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YWCA offering free therapy in wake of Austin bombings
 The YWCA of Greater Austin is offering free group therapy Tuesday and Wednesday as well as individual and family therapy to those emotionally affected by the recent string of bombings. After two bombings struck last week, the nonprofit sent therapists and interns to East Austin College Prep, the school that 17-year-old bombing victim Draylen...

11:19 PM Monday, Mar. 19, 2018

The YWCA of Greater Austin is offering free group therapy Tuesday and Wednesday as well as individual and family therapy to those emotionally affected by the recent string of bombings. After two bombings struck last week, the nonprofit sent therapists and interns to East Austin College Prep, the school that 17-year-old bombing victim Draylen...
AUSTIN EXPLOSIONS: NAACP reaches out to to warn members, community
 As Austin reels from three package bomb attacks in 10 days, Nelson Linder, the president of the region’s NAACP branch, regrets not realizing the first one could be a sign of things to come. “We didn’t do the best we could have to inform our population,” Linder said. “After the first one, a lot of folks just didn&rsquo...

8:43 PM Tuesday, Mar. 13, 2018

As Austin reels from three package bomb attacks in 10 days, Nelson Linder, the president of the region’s NAACP branch, regrets not realizing the first one could be a sign of things to come. “We didn’t do the best we could have to inform our population,” Linder said. “After the first one, a lot of folks just didn&rsquo...
NAACP reaches out to warn members, community in Austin bombings
 As Austin reels from three package bomb attacks in 10 days, Nelson Linder, president of the region’s NAACP branch, regrets not realizing the first one could be a sign of things to come. The first two victims, a 39-year-old man and 17-year-old boy, were members of prominent black Austin families. The third was a 75-year-old Hispanic...

8:38 PM Tuesday, Mar. 13, 2018

As Austin reels from three package bomb attacks in 10 days, Nelson Linder, president of the region’s NAACP branch, regrets not realizing the first one could be a sign of things to come. The first two victims, a 39-year-old man and 17-year-old boy, were members of prominent black Austin families. The third was a 75-year-old Hispanic...
Austin attorney Eldridge beats longtime judge in 331st District race
 Prior to her 2-1 victory in the primary race against longtime 331st District Judge David Crain, defense attorney Chantal Eldridge faced a “David and Goliath”-proportion battle, according to her campaign treasurer, Leslie Boykin. Crain, who did not respond to requests for comment, has run the 331st District felony court since 2010...

12:57 AM Thursday, Mar. 08, 2018

Prior to her 2-1 victory in the primary race against longtime 331st District Judge David Crain, defense attorney Chantal Eldridge faced a “David and Goliath”-proportion battle, according to her campaign treasurer, Leslie Boykin. Crain, who did not respond to requests for comment, has run the 331st District felony court since 2010...
Ruben Becerra to face Will Conley in race for Hays County judge
 Small business owner Ruben Becerra will move on to face Republican Will Conley in the race for Hays County Judge, according to unofficial voting results. Becerra, a Democrat, ended the night with 69 percent of the vote, or 6,833 votes, over his challenger, retired Hays County employee Abel Velasquez, who had 31 percent of the vote, or 3,129...

5:10 AM Wednesday, Mar. 07, 2018

Small business owner Ruben Becerra will move on to face Republican Will Conley in the race for Hays County Judge, according to unofficial voting results. Becerra, a Democrat, ended the night with 69 percent of the vote, or 6,833 votes, over his challenger, retired Hays County employee Abel Velasquez, who had 31 percent of the vote, or 3,129...
Ruben Becerra to face Will Conley in race for Hays County judge
 Small business owner Ruben Becerra will move on to face Republican Will Conley in the race for Hays County Judge, according to unofficial voting results. Becerra, a Democrat, ended the night with 69 percent of the vote, or 6,833 votes, over his challenger, retired Hays County employee Abel Velasquez, who had 31 percent of the vote, or 3,129...

1:32 AM Wednesday, Mar. 07, 2018

Small business owner Ruben Becerra will move on to face Republican Will Conley in the race for Hays County Judge, according to unofficial voting results. Becerra, a Democrat, ended the night with 69 percent of the vote, or 6,833 votes, over his challenger, retired Hays County employee Abel Velasquez, who had 31 percent of the vote, or 3,129...
Travis County commissioners to hold off on women’s jail expansion
 Travis County commissioners voted Tuesday to hold off on funding the first piece of a controversial $97 million women’s jail expansion for a year while they consider how to improve diversion programs, a victory for criminal justice reform advocates. The vote was 3-1 to postpone the funding decision, with Commissioner Margaret Gó...

