AUSTIN (KXAN) - Officers with the Austin Police Department are headed to Washington D.C. for President Obama's inauguration, making sure he stays safe.
The group, made up of 41 specially-trained officers will help maintain crowd control and crowd management..
The APD officers left Saturday morning via bus to Austin Bergstrom International Airport where they flew out shortly after 11:00 a.m.
"We're excited. It's part of history," said Chief Art Acevedo. "It's an honor for us to represent the great state of Texas and the city of Austin."
Acevedo said the department has been planning the event for months and will be able to cover the shifts of the officers who are traveling to the nation's capital.
Embattled Travis County District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg is court Monday for a civil trial that could end her career as the county's top prosecutor..
American Airlines has emerged from bankruptcy protection and US Airways culminated its long pursuit of a merger partner after the two completed their deal Monday to create the world's biggest airline.
Even though there were no reports of iced over bridges or roadways like last week, officials are urging people to use extra caution while driving.
A 55-year-old man died in a single-vehicle crash just after midnight Monday morning near Lakeway.
More than 100 trees covered in lights now shine bright throughout Zilker Park. The Trail of Lights is open for another season.
Texas will face one of the nations top offenses in their second straight trip to the Alamo Bowl