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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
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,
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
Austin, Texas, could run out of water amid floods
A boil-water advisory remains in effect Tuesday, as the city works to filter "much higher levels of debris, silt, and mud" from the Highland Lakes.
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.
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.
Restaurants Adjusting to Boil Water Notice, Offering Limited Services
AUSTIN, Texas - The boil water notice means we all have to change habits to stay safe, but that can be a financial burden for small businesses. Many restaurants have closed altogether, while others are making it work. Some have said they believe they owe it to their customers to stay open. Working a
Austin Residents May Have to Boil Tap Water for 2 Weeks
– Residents of the Texas state capital may have to boil their tap water for as long as two weeks, an official said Tuesday, as authorities struggled to treat a water supply filled with silt, mud, and debris after heavy rains and flooding. TheAustin American-Statesmanreports that Travis County Chief
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.
Thousands cast their ballots in Travis County on first day of early voting
In Travis County, more people voted on the first day of early voting than in previous midterm elections. At of 4:00 p.m. Monday, staff with the Travis County Clerk's Office told KVUE that 25,625 people casted their ballots. In 2014, 17,181 people voted on the first day of early voting and in 2010, 1
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.
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
Two stage curtains at McCallum High School catch fire hours apart
AUSTIN, Texas —Two stage curtains in the McCallum High School auditorium caught fire hours apart on Monday and Tuesday, according to the Austin Fire Department.The first call happened around 8 p.m. on Monday, when a curtain laying across stage lighting ignited.Some fast-acting students knocked that
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
San Antonio sending 5,125 gallons of water to Austin
More than 5,000 gallons of water from San Antonio's water utility are on the way to Austin after the city said residents should avoid drinking its tap water without boiling it first. Austin Water customers received the boil notice early Monday after historic flooding in Central Texas last week fille
Travis Co. Clerk Website Down on Second Day of Early Voting
AUSTIN, Texas - On the second day of early voting in Texas, the Travis County Clerk's website is down. The site provides information about polling locations and what voters need to bring to be able to cast their ballots. Early voting ends on Nov. 2 and election day is Nov. 6. In the meantime here is
Man allegedly threatens woman with knife, sexually assaults her at South Austin shopping center
AUSTIN - A man has been arrested after he allegedly sexually assaulted a woman and threatened her with a knife in South Austin. According to the Austin Police Department, the incident happened Monday morning at 7:07 a.m. at a shopping center located in the 9300 block of South Interstate 35. The sus
Sketch released of man who grabbed woman at southeast Austin park
The suspect is described as a black male in his mid-20s, around 5-foot-9, thin build and with curly hair.
The top questions people are asking about Austin's boil water alert
AUSTIN - After the City of Austin issued a boil water notice Oct. 22, Austin Water customers had a lot of questions. Historic flooding in Central Texas last week brought an enormous amount of water Austin's way. Those floodwaters also brought high levels of silt to the city's water supply. Ausitn's
Raikkonen takes US Grand Prix for first win in 113 starts
Mark Thompson/Getty ImagesRace winner Kimi Raikkonen celebrates on the podium after winning the United States Formula One Grand Prix at Circuit of The Americas on Oct. 21, 2018, in Austin, Texas.