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(image courtesy Austin Energy) Responding to hundreds of protesters last week, Austin City Council votes to ramp up its green energy portfolio. The public utility commission asked for 75% renewable by 2027. 75 percent renewable by 2027 wasn't good enough for the people so...
(Photo Shutterstock/f11photo) Austin's reputation as one of America's safest cities takes a major hit in a new study by SafeWise. Austin did not even make the top 5 in Texas. El Paso was the safest in Texas and second safest in the US. Arlington Corpus Christi, Fort Worth and...
(Image courtesy Williamson County) FROM WILLIAMSON COUNTY SHERIFFS OFFICE WILLIAMSON COUNTY, TX – On Aug. 10 at approximately 9 p.m. Detective Albert Ortiz was dispatched to the Teravista Subdivision swimming pool in Round Rock for a possible drowning. When Det. Ortiz arrived on...
(Photo courtesy Texas State University) FROM TEXAS STATE UNIVERSITY SAN MARCOS – The Texas State University System Board of Regents has approved a new Campus Master Plan for Texas State University that is designed to guide development through the year 2027. The board approved...
(Photo:Shutterstock/Buddit Nidsornkul) Austin Water customers get some news they haven't heard in many years, and that news is that for the first time in that decade and a half, your water utility rates won't be going up next year. The Wastewater Commission has approved the...
(Photo:Shutterstock/Phanuwat_Nandee) The issue of card skimmers on gas pumps is continuing to grow around Austin. Two more were found just yesterday on a pump in northwest Austin and the Department of Agriculture was livestreaming video at the time. Several other skimmers have...
(Photo:Shutterstock/RoschetzkyProductions) Economic complacency could be putting Austin's future in danger, Austin Chamber of Commerce officials reported the city's job growth in the has primarily been tied to its population growth. The Chamber's Drew Scheberle said that leaves...
(KLBJ FILE PHOTO) Travis County Commissioners finalize the loan they're going to ask you for when you go to vote November 7. It's official--Travis County is having another go at asking you for a loan of $185 million dollars to fix roads and more in Eastern Travis County...
(image courtesy TPWD) Zebra Mussels have now spread from Lake Travis to Lake Austin according to the Texas Parks and Wildlife department. Larva were spotted in plankton near the dam that separates Lake Austin from Ladybird Lake. That led officials to look for more signs of...