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Apartment fire displaces dozens in Northwest Austin Christmas Day

“At least I am alive,” said Edward Santiago, who lost all of his possessions.Dozens of people lost everything Monday when fire tore through a Northwest Austin apartment building almost five years to the day after the same complex sustained much more extensive fire damage.

Fire burns 12 apartments in Northwest Austin Christmas Day

update: A fire at a Northwest Austin apartment complex has been extinguished, but dozens are displaced after flames tore through the 24-unit building, torching 12 units, officials said.No people or animals were injured in the fire, Jollyville Fire Chief John Kiracofe said.

Austin's top stories of 2017: UT stabbing

Monday, December 25, 2017


We are counting down the American-Statesman’s 10 biggest stories of 2017.7: The fatal stabbing rampage at the University of Texas

Our countdown of storylines chosen by Statesman reporters and editors continues through Dec.

Bundle up for an unseasonably cold Austin holiday

Last Christmas, temperatures in Central Texas reached into the mid-80s, according to the weather service, so it’s quite a change this year.Expect mostly sunny skies all day, with winds blowing from the northeast at 5 to 10 mph that become southeasterly by afternoon, meteorologists said.

Neighborhood centers out of reach for most poor Austin residents

The audit, released this month, found that about 95 percent of the city’s lower income households are outside of walking distance to the city’s neighborhood centers.Part of the problem is that three of those locations — Blackland, Rosewood-Zaragosa and the East Austin neighborhood centers — are clustered in East Austin, the audit said.

Man arrested with $112K worth of meth in South Austin hotel

Saturday, December 23, 2017

A man was arrested in a South Austin hotel with a kilogram of meth, which was worth about $112,000, according to an Austin police arrest affidavit.Bobby Wayne Allbritton, 35, was arrested and charged with possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver.

Austin police body cameras prove valuable in officer shootings

A body camera caught officer Alfredo Delvalle, a 23-year veteran of the department, wounding 50-year-old Aubrey Garrett in Central Austin on Dec.15 as Garrett attacked 43-year-old Andrea Faye Lindsey with a knife in the 5000 block of Lynnwood Drive, police said.

Community news: Austin cemetery rules proposed


Keep Texas Beautiful has recognizes Keep Hutto Beautiful as one of 13 recipients of the 2017 Green Bag Grants.TRAVIS COUNTYAUSTIN

Cemetery rules proposedThe Austin Parks and Recreation Department, with the help of the community, developed a draft of the cemetery rules and posted them at bit.

Business news from the Austin American-Statesman.

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Bob Sechler, American-Statesman Staff

Amplify Snack Brands, an Austin company best known for its SkinnyPop popcorn, is being bought by The Hershey Co.7 percent from the prior November, as 2,196 homes changed hands, the Austin Board of Realtors said Thursday.

Zagat ranks Austin second-most exciting food city

Friday, December 22, 2017

Dining guide Zagat, a.the only dining guide you, your parents and your grandparents can all name, has decided that Austin is the second most exciting food city in the United States.