12:22 AM Wednesday, Mar. 07, 2018

Travis County commissioners voted Tuesday to hold off on funding the first piece of a controversial $97 million women’s jail expansion for a year while they consider how to improve diversion programs, a victory for criminal justice reform advocates. The vote was 3-1 to postpone the funding decision, with Commissioner Margaret Gó...
JUST IN: Travis commissioners to hold off on women’s jail expansion
 Travis County commissioners voted Tuesday to hold off on funding the first piece of a controversial $97 million women’s jail expansion for a year while they consider how to improve diversion programs, a major victory for criminal justice reform advocates who spent more than an hour testifying. The vote was 3-1, with Commissioner Gerald...

10:06 PM Tuesday, Mar. 06, 2018

Travis County commissioners voted Tuesday to hold off on funding the first piece of a controversial $97 million women’s jail expansion for a year while they consider how to improve diversion programs, a major victory for criminal justice reform advocates who spent more than an hour testifying. The vote was 3-1, with Commissioner Gerald...
Dripping Springs dumping permit battle could be headed to state court
 Two and a half years into a protracted battle between the city of Austin, environmental groups and the city of Dripping Springs over whether the Hays County city should be allowed to dump treated sewage into Onion Creek, a state commission will likely decide Wednesday whether to send the matter to an administrative law judge. The issue first...

12:42 AM Tuesday, Mar. 06, 2018

Two and a half years into a protracted battle between the city of Austin, environmental groups and the city of Dripping Springs over whether the Hays County city should be allowed to dump treated sewage into Onion Creek, a state commission will likely decide Wednesday whether to send the matter to an administrative law judge. The issue first...
Shots fired at Texas State University dorm; no one hurt
 Texas State University police arrested a non-student after shots were fired toward a university dormitory early Sunday, officials said. Police said they responded around 3 a.m. when shots were fired from outside Angelina Hall. The bullet hit a window, and the gun was fired from outside the dormitory, police said. No injuries were reported...

8:01 PM Sunday, Mar. 04, 2018

Texas State University police arrested a non-student after shots were fired toward a university dormitory early Sunday, officials said. Police said they responded around 3 a.m. when shots were fired from outside Angelina Hall. The bullet hit a window, and the gun was fired from outside the dormitory, police said. No injuries were reported...
Non-student arrested after shots fired toward Texas State dorm
 Texas State University police arrested a non-student after shots were fired toward a university dormitory early Sunday, officials said. Police said they responded around 3 a.m. when shots were fired from outside Angelina Hall, near Old Ranch Road 12 and West Holland Street. No injuries were reported, and police said there is no immediate...

4:33 PM Sunday, Mar. 04, 2018

Texas State University police arrested a non-student after shots were fired toward a university dormitory early Sunday, officials said. Police said they responded around 3 a.m. when shots were fired from outside Angelina Hall, near Old Ranch Road 12 and West Holland Street. No injuries were reported, and police said there is no immediate...
Two men injured in East Austin shooting early Sunday
 Two men were taken to the hospital with serious, non-life threatening injuries after a shooting in East Austin early Sunday, officials said. Austin police responded about 2:30 a.m. Sunday to the 1800 block of Chicon Street just off East Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. Austin-Travis County EMS officials said they were responding to an unrelated...

4:16 PM Sunday, Mar. 04, 2018

Two men were taken to the hospital with serious, non-life threatening injuries after a shooting in East Austin early Sunday, officials said. Austin police responded about 2:30 a.m. Sunday to the 1800 block of Chicon Street just off East Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. Austin-Travis County EMS officials said they were responding to an unrelated...
Pedestrian killed in crash with semi truck on I-35 in North Austin
 A man who was on foot was killed in a crash with a semi truck early Sunday morning on Interstate 35 in North Austin, Austin-Travis County EMS officials said. Authorities said they responded about 5:30 a.m. to the southbound lanes of I-35 near Barwood Park. EMS officials said the man, who was described as in his 40s, was found dead at the...

4:04 PM Sunday, Mar. 04, 2018

A man who was on foot was killed in a crash with a semi truck early Sunday morning on Interstate 35 in North Austin, Austin-Travis County EMS officials said. Authorities said they responded about 5:30 a.m. to the southbound lanes of I-35 near Barwood Park. EMS officials said the man, who was described as in his 40s, was found dead at the...
FORECAST: Sunday to be warm, cloudy, possibly damp
 After last year’s ABC Kite Fest was rained out on two different weekends, it’s looking like the 1.5-hour delay may have done the trick for this year’s event that begins at 11:30 a.m. Sunday will bring a 30 percent chance of rain, most likely in the form of scattered showers or drizzle, similar to yesterday, according to...

