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(Photo: Shutterstock by Laura Gunn) Troy Hill takes over as the new Mayor of Leander on Thursday. He won yesterday's run-off election and is ready to tackle the issues facing Leander, primary among them, dealing with fast growth. He says he also wants to bring in the kind of...
(Photo: Shutterstock by Gorodenkoff) A U.S. Army spokesman says officials have narrowed to five the number of cities under consideration to house a prestigious command center that's meant to modernize Army operations and technology. Col. Patrick Seiber tells the Austin American-...
(Photo: Shutterstock by VGstock Studio) This week Austin City Council changed a phrase in the Sobering Center's by-laws that has them treating people under the influence of alcohol to people who are intoxicated. The difference according to executive director Rhonda Patrick is a...
(Photo: Shutterstock by This is me) Several medical groups across Texas look to improve the state's HPV vaccination rates. Austin Regional Clinic's Dr. Kimberley Avila Edwards says only 33% of Texans are vaccinated. But among those vaccinated there have been good results showing...
(Photo: Shutterstock by Sergey Nivens) A newly released poll from the group Opinion Analysts shows 75-percent of Austenite’s favor bringing a Major League Soccer team to town. But the land being eyed for a new stadium, near the Domain, is still being hotly debated. Council...
(Photo: Shutterstock by Everything Possible) The Texas Supreme Court is granting more rights to grandparents, who are in charge of their grandchildren for more than a six month period. Attorney Thomas Michel argued for the grandparents, saying if a grandparent makes all the...
(Photo: Shutterstock by Chris UK Photo) After being quiet for a while, the Texas nationalist movement is back, encouraging members of the legislature to introduce a bill in the next session to allow voters to decide whether Texas should become an independent country. President...
(Photo: Shutterstock by Alexandru Nika) This week the U.S. Supreme Court struck down a Minnesota law that prohibited clothing with political messages being worn at polling places. Texas has a similar law, but law professor Dr. Gerald Treece says we won't be impacted. He says the...
(Photo:Shutterstock/Felix Lipov) 34,700 jobs were added to the Texas payroll in May, which marks 23 consecutive months of employment growth. The state unemployment rate last month was 4.1%, unchanged from April. The unemployment rate in the Austin metro area came in at 2.8% last...