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(Photo: Shutterstock by Cheng) Fewer international students are trying to come to the United States for their higher education. Applications are down around 40 percent nationwide. Elaine Meyer Lee with the Association of International Educators said that hurts higher education...
(Photo: Shutter Stock by Philip Lange) For a month now the Austin Downtown Alliance has been building what they are calling a community table and asking people to write their ideas about downtown improvements on it. This weekend they unveiled those ideas. The Alliance has been...
(Photo: Shutterstock by Digital Storm) If you see smoke tomorrow coming from the Reimers Ranch Park area in Southwest Travis County, don't be alarmed. The County will conduct a prescribed burn on some of the lands from 10 AM to 6 PM. Travis County Parklands Manager Glen Gillman...
(Photo: Shutterstock by Andrey Popov) Dozens of Austinites including Mayor Steve Adler gathered on the south shore of Ladybird Lake for the annual Homeless Memorial service. Caritas director Jo Kathryn Quinn spoke emotionally about 25 years of this occasion. "A lot has happened...
(Photo:PfPD/PIO) A Pflugerville High School is a victim of a counterfeiter. Pflugerville PD's Sara Bustilloz says an middle aged woman using funny money to buy Weiss High school apparel. The department is asking for help in finding the suspect. Bustilloz said the school may be a...
(KLBJ FILE PHOTO) Austin's neighborhood advocates are reacting to the city's announcement that the next draft of the land-use rules re-write called CodeNEXT is delayed yet again. Draft 3 of CodeNEXT was due January 11-that's now changed to February 12. The City's Tom Green...
The Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission has opened an investigation into the Nov. 13 death of Texas State University student Matthew Ellis. Ellis, a 20-year-old pledge with the university’s Phi Kappa Psi fraternity, was pronounced dead at a San Marcos apartment following a...
(Photo:Shutterstock/ESOlex) The APD Vehicular Homicide Unit is asking for anyone with information about the events leading up to the fatal November 11, 2017 crash on Research Blvd to contact them at (512) 974-6935 if they have not already done so. As previously released, the...
(Photo:Shutterstock/Marian Weyo) Texas Senator John Cornyn is putting forward a bill to punish federal agencies who fail to report criminal histories to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System, also known as NICS. Austin based GT Distributors' owner Jim Orr said...