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(Photo: Shutterstock by Oren Schatz) Parents holding signs asking for safe schools stood across the street from Pflugerville High School this morning as children came to class. Communities Supporting Safe School co-founder Catherine Prystup said this group started Thursday night...
(Photo: Shutterstock by stock photo world) Texas U.S. Senator John Cornyn filed a bill, called the Fix NICS act, following the Southerland Springs church shooting. After last week's school shooting in Florida, that bill is getting a new look and new support from President Trump...
(Photo: Shutterstock by Kirhan) State Representative Paul Workman has repeatedly accused the Austin City Council of forcing socialism on the city, and he says the paid sick leave mandate further reinforces that. But Workman said the council won't be celebrating this mandate for...
(Photo: Shutterstock by Cameris) The Transportation Department has floated the idea of allowing cab companies to operate outside of franchise agreements they make with the city in an effort to save the industry from companies like Uber and Lyft. John Boulabasis with Yellow Cab...
(Photo: Shutterstock by This Is Me) More people have died from the flu in Travis County this year than in the last ten years. Travis County health authority Doctor Phil Huang said kids have been spared but 38 people have perished this season from the virus. The majority of those...
(Photo: Shutterstock by chrisukphoto) With early voting set to begin Tuesday in the 2018 primary elections, the latest University of Texas/Texas Tribune Poll finds the state’s top Republican incumbents largely unchallenged in their party’s nominating contests. For the Democratic...
On National “Love Your Pet Day”, Tuesday, February 20, 2018, Invisible Fence Brand of Austin will be donating 42 pet oxygen mask kits to Austin-Travis County EMS. Invisible Fence and ATCEMS have teamed up to help reduce the number of pets killed or injured in house fires each...
(Credit: Austin Opera/ Facebook) Seven women at the Austin Opera have come forward to describe a culture of permissiveness that allowed the opera's artistic director and conductor to inappropriately touch women and make crass comments without consequence. The women told the...
Average retail gasoline prices in Austin have fallen 4.0 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.26/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 830 gas outlets in Austin. This compares with the national average that has fallen 5.4 cents per gallon in the last...