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(Credit: TxDOT) The Texas Department of Transportation, in partnership with Williamson County and the cities of Georgetown and Leander, is holding an open house for the RM 2243 corridor study on Thursday, Nov. 29, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. The meeting will take place at Dell...
Capital Metro's CEO Randy Clarke said they are hoping to make a program that let K-12 students ride the agency's busses for free permanent. Though it would cost an estimated quarter million in fairs, he says this will be a great service to families. Officials say children 9 and...
An alleged meth head who assaulted a hospital employee, led police on a chase that ended with a rollover crash and a SWAT standoff is now behind bars. It happened near 620 and State Highway 45 yesterday. Williamson County Sheriff Robert Chody says it started with the suspect...
TxDOT responds to concerned Western Travis County citizens who want concrete barriers erected on Hwy 71, telling them it's not a good idea. In a statement to Newsradio KLBJ, TxDOT's Diann Hodges says they earnestly share the same concerns about traffic deaths and injuries but...
Western Travis County residents will sound off on the Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization today at an open house meeting. Safer 71 President Greg Short plans to be at the meeting advocating for State Highway 71. "Our biggest concern is apparently the state highway is...
(Credit: Shutterstock) Americans spent a total of 22.6 billion minutes on Amazon’s shopping platforms in December 2017 and the shopping giant reported $60.45 billion in the last quarter of 2017 in sales. As a result, thieves may be on the hunt to steal holiday packages. Texas...
(Credit: Facebook) Two Austin police officers have been cleared of any wrongdoing by Travis County District Attorney Margaret Moore. On May 7, 2017, Sergeant Richard Egal and Corporal Max Johnson heard what they believed to be a gunshot fired on 6th Street near Trinity. Egal and...
(Credit: City of Austin) Austin City Manager Spencer Cronk has lifted a ban on city workers traveling to Arizona for business purposes, which had been in place for eight years. In 2010, the Austin City Council enacted the ban in response to Arizona's SB 1070, which severely...
(Credit: Shutterstock) Austin-Travis County EMS officials say a man in his 20s was recovered from the inside of a truck early Wednesday morning following a call to 911 that the man had driven off of the Pennybacker Bridge on Loop 360. The Austin Fire Department and police dive...