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Bastrop pumps brakes on new development to address infrastructure issues

BASTROP, Texas — Growth is coming to a hard stop in Bastrop.Monday night, the city council took the first step toward approving a temporary ban on new development.City leaders said the hold will give them time to analyze and modify existing land-use regulations, and help them to better meet Bastrop'

KVUE - 2018-08-15 13:23:43

BREAKING: Austin-area schools earn Fs under new Texas grading system

Multiple campuses in a handful of Austin-area school districts failed to meet Texas academic standards under the state’s new letter grade accountability system.Under the new statewide system, districts on Wednesday received A-through-F letter grades and campuses were labeled “met requirement” or “im

MYSTATESMAN.COM - 2018-08-15 08:15:00

Drainage issues prompt temporary halt to development in Bastrop

BASTROP, Texas (KXAN) — After a unanimous decision from Bastrop City Council Tuesday, the city will put any new development on hold. That is at least until the end of what is expected to be a 90-day moratorium period.

KXAN - 2018-08-16 01:53:16

Police ID Man Found Dead In Downtown Austin

AUSTIN, TX — Police on Wednesday identified the person found dead along Waller Creek in downtown Austin last month.The incident dates to July 25 when the deceased person was found near 5th and Sabine streets. The man has been identified as Walter Jack Woynarowski, who was 44 years old.A determinatio

PATCH - 2018-08-16 08:26:17

Chanel purchases property in Del Valle

An unopened bottle of Chanel No. 5 perfume in its original plastic wrap and box, owned by Marilyn Monroe, is displayed at Julien's Auctions annual summer sale at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

KXAN - 2018-08-16 16:33:42

Gun of ex-sheriff running for Texas governor still missing

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A former Texas sheriff who's now the Democratic nominee for governor says she has been a "responsible gun owner" as authorities continue searching for her on-duty firearm that is missing.Former Dallas County Sheriff Lupe Valdez said Thursday she has done due diligence in looking

EXPRESSNEWS.COM - 2018-08-16 19:05:55

FCC Adds Insult to Injury for Alex Jones, Shuts Down His Radio Station

Controversial right-wing radio host Alex Jones found it even harder to reach his audience this week when the Federal Communication Commission took action against what it believes is an illegally operated radio station carrying his program in the Austin, Texas, area.According to theAustin American-St

WESTERNJOURNAL.COM - 2018-08-16 15:18:56

Police looking for shooters after teen shot at Manor elementary school 

A teenage boy was shotat a Manor school district elementary school on Monday night, and detectives are still looking for what they believe were multiple shooters, Austin police said.Police did not name the elementary school but said it happened at 11316 Farmhaven Road, which is the address of Bluebo

MYSTATESMAN.COM - 2018-08-16 15:01:00

Body found floating in Lady Bird Lake near Congress bridge

AUSTIN (KXAN) — A body was found floating in Lady Bird Lake near the Congress Avenue Bridge, Wednesday evening.Austin-Travis County EMS medics were called to the scene at 7:25 p.m. for the report of a body in the water. The victim is a man in his 40s.Austin firefighters and police reported the perso

KXAN - 2018-08-16 00:46:25

Chanel plans Austin manufacturing plant

French retailer Chanel plans to build a manufacturing facility in Austin, according to county deed records and documents filed with the city.The company – known for its pricey perfumes, handbags, jewelry, fashion wear, makeup and skincare — has purchased 50 acres east of Austin-Bergstrom Internation

MYSTATESMAN.COM - 2018-08-15 13:34:00

Safer Schools: State senators want mental health training for all staff

At Manor ISD, Nanette Deaton is preparing her team of counselors for students to arrive. Deaton, who serves as director of guidance and career readiness, said in addition to counselors and social workers on campuses, the district has six mental health therapists through a partnership with Integral C

KXAN - 2018-08-16 01:03:50

9 Austin Companies Among America's Fastest-Growing Private Firms

Making its debut on the list, food delivery service company Favor was included on the rarefied list showing a 2,917 percent three-year revenue growth. Overall, Favor debuted at No. 138, No. 5 out of Texas companies and No. 1 among Austin companies on the list.

PATCH - 2018-08-15 22:49:08

FCC Shuts Down Alex Jones’ Flagship Pirate Radio Station In Texas

The station,Liberty Radio, was also slapped witha $15,000 fineafter operating from an apartment complex without federal approval since at least 2013, according to the Austin American-Statesman. The owners of the building have refused to pay the penalty, saying they are “not subject to the jurisdicti

HUFFINGTONPOST - 2018-08-16 03:16:00

Some Central Texas districts facing back-to-school bus driver shortages

CENTRAL TEXAS — A lot of districts said they are dealing with bus driver shortages heading into a new school year. A few districts decided to increase their pay or add incentives to stay competitive.KVUE reached out to school districts to see how each was doing prior to the 2018 school year:Austin I


Deputies looking for woman who fled crash site in Northwest Austin Saturday

Deputies said the woman, identified as Kelsey Thelen, who they believe was traveling with the man, fled the scene in a yellow-type prom dress.


Job Fair at Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort & Spa

Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort & Spa, located right outside Austin, will host a job fair on Wednesday, August 15 between 1 p.m. and 6 p.m. The property is looking to fill more than 50 full-time and part-time positions ranging from engineering and recreation to housekeeping and food and beverage.

AUSTINMONTHLY.COM - 2018-08-15 00:00:00

Caligor Coghlan Appoints Lisa Rich-Milan as Chief Executive Officer

BASTROP, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug 14, 2018--Caligor Coghlan, a leading biopharmaceutical services company providing global clinical trial material management, supply solutions and expanded access program management, today announced the appointment of Lisa Rich-Milan as Chief Executive Officer.


Live Oak Health Partners welcomes new orthopedic surgeon

“As a San Antonio native, I am excited to move closer to home to serve the San Marcos and Hays County communities,” Jimenez said. “I am passionate about orthopedic medicine and am looking forward to joining a group of talented, compassionate healthcare providers at Live Oak Health Partners.”


Teen hurt in Northeast Austin shooting overnight; no suspect in custody

Austin police are working to get more information from a teenager who was wounded in a northeast Austin neighborhood shooting Monday night, and police said multiple people could have been involved in the violent incident.Authorities said they responded to reports of the shooting at 11:30 p.m. in the


Pistol issued ex-sheriff running for Texas governor missing

The sheriff's department said in a statement Monday "the firearm is considered missing." It provided few details, but the newspaper cited a July sheriff's department report saying, "It is likely that this weapon could have been stolen or misplaced during Sheriff Valdez's moving transition."