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Republican lawmakers returned to the baseball field in Virginia for their first practice since last year's shooting, that nearly claimed the life of House Majority Whip, Steve Scalise. Austin area Congressman, Roger Williams is back as well and coaching the Republicans. Williams...
The price of housing in Travis County has continued to climb year after year but salaries and wages have not kept up, which is part of the reason Travis County and the City of Austin are beginning a sweeping study of the housing market. Christy Moffett is the county planning...
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...