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In the early morning hours of January 27, approximately 550 volunteers dispersed across Austin / Travis County to engage with people who were experiencing unsheltered homelessness – that is they were sleeping outside in places not meant for people to be sleeping or living. At...
The Austin Community College District (ACC) will celebrate its spring graduates during commencement Thursday, May 10. When: Thursday, May 10 Where: Frank Erwin Center, 1701 Red River St. Time: 6 p.m. Nearly 2,000 graduation candidates are invited to participate in commencement...
As part of the city council's continued push to rid Austin of any memory of the Confederacy, the issue of renaming Jeff Davis Avenue will come before council members on Thursday. While it's never been fully clear if the street name actually has a tie to the Confederacy,...
A second series of Austin ISD's Budget Community Conversations begins this week and people will get a look into Austin ISD's preliminary 2018-19 budget proposal. Attendees will hear what priorities were developed during the first round of community meetings, as well as how...
Williamson County officials have finished their studies and engineering reports and have submitted a cave closure proposal to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ). The proposal includes excavating all rock and debris from the cave from when the roof collapsed so...
(Photo:KLBJ 590am/ 99.7fm/ Jon Cooley) Austin Area US Rep. Lloyd Doggett praised the TX Capitol Walkout marchers' efforts and approved of their demands. The student organizers and gun control advocates want to see these changes: 1)Universal, comprehensive background checks 2)...
Closing arguments begin in the morning as both sides have rested in the trial of Chimeme Onyeiri, the man accused of attempting to murder State District Judge Julie Kocurek at her West Austin home in November of 2015. Besides the attempted murder charge, Onyeiri faces multiple...
The Texas Public Policy Foundation calls Austin's sick leave ordinance "bad policymaking on steroids." TPPF has filed suit, saying the ordinance actually conflicts with state law, specifically the Texas Minimum Wage Act and the Fair Labor Standards Act, and thus it should be...
(Photo: Shutterstock.com) NEWS RELEASE DRUG ENFORCEMENT ADMINISTRATION HEADS FOURTEENTH PRESCRIPTION DRUG TAKE-BACK [Austin, TX] – On Saturday, April 28 from 10 A.M. to 2 P.M., the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give the public its 15th opportunity in 7 years to...