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Austin police find 2 dead in a west Austin home Friday

Austin police are investigating two suspicious deaths on Friday afternoon in the 1600 block of Forest Trail in west Austin.

What we know:

  • Police said a check-welfare call came in around 2 p.m.
  • Officers then entered the home and found two adults with injuries on their bodies. They were declared deceased.
  • This incident came just after a suspect linked to two unrelated suspicious deaths on Thursday was arrested.

APD said there is no threat to the public and they believe it is an isolated incident. On Friday, officials said crisis counselors were on the scene to assist family and witnesses, and that it is too early to know the motive.


Austin's airport consumer satisfaction drops from a year ago, below Texas peers

(Austin-Bergstrom International Airport/Twitter)

Flyers are less satisfied with the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport than a year ago, a new study shows.

Research firm J.D. Power placed ABIA at No. 15 on a list ranking overall customer satisfaction at large airports, a slip from last year’s spot at No. 7. Other Texas airports secured rankings ahead of Austin, with Dallas Love Field at third, Houston Hobby at eight, and San Antonio International Airport at ninth.

Dallas/Ft. Worth ranked eight in the "mega airport" category.

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1923 Lake Austin mansion demolition request pitting preservationists and some neighbors against owner and city preservation office
Austin Monitor

By Jonathan Lee

The Planning Commission was split Tuesday on whether to help save an eclectic lakefront estate from demolition by zoning it historic amid concerns over tax breaks and the likelihood that a previous owner participated in segregation as a business owner.

The property in question, known as the Delisle House, is located at 2002 Scenic Drive in Tarrytown. The main house, with Spanish and Modern influences, was built in 1923 by Raymond Delisle, an optician. A Gothic Revival accessory apartment was built in 1946. The current owner applied to demolish the structures in order to build a new home.'

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