Sannem about a robbery near North Lamar and Applegate when a police report states Sannem refused to answer questions and then started to walk away. John DeLeon, who works at a car dealership nearby, says when the cops tried to arrest...
The city council of New Braunfels is set to consider a proposal tonight that would make it illegal to sell or give away pets on the roadside. City health department director Joe Lara says the measure would cut down on traffic and health problems associated with the practice...
Austin Energy rejects claims that they're not trimming trees back enough to stop high winds from knocking limbs into power lines. Critics say the utility isn't trimming trees in some parts of town, because of budget cutbacks. Austin Energy says that's not true. "We are trimming...
Austin’s handling of the World Congress on Information Technology is getting favorable reviews from the local high-tech companies that took part in the event. They say many of the social activities associated with the week-long conference had a Texas theme, which was a big hit...
A white Lincoln Continental crashed into a UPS 18 wheel truck at 6:30 tonight at Ed Bluestein and Loyola Lane, killing three teen-age passengers. The driver and another passenger are being treated at Brackenridge hospital for their injuries. The Austin Police Department's Leslie...
The Travis County Clerk is sending out cards telling some voters their polling location has changed. But Travis County Clerk Dana DeBouvior says some voters that received the notice by mistake. So now, the Clerk's office will send out more notices telling voters whose polling...