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BREAKING NEWS: Official tells Travis County Commissioners Court the Austin boil water 'situation could go on for 10-14 days' | Community Impact Newspaper

Travis County Chief Emergency Management Coordinator Eric Carter told the Commissioners Court the boil water notice for the city of Austin could last up to two weeks.“We aren’t necessarily at a water shortage,” Carter said at Tuesday’s meeting. “We have to take an extra step in order for the water t

COMMUNITYIMPACT.COM - 2018-10-23 16:11:23

Austin Water issues city-wide boil water notice

AUSTIN (KXAN) — Austin Water issued a boil water notice for all of its customers Monday morning, something the utility has never done in its history, according to city officials. Travis County Water District 10, Wells Branch MUD, North Austin MUD #1, Rollingswood, Sunset Valley, West Travis County P

KXAN - 2018-10-23 04:15:11

Cappelliera’s Barber Salon in Leander aims to grow community, develop employees | Community Impact Newspaper

After opening in March, Cappelliera’s is in its infant stages as a business, but the barber shop has already worked to cultivate friendships.

COMMUNITYIMPACT.COM - 2018-10-23 13:14:35

Police ID Driver Killed In South Austin Tractor Trailer Crash

The incident occurred just before 3 p.m. on Oct. 17 along the 1200 block of FM 1327. A preliminary police investigation showed that a silver, 2002 Nissan was traveling westbound along the roadway as a white, 1992 Peterbilt tractor trailer was traveling in the opposite direction. For unknown reasons,

PATCH - 2018-10-23 20:24:39

Price gouging complaints abound during Austin boil water order

Of the more than 5,000 price gouging complaints filed with the attorney general in 2017, none of the prosecutions were for cases of bottled water, indicating the attorney general's office did not find price hikes on cases of bottled water constituted a case of price gouging.

KXAN - 2018-10-24 00:19:11

What went wrong at Austin's water treatment plants

More specifically, its turbidity, which measures how light is impacted by particles in the water, is 100 times higher than normal.

KXAN - 2018-10-23 10:16:36

Ted Cruz jokingly suggests putting Beto O'Rourke, Hillary Clinton in joint jail cell

Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, joked Tuesday that his Democratic opponent, Rep. Beto O’Rourke, should join former Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton in jail.

WASHINGTON EXAMINER - 2018-10-23 21:31:42

Early Voting Sites For Cedar Park, Leander

WILLIAMSON COUNTY, TEXAS — Against a backdrop of record-breaking voter registration levels in a time of political divisiveness and entrenched partisanship, the first votes to be cast for the upcoming Nov. 6 elections will be cast on Monday, Oct. 22, 2018.

PATCH - 2018-10-22 06:03:02

Man assaulted in north Austin earlier this month dies

According to APD, when officers arrived they found the victim, 63-year-old Dennis Stoneburner, on the ground with clear trauma to his body.

KXAN - 2018-10-22 23:44:27

Austin urgently calls to reduce water usage in the city

AUSTIN (KXAN) -- After days of constant heavy rain and flooding, the City of Austin has urgently called for the reduction of water usage, early Sunday afternoon. The City says that the flooding in our region has brought a lot of debris, silt, and mud into the water supply. Because of this, water tre


Man injured in North Austin fight dies weeks later, police say

AUSTIN — A man who was injured in a reported fight in North Austin has died, according to the Austin Police Department.According to police, officers responded to a disturbance call at 9133 Northgate Blvd. on Oct. 3 at 5:58 p.m. When police arrived, they reportedly found Dennis Stoneburner with traum

KVUE - 2018-10-22 20:31:33

Cedar Park Drinking Water Safe, Unaffected By Austin Flood Woes

CEDAR PARK, TEXAS — Despite a far-reaching water-boil notice for the city of Austin in the wake of flooding, the water supply in Cedar Park is safe without the need for boiling before consumption, city officials said.

PATCH - 2018-10-22 22:51:59

Austin urged to boil water; flood silt stalls treatment

AUSTIN, Texas — Silt and debris from floodwaters have overwhelmed Austin’s ability to produce clean water, prompting an unprecedented citywide alert Monday that urged residents to avoid drinking tap water without boiling it first.By Monday evening, the situation led to a run on bottled water supplie

JANESVILLE GAZETTE - 2018-10-23 02:47:00

Pflugerville Water Safe To Drink, Unaffected By Austin Flood Woes

PFLUGERVILLE, TEXAS—Water in Pflugerville is safe to drink, despite a wide-ranging boil-water notice in neighboring Austin where the area's reservoirs have been compromised with flood-induced debris, mud and silt.

PATCH - 2018-10-22 17:14:21

Williamson County Letting The Dogs In, Not Out With Homecoming

Williamson County Regional Animal Shelter officials on Monday said they're poised to welcome the dogs back "home" with Homecoming Week. In November, the dogs will be moving from their temporary shelter at the Canine Corral in San Gabriel Park back to the permanent shelter location at 1855 SE Inner L

PATCH - 2018-10-23 01:20:42

All Eanes ISD campuses on boil water notice, four Lake Travis ISD campuses and parts of Lakeway also affected | Community Impact Newspaper

All Eanes ISD campuses are identified as affected by the boil water notice, Director of Communication & Community Engagement Claudia McWhorter said, adding EISD custodians have blocked use of drinking fountains and bottled water is being delivered to all schools.

COMMUNITYIMPACT.COM - 2018-10-22 15:50:38

Police Seek 3 People Who Fled After Car Was Pulled Over

CEDAR PARK, TEXAS — Police seek three suspect who fled from law enforcement officials in a chase early Sunday, according to reports.

PATCH - 2018-10-23 05:03:37

Cedar Park police looking for people who fled scene after car chase

CEDAR PARK, Texas - A car chase in Cedar Park ended with three people fleeing the scene while the driver was the only person apprehended by police. Now, authorities are trying to track down the people who got away. Cedar Park police said the chase happened Saturday night after police attempted to pu


Child rescued after Leander ISD bus was swept away; driver arrested

The Leander Independent School District says the driver, 57-year-old Nathan Deyoung, was arrested by Leander police after he was rescued and is no longer employed by the district.


Austin Water issues urgent call to reduce water use following flood operations

AUSTIN - Austin Water is urging people to reduce water usage until further notice following floodgate operations at Highland Lakes dams this week. Austin Water officials sent out a notice Sunday afternoon, Oct. 21. They said the historic floods brought in debris, silt and mud, which is making it tak