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updated Mon. March 19, 2018

While that might not have ever been a question uttered in the city of Austin, it was definitely a major theme in Wes Anderon's newest film Isle of Dogs, which closed out the South by Southwest Film Festival on Saturday. With all the quirks and symmetry you'd expect from an Anderson flick, festival goers were ...
Austin-Travis County EMS says they responded to 4721 Eagle Feather Dr. just after 8:30 p.m. for "unconfirmed reports of six patients on the ground." The neighborhood is off of Southwest Parkway just west of South MoPac. However, when they arrived, ATCEMS says it found two separate incidents, the ...

AUSTIN (KXAN) - We have a feeling Bill Murray loves AUSTIN as much as AUSTIN loves him. The comedian has been known to pop up around the city from time to time. On Saturday he did just that. First he made a stop at The University of Texas campus where he helped to dedicate autographed posters from ...
Two people were wounded Sunday night in Austin after reports of an explosion. The reported blast follows a recent string of deadly package bombings that left two people dead and two injured. Austin police responded about 8:30 p.m. to a bomb hotshot call in the 4800 block of Dawn Song Drive, ...
AUSTIN, TX (KXAN) -- With no suspect or suspects in custody in connection with the three bombings that have shaken AUSTIN, authorities are upping the reward amount to $115,000. This includes the governor's $15,000 reward. Austin Police Interim Chief Brian Manley, the Federal Bureau of Investigations ...
On March 2, 39-year-old Anthony Stephan House died after a package at his home in Northeast Austin detonated. Then on March 12 police responded to two more package bombings in East Austin -- one that killed Draylen Mason, 17 and injured his mother, and a second attack at another home that sent ...

Draylen Mason, 17, was killed March 12 after a package bomb found outside his home in east Austin was brought inside. The explosion also injured his mother. Another package explosion in southeast Austin on the same day injured a 75-year-old woman. Over 500 federal investigators are assisting in the investigation, and ...
Law enforcement officials have turned their focus in a series of three bombing attacks in Austin on the family connections and friendships between two victims who were killed, trying to determine whether those ties may yield clues into who is behind the attacks that continue puzzling investigators.
In the near future, building a new home may be as easy as printing out an airline boarding pass. At South By Southwest today, New Story, a Y Combinator-backed charity that works to build houses for people in developing nations, and Icon, a robotics construction company in Austin, Texas, unveiled what is ...
"It's not time to panic, but it's time to be vigilant and t's time to pay attention," said Austin Police Chief Brian Manley during a press conference on Monday. "It's time to pull together as a city and as a community and solve this. We need the community's participation: If you see a suspicious package on your ...
There is a search for a package bomber targeting people in Austin. Texas Governor Greg Abbott announced at $15,000 reward for information leading to an arrest. The FBI and ATF, including at least one agent from Houston, are assisting Austin police on a task force that will work around the clock on the ...
Two separate package bombs killed a teenage boy and injured two others in Austin, Texas, on Monday, authorities said. The explosions follow a third package bomb that killed another man on March 2 in Austin, and police were looking into whether the incidents were linked because both individuals killed ...
From the mid-70s to the '90s, Ted Kaczynski sent more than a dozen bombs, killing 3 and injuring more than 20. West says package bombs usually target individual people and are built to kill or maim, not to bring down a structure. He says whoever is making the Austin bombs aren't amateurs. "Because you ...
Police in Austin, Texas, are investigating a string of incidents involving explosive devices in packages left outside homes, which have killed two people and seriously injured one other. [NYT / Maya Salam]; A teenager was killed and a 75-year-old woman was injured in two separate explosions in Texas's ...
An explosion earlier in the day in the 4800 block of Oldfort Hill Drive in East Austin killed a 17-year-old and injured a woman described as in her 40s. Hours after that incident, interim Austin Police Chief Brian Manley said that explosion appeared similar and likely related to another explosion in Northeast ...

"Enjoy yourself, have a good time," he said. "But be aware, be suspicious." SXSW began Friday in downtown Austin, bringing in thousands of people to the state capital. The explosions were not in the immediate vicinity of the festival and authorities say the bombings don't appear connected to the festival.
