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(Credit: Hays County) Esaia Morris’s murder trial began on November 13, 2018, and concluded today (November 27) after a six-day Thanksgiving recess. The trial began with Morris pleading guilty to murder for shooting his roommate Francisco Sierra to death on February 5, 2016...
The StarFlight medic who gave her life in the line of duty three and a half years ago is getting honored. The StarFlight Hangar on Manor Road is closer to being renamed for Kristin McClain. StarFlight's Chuck Spangler got emotional as he spoke to Travis County Commissioners. "I'...
As Travis County residents recover from the October floods, officials warn those rebuilding to make sure they have proper permits. The County's Stacy Scheffel says they're not doing it to be mean. "It keeps us in compliance with FEMA. It keeps us eliglible for the insurance for...
(Credit: TABC) The Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission has appointed Maj. Cathleen Cavazos as Regional Enforcement Supervisor for the Austin Regional Office. The Houston office covers TABC’s Region 4, which includes Austin and Central Texas. Cavazos succeeds Maj. Victor...
(Credit: City of Kyle) The City of Kyle has moved to Stage 1 water conservation as of today, Tuesday, Nov. 27, as authorized under the city’s Drought Contingency Plan, Ordinance 569. That ordinance was approved by Kyle City Council on May 19, 2009. Kyle has been in Stage 2 since...
The Austin school board votes to change the name of one campus following more than a year of debate over Confederate names: Allan Elementary has now become Anita Ferales Coy Elementary, named after its former principal. As for the remaining four -- Lanier, Reagan, Eastside...
The City of Austin has completed its review of fraudulent water meter readings that led to thousands of abnormal spikes in water bills last year. Monica Joyner with Austin Energy said the review shows the utility often didn't take customer complaints seriously Joyner said the...
The Austin City Council runoff election is a little more than two weeks away and District 8 remains one of the most-watched. The seat, which is being vacated by the council's lone conservative Ellen Troxclair, will be filled by either democrat Paige Ellis or conservative Frank...
Austin Police are investigating a body found in Lady Bird lake this morning along Riverside Drive. This is near the same area first responders searched for Martin Gutierrez,25, last week. He was last seen on Rainey street on the weekend of Nov 17th. However, APD Officer Destiny...