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Online retail giant Amazon is rolling out its latest expansion of its 'Amazon Key' service, which allows items you've ordered to be delivered inside of your house, even if you're not there. As of Tuesday, the service now includes your parked and locked vehicle. In-car delivery...
The University of Texas at Austin is expanding financial aid to incoming undergraduate students from low-income and middle-income families. Starting this fall, new incoming UT Austin Texas freshmen with family incomes of up to $100,000 (Adjusted Gross Income), who have financial...
An Austin police SWAT team had to be called out to the La Quinta Inn off of Mopac, near the Domain, Tuesday morning after a man barricaded himself inside of a bathroom and refused to come out. According to police, a 911 call was made by an employee who said the man walked into...
Austin-based YETI is countering the claims of former National Rifle Association president Marion Hammer thet the company has severed ties with the NRA in the wake of recent mass shootings. The claims sparked a massive backlash from NRA supporters, but YETI says this was all much...
(Photo: Shutterstock Johnathan Weiss) One of the victims of the shooting at a suburban Waffle House was from the Austin area. In a statement from the Hays School District The district says it joins the family and friends of Joe R. Perez in mourning his death. The statement says...
(Photo: Shutterstock by Philip Lange) The city has certified that there are enough signatures on a petition to force a November vote on CodeNEXT. "We hope very soon they will vote to just let it be placed on the ballot in November," said Linda Curtis with IndyAustin. Curtis said...
(Photo: Shutterstock By Rob Byron) The Leander school board will vote next month on whether or not unassigned EpiPens will be stored in nurse's offices. The district's Brad Mansfield says these would be available to any student, with or without a prescription. "It gives us the...
(Photo: Shutterstock by Alfie Photography) The mobility authority celebrates a milestone on 183 South. Not only is 50-percent of the work finished, but the northbound main lanes between 51st and Springdale have also finally opened. Project Manager Aaron Autrey says there's still...
(Photo: Shutterstock by Oren Schatz) A new poll says a majority of Texans are for stricter gun laws. Central Texas Democrat Congressman Lloyd Doggett said he's for the gun control ideas put forth by the students behind the Texas Capital Walkout. "I personally don't support the...