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Executive director named for Austin’s future Sobering Center

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The director of Austin’s sobriety center is Rhonda Patrick, the former CEO of a behavioral health nonprofit.The director of the city’s future sobriety center — a building where Austin police officers will be able to bring intoxicated people instead of taking them to jail or a hospital — was introduced Monday at the center’s future site.

Austin to help develop new grading system for schools

In its place is a new self-rating system 20 school districts are helping devise under a pilot program.The Austin school district is one of 20 districts and charter systems statewide chosen to participate in a pilot program to develop a local system of grading schools.

Austin city offices to close for holidays

City of San Marcos offices will be closed Monday and Tuesday for the Christmas holiday.TRAVIS COUNTYAUSTIN

City offices close for holidaysCity of Austin administrative offices and other municipal facilities will be closed Monday through Tuesday in observance of the Christmas holiday with normal business hours resuming Wednesday.

Austin ISD principals to get training from Bush Institute

The district will also get a boost from a partnership with the Dallas-based Bush Institute to better recruit, train and retain its school principals.The Austin district is one of four school systems chosen nationally by the Bush Institute to be part of its newly formed School Leadership District Cohort, a three-year program.

Man killed in crash in Southeast Austin, EMS says

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Freeze likely for Christmas, but Santa’s seen weirder Austin weather

Wednesday, December 20, 2017







Austin weather can be notoriously fickle and Christmas weather in Central Texas is no different.Historical weather data show that the hard freeze might make Santa’s sleigh ride a lot frostier than usual, but it won’t be his worst silent night in Austin.

Austin to host regional spelling bee

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Austin to host regional Spelling BeeAustin will host the 2018 Regional Spelling Bee on March 25 at the Zach Theatre, 202 S.The West Austin Chamber Austin Spelling Bee program is open to public and private school students and home-schooled children.

Austin boy now in a wheelchair after cancer treatment

That was before he was diagnosed with cancer at age 14 and ended up in a wheelchair.“The doctors kind of said at the three-year mark is usually when, if anything is going to automatically regenerate neurologically by itself, it would have already done it,” Trisha Sherwood said.

Stabbing suspect shot by Austin police Friday identified in documents

update: Austin police have identified the woman who was stabbed to death in Central Austin on Friday as 43-year-old Andrea Faye Lindsey.update: The Austin Police Department identified the officer who shot a stabbing suspect on Friday as Officer Alfredo Delvalle, a 23-year veteran of the force.

Austin police union won’t continue contract negotiations

Tuesday, December 19, 2017







Leaders of Austin’s police union have informed city officials that they will not continue negotiations on their contract after the City Council rejected the agreement last Wednesday.A poll conducted by the association showed that 92 percent of its members voted to step away from negotiations.