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Photo Credit: Shutterstock AUSTIN, Texas — Summer is right around the corner, but one of Austin's most popular public pools will be closed during the upcoming season for repairs. In a memo released last week to the Mayor and City Council, Austin's Parks and Recreation Department...
A Star Wars -esque innovation promises to put at least some of the nightmarish traffic on Texas’ most clogged roadways — I-35, I-45, and I-10 — in our rearview mirrors. On Thursday, April 6, a company called Hyperloop One named a proposed high-speed, L-shaped route linking...
After 16 hours of debate, the Texas House early Friday morning voted to approve a $106.8 billion two-year state budget in a 129-18 vote. The final tally of legislators supporting the budget was well above the 100-vote threshold the House needed to meet a state constitutional...
Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry has been added to a core group within the National Security Council in a shakeup of members announced on Wednesday. Perry, the secretary of energy , was one of several officials added to the principals committee, the primary group of policy-makers...
Back in February 2016 the district put cameras on the buses to catch stop arm violators. They were hoping they would see a steady decrease, but that didn't happen. “We're consistently averaging 1,000 violations a month or more,” said Chief Eric Mendez, Austin ISD Police Dept...
Texas Department of Public Safety investigators believe the driver of a large, dually pickup truck involved in a head-on crash with a church bus in Uvalde County on Wednesday afternoon crossed into an oncoming lane for an unknown reason just before the crash, authorities...
Recommendations for the future of AISD schools, including a multi-billion dollar plan to rehab all campuses, has officially been presented to the district's Board of Trustees. The Facilities and Bond Planning Advisory committee or FABPAC spent 18 months working on the Facilities...
Heading into what could be the most critical vote of the Trump presidency, about 10 of the 25 Republican members of Congress from Texas have yet to declare their support for the GOP plan to replace Obamacare with the American Health Care Act. Three of the seven Republicans...
Director of the Defense Health Agency and US Navy Vice Admiral Raquel Bono talks about the events surrounding Navy Week in Austin as well as what her position as the head of a newer agency has been like. LISTEN HERE