Another major development is pegged for the booming north side of the Austin region, this one in the suburb of Cedar Park. Thompson Morris Real Estate Development, a local developer that has largely focused on residential neighborhoods, is a step closer to turning dirt for Indigo Ridge North after the ...
When winter ends and the sun starts to come back out in Austin, so do the snakes. Springtime in Central Texas is peak snake season, said local snake expert Tim Cole. Although the majority of alerts called into Cole's Austin Reptile Service are nonvenomous, he said there is a chance Austinites might ...
AUSTIN (KXAN) -- After coasting to victory in the Texas primaries earlier this week, the Democrats' pick to take on US Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, in November campaigned in AUSTIN Saturday. Beto O'Rourke stopped by Scholz Garten downtown for a Town Hall. Little Joe and La Familia preformed earlier and ...
Artificial intelligence is definitely about to take over your living room--that is, if Google has anything to do about it. For South by Southwest, the Mountain View, Calif.-based company souped up a house nearby downtown Austin with its AI and voice platform, Google Assistant, to show how everything in ...
It started out as one of those tired debates about whether Austin--being a city where people want to live and not work 22 hours a day--could ever be another Silicon Valley. But then it got interesting. The SXSW panel with Brent Bellm, CEO of Big Commerce, Tina Weyand, Chief Product Officer of ...
Last year, NPR Music and NPR member stations across the country launched a new series called Slingshot designed to boost the careers of up-and-coming public radio favorites. Since the beginning of 2018, 22 new Slingshot artists have been announced. Many of them are about to head to Austin, Texas, ...
Austin has 15 officers out of the field and placed on administrative duties in the wake of a rash of officer-involved shootings. But not to worry, interim Chief Brian Manley says: There will be enough officers on the streets to keep the city safe, especially as it welcomes huge crowds for the South by Southwest ...
That's right at the trail head for the Little Walnut Creek Greenbelt. Medics said they made contact with a bystander who called to report the body and help them locate it. ATC EMS said the body was a man in his 50s, and he was pronounced dead at the scene. The Austin Fire Department deployed a drone to ...
AUSTIN (KXAN) -- A man suffered serious injuries when he was stabbed in downtown AUSTIN late Saturday night. Austin police said they are investigating a possible assault that happened in the 700 block of San Jacinto Boulevard around 11:45 p.m., near Capitol Factory. AUSTIN-Travis County EMS ...
Austin on track to meet carbon-neutral goal -- if city will pay for it. 0. Share. Facebook ... Austin municipal operations will be carbon neutral by 2020, city leaders said in February of 2007. It was a sweeping, ... This time next year, the Austin City Council will begin its budgeting for 2020. Will the city meet its ...
AUSTIN (KXAN) -- Thursday, the AUSTIN City Council amended and approved a resolution to give the city manager the green light to explore a policy to reverse gentrification in east AUSTIN. The city's Institutional Racism and Systemic Inequities Task Force recommends that AUSTIN adopt their own version of ...
Rodeo Austin. Watch the pigs race, the bull riders, barrel racers and more. $5-$8 fairgrounds admission, $20-$36 rodeo seats. March 10-24. Expo Center, 9100 Decker Lake Road. Sherwood Forest Faire. Travel back in time to merry ol' England with this fair. 10 a.m. to dusk, March 10-12, March 16-18.
Greg Abbott confirmed Thursday that company representatives recently met with Austin and Dallas city leaders to talk about potentially expanding in Texas. This news comes after KUSA, KVUE's sister station in Denver, reported that Denver officials quietly met with Amazon employees about the second ...
Just as thousands of musicians are descending upon Austin in hopes of getting that big break at South by Southwest, one of the city's most beloved performers has packed his bags for Tennessee. Texas honky-tonk legend Dale Watson is putting down new roots in Memphis, in a house just a mile from ...
Police and east Austin locals are coming together for a good cause at Givens Park, located at 3811 E 12th Street in East Austin. It all started with an officer at APD and a car club called Hands Full of Cash. Senior Police Officer Justin Berry with APD's parks department was assigned to address community ...
