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(Photo:Shutterstock/perfectlab) The Austin Police Department (APD) No Refusal Weekend DWI Initiative will resume today, Friday, January 19, 2018 and will last through Sunday, January 21, 2018. The initiative will operate from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. each day. The next initiative will...
(Photo:KLBJ 590AM/99.7FM/KLBJ/ Jon Cooley) Two children are dead and their mother is in a coma after a crash at the intersection of West Whitestone Blvd and Walton Way last Wednesday. Cedar Park Police said its because of a teenage street racer. Cedar Park Police Commander Bryan...
Texas' seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 3.9 percent in December and remains below the U.S. unemployment rate of 4.1 percent. The Texas economy added 306,900 seasonally adjusted nonfarm jobs over the year, including 400 jobs added in December. Annual employment growth...
Amazon is narrowing the list of cities under consideration for its second headquarters to 20, with the largest concentration in the Northeast. Austin is among the remaining 20 cities vying for the new HQ, with other cities including Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Denver,...
Texas has unveiled an initial draft of how it will overhaul special education after federal officials found that the state for years illegally denied services to students with disabilities. The 13-page plan released Thursday would create a professional statewide special...
(Image Courtesy TXDOT) I-35 at Louis Henna Blvd (exit 250) is shutdown due to a truck crash and spill. Only one sb lane is getting through. A big rig crashed through the barrier between northbound and southbound lanes.
A man arrested earlier this month in Colorado for the kidnapping of two Round Rock, Texas, children is back in Texas today. Terry Allen Miles, 44, was arrested Jan. 3 by the Las Animas County Sheriff’s Department in La Veta, Colorado. Miles had been sought on a federal complaint...
The Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce, through its Opportunity Austin economic development program, submitted a bid on behalf of the Austin Texas region for the proposed Amazon HQ2. On Thursday, the eleased the following comment on the heels of the news that Austin among the 20...
Last year, 238 cities across North America submitted proposals to lure Amazon's second headquarters, many of which offered massive tax incentives to the online giant. Amazon is out with its latest list of cities that are still under consideration, which has been whittled down to...