Central Texas residents need to take precautionary action in order to be prepared in the case of an emergency, Travis County and Austin officials said in a press release to mark Emergency Preparedness Month.
An electronic road sign near 26 West Apartments was hacked Thursday to commemorate the passing of Harambe, a 17-year-old Western lowland gorilla whose death sparked controversy when he was shot earlier this year when a child entered its pen.
Austin City Council members heard public testimony Thursday from PS 1.04 and PS 1.07 amendment supporters who want the 2016–17 budget to help reopen and staff the DNA testing lab that processes rape kits for the City of Austin.
On Wednesday evening, more than 100 Austin residents, including UT-Austin students and professors, gathered on the south steps of the Texas State Capitol to recognize International Overdose Awareness Day.
Former Travis County GOP chairman Robert Morrow, infamous for his jester hat and controversial Twitter presence, will no longer serve as the head of the county party because his bid for the U.S. presidency makes him ineligible for the position.