Five municipal judges will not be returning to the bench after the Austin City Council voted Thursday to not reappoint them, following the recommendation of a panel that conducted the city's first performance review of sitting judges. While the panel didn't provide specific reasons for not keeping the five ...
The Verge is headed back to Austin for another week of brand activations, breakfast tacos, and bold prognostications about the future of technology and culture. That's right -- it's SXSW, when industries as disparate as artificial intelligence, social media marketing, virtual reality, film, TV, and music collide in ...
AUSTIN, Texas -- AUSTIN home builders say the final rewrite of Austin's land development code isn't much of a rewrite at all. Dubbed CodeNEXT, it will guide land development decisions for the coming decades. "Our current code is cumbersome and complicated, and it doesn't need to be," said Felicia ...
Fans gather outside MAPFRE Stadium before a game between the Columbus Crew and FC Dallas. A lawsuit levied by the state of Ohio and its capital city seeks to prove the Crew would be violating the state's "Modell Law" if the team decides to relocate to Austin. (Jamie Sabau/Getty Images). Precourt ...
District 1 City Council Member Ora Houston and her family moved to East Austin from Georgia in the 1940's. "That was the only place people could move," Houston said. Not long before her family made that move, the City of Austin adopted the "1928 Master Plan." 90 years ago this month. "I grew up in a ...
AUSTIN (KXAN) -- While most of us can only dream about owning a Lamborghini, the Italian sports car maker believes more AUSTINites than ever will be purchasing their high-ticket vehicles. That is why the company decided to invest in a dealership here in AUSTIN -- recently opening where the Ferrari ...
One of Austin's most coveted honors, the Austin Under 40 Awards, are back, and we've got the names of the 2018 finalists. Gordon Moore and Heather McKissick at the 2014 Austin Under 40 Awards. Contributed by Jonathan Garza. The AU40 Awards are a joint effort of two veteran volunteer groups, Young ...
It found that "between 2010 and 2015 there were nearly 1,900 pedestrian crashes in Austin, resulting in 121 fatalities. In addition to these tragic deaths, the serious, often life-altering injuries suffered by people who are involved in these crashes often go unreported in the news headlines. In fact, for every ...
Some Austin pedicab drivers are getting a boost just in time for the spring festival season by installing electric motors on their vehicles as part of a new city pilot program. The Austin American-Statesman reports Austin Transportation Department and Austin Energy have teamed up for the yearlong pilot to ...
Eater turned its attention to Texas for its next regional guide, and it's out right now. Eater's roving restaurant critic Bill Addison put together the list of 38 essential restaurants found in the Lone Star state, which includes seven Austin places. Austin's picks include patio haven Contigo, grain-obsessed Emmer ...
"When we were going through the drought we had severe water restrictions, once a day watering and there was more enforcement, so there was a lot of compliance with our restrictions," said David Anders, Assistant Director of Financial Services at Austin Water. "So good that every year our water use ...
Arizona mini-chain Matt's Big Breakfast is likely coming to Austin soon. The restaurant, which offers breakfast and lunch, has decided to franchise to other states, with the city as a prime target. Matt's Big Breakfast offers classic breakfast fare all-day, like griddle cakes, waffles, and egg scrambles. Lunch ...
Still, as preemption laws become the favored tool of state lawmakers nationwide -- and especially lawmakers in Texas -- the fate of Austin's policy could rest with its neighboring cities. Mayor Steve Adler called for cities and mayors around the state to join Austin, saying that having those cities follow ...
Get out your calendar and make plans for these festivals coming to the Austin area in March (no, it's not just South by Southwest). Explore UT, March ... Festival, March 17. Drink classic Irish imports instead of green beer and listen to live Celtic music at Austin's St. Patrick's Day celebration at Pioneer farms.
The new district, which gained more rural areas and lost some of liberal South Austin, stretched from Onion Creek to Lago Vista to Leander. It became a conservative stronghold, and to this day Workman is the county's only Republican state representative. Seven years later, it's a potential swing district ...
Dripping Springs school district officials estimated more than 300 students walked out of their high school and middle school campuses, some from their classrooms and others while at lunch. A demonstration at Clint Small Middle School in Southwest Austin drew more than 100 students. About 50 students ...
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