3:40 PM Sunday, Mar. 04, 2018

After last year’s ABC Kite Fest was rained out on two different weekends, it’s looking like the 1.5-hour delay may have done the trick for this year’s event that begins at 11:30 a.m. Sunday will bring a 30 percent chance of rain, most likely in the form of scattered showers or drizzle, similar to yesterday, according to...
Central Health, UT Nursing School to open family clinic in Del Valle
 Central Health, through a partnership with the University of Texas’ School of Nursing and Travis County Emergency Services District 11, will open a clinic in Del Valle by the end of 2018. Central Health, Travis County’s health care district, will likely repurpose a 5,000-square-foot building next to the ESD 11 fire station at...

12:05 AM Friday, Mar. 02, 2018

Central Health, through a partnership with the University of Texas’ School of Nursing and Travis County Emergency Services District 11, will open a clinic in Del Valle by the end of 2018. Central Health, Travis County’s health care district, will likely repurpose a 5,000-square-foot building next to the ESD 11 fire station at...
Police: Man detained after woman found dead in east Travis County home
 6:55 p.m. update: A woman was found dead inside a home in eastern Travis County after police responded to a tip reporting that a man had killed his wife, Austin officials said Thursday evening. Homicide investigators obtained a search warrant for a house in the 5400 block of La Loma Ln., at the Oak Ranch mobile home community, after...

11:32 PM Thursday, Mar. 01, 2018

6:55 p.m. update: A woman was found dead inside a home in eastern Travis County after police responded to a tip reporting that a man had killed his wife, Austin officials said Thursday evening. Homicide investigators obtained a search warrant for a house in the 5400 block of La Loma Ln., at the Oak Ranch mobile home community, after...
Central Health, UT Nursing School to open Del Valle family clinic
 Central Health, through a partnership with the University of Texas’ School of Nursing and Travis County Emergency Services District 11, will open a clinic in Del Valle by the end of 2018. The health center will be next to the ESD 11 fire station at 9019 Elroy Road and will be about 5,000 square feet. It will offer primary care, behavioral...

8:40 PM Thursday, Mar. 01, 2018

Central Health, through a partnership with the University of Texas’ School of Nursing and Travis County Emergency Services District 11, will open a clinic in Del Valle by the end of 2018. The health center will be next to the ESD 11 fire station at 9019 Elroy Road and will be about 5,000 square feet. It will offer primary care, behavioral...
Travis County commissioners delay vote on women’s jail expansion
 When Travis County commissioners approved the 2018 budget in September that included about $6.6 million to design a new women’s facility in the Del Valle jail, County Judge Sarah Eckhardt insisted, over the cries of criminal justice reform advocates, that it would not mean more beds overall but that more would be allocated to women...

12:52 AM Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018

When Travis County commissioners approved the 2018 budget in September that included about $6.6 million to design a new women’s facility in the Del Valle jail, County Judge Sarah Eckhardt insisted, over the cries of criminal justice reform advocates, that it would not mean more beds overall but that more would be allocated to women...
UT regents expected to OK leasing Central Health land for Dell school
 A 2016 master plan for the redevelopment of the former University Medical Center Brackenridge hospital site envisioned a public market, open spaces accessible to pedestrians and bicyclists, and tall buildings full of amenities such as a hotel, housing, and retail, office and medical space. But it’s now unclear how much, if any, of that...

1:09 AM Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2018

A 2016 master plan for the redevelopment of the former University Medical Center Brackenridge hospital site envisioned a public market, open spaces accessible to pedestrians and bicyclists, and tall buildings full of amenities such as a hotel, housing, and retail, office and medical space. But it’s now unclear how much, if any, of that...
Advocates join effort to fix Austin police DNA lab problems
 As lawyers and scientists continue to review hundreds of criminal cases that might have been affected by the Austin Police Department’s now-shuttered DNA lab, members of a stakeholders advisory group have started meeting to evaluate what went wrong and how to avoid mistakes in the future. The lab shut down in 2016 after a state audit...

7:12 PM Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018

As lawyers and scientists continue to review hundreds of criminal cases that might have been affected by the Austin Police Department’s now-shuttered DNA lab, members of a stakeholders advisory group have started meeting to evaluate what went wrong and how to avoid mistakes in the future. The lab shut down in 2016 after a state audit...
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