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The rally concludes the 27-mile Moral March for Democracy that began in Georgetown earlier this week and featured a performance from country music legend Willie Nelson.
It has been two years since two Austin police officers shot and killed Dr. Mauris DeSilva while he was having a mental health crisis in Downtown Austin.
Gov. Greg Abbott signed permitless carry, also known as constitutional carry, into law after it passed through the legislative session.
Teachers who teach virtually will only teach virtually, according to the Austin Independent School District.
For local health officials, the increase in cases linked to the highly contagious Delta variant is expected to mean an increase in COVID-19 protocols.
Roberto Reyna's mother has not given up trying to find the person who killed her son in an East Austin shooting in 2013.
Dozens of residents flooded into the Rosemont at Oak Valley leasing office to demand answers after receiving eviction notices more than a week ago.
The family of murdered soldier Vanessa Guillen met with several military officials to discuss what has been learned about her death and harassment.
The Austin Police Department is asking residents to avoid the area of SH 71 and Old Bee Caves Road.
For the past two months, the City of Austin has been implementing phase one and two of its plan to reinstate the citywide camping ban.