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Smithville City Council approves $3 million bond for water, wastewater, street fixes

The Smithville City Council on Monday unanimously approved a $3 million bond issuance to repair the city’s water and wastewater storage systems

Travis commissioners to consider combining criminal prosecution offices

Travis County commissioners studying the possibility of fully merging the County and District attorney’s offices will now consider an alternative plan

UPDATE: Troopers identify 3 Bastrop men in their 20s killed in U.S. 290 crash

Troopers have identified the three Bastrop men in their 20s who died after a crash on U.S. 290 just east of Elgin Tuesday morning.The driver, Jesus Es

Central Texas nonprofits received more than $1.3 million in Giving Tuesday donations

Central Texans donated more than $1.3 million for local nonprofits on Giving Tuesday, according to the Austin-based nonprofit I Live Here I Give Here.

Austin police charge suspect in September killing

Austin police have charged a man with murder, accusing him of shooting and killing a man outside his Northeast Austin apartment in September.Isaac Jer

Beto O'Rourke leads MoveOn 2020 presidential straw poll

U.S. Rep. Beto O’Rourke, D-El Paso, holds a slim lead in a wide-open field of potential 2020 presidential candidates, according to an online straw pol

Joining Santa's breakfast club

Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus met with children individually at the Lakeway Activity Center on Saturday during Breakfast With Santa. The price of admissi

Williamson commissioners hear plan to run wastewater pipe through park

A Georgetown assistant city manager on Tuesday presented the city’s controversial plan to run a wastewater line through a Williamson County park to co

AG officer from Austin was 1 of 3 shot in Harris County, officials say

Two officers with the state Attorney General’s office — one of whom is from Austin — and a Harris County sheriff’s deputy were sh

Helicopter responds to Texas 130 injury crash near Manor

A helicopter has been dispatched to a crash on southbound Texas 130 near Manor in order to transport one of the injured victims to the hospital, Austi

Herman: This bill title, coming soon to the Texas Legislature, causes chills

Hundreds of bills have been filed for the 2019 Texas legislative session. Thousands more will be.But it’s hard to fathom there’ll be one

Accuser upset over no jail time for ex-Baylor student

DALLAS (AP) — A woman who says she was raped by a former Baylor University classmate is upset over a plea bargain that will spare him from a ja

'No sympathy' for Kendrex White, slain UT student's mom says

2:30 p.m. update: Lori Brown, the mother of slain University of Texas student Harrison Brown, said she hopes Kendrex White never leaves the maximum se

Austin's police, fire chiefs race in Blue Santa shopping spree

It was the second day on the job for Austin Fire Chief Joel Baker and he needed a pair of sneakers.Baker was teaming up with his counterpart at Austin

POLICE TRIAL: Officers' use of stun gun justified in chaos, defense says

1:20 p.m. update:  Defense attorneys for two Austin police officers on trial for using excessive force described to a jury on Tuesday a chaotic s

Dan Patrick endorses John Cornyn after speculation he'd challenge him

Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick on Tuesday endorsed U.S. Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, in his bid for re-election after speculation that Patrick might challenge Cor

D.A. / C.A. Merger Proposal Fails

Motion to combine agencies fails for lack of a second

Cute Nail Studio Offers Free Services to Trans Youth

Together with Out Youth, the salon creates a safe space for queer kids

Civic leader Wilkerson named 'Austinite of Year' by chamber

Longtime civic leader Ray Wilkerson, who has spent decades working on critical regional issues such as transportation and water resources, has been na

Thrice as nice: Texas high-schooler aces PSAT, SAT and ACT

Westwood High School senior Pooja Enagala always has been an achiever.Her kindergarten teacher at Laurel Mountain Elementary in Austin suggested Pooja

Man's body found under bridge near Austin High, EMS medics say

The body of a man was found under the MoPac Boulevard (Loop 1) pedestrian bridge near Austin High School on Tuesday morning, Austin-Travis County EMS

PolitiFact's Lie of the Year goes to conspiracy theories attacking Parkland students

In the days after 17 people were viciously gunned down at a high school in Florida, the state’s Republican governor called for tighter gun laws

Torino Black Blisters

Live ragers make their video debut

State to Appeal Decision in Van Boven Case

Court ruled doctor’s suit against TMB can proceed

Where, Oh Where, Did The Great Y’all Go?

Friends turned food truck co-owners turned…