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(Photo: Shutterstock by photopeerayut) A neighborhood group charges Austin City Council to be again favoring developers over residents in Northwest Austin. Last year Council secretly granted variances to the developers of a huge apartment complex on 2222 and 360 which is...
(Photo courtesy of Governor's office) Governor Greg Abbott today participated in a ceremony at the Texas State Cemetery where he joined Wreaths Across America in honoring Texas veterans. This ceremony is part of the annual National Wreaths Across America Day and the is the...
(Photo YouTube) The head of UT is stepping down. University of Texas Chancellor Bill McRaven is resigning from his position in May. UT Regent Steve Hicks tells a Texas Tribune reporter it was just announced to the regents. The Chancellor's office confirms the report. McRaven's...
(KLBJ FILE PHOTO) Austin City Council gets an update from staff about where the community is on the idea of mandatory paid sick leave for Austin employers. Ever since Councilmember Greg Casar brought up the issue months ago, stakeholders have been talking about it. While no...
Roy Moore underperformed Donald Trump in Alabama among voters. The head of the Travis County GOP says that's no reason for Republicans to push the midterm panic button. According to Travis County Republican Party Chairman Matt Makowiak, Moore's loss is a stunning turnaround for...
Austin Energy will deliver to the grid enough renewable power to meet more than half of the electric needs of Austin Energy customers by 2020, company officials said Thursday. The projection came after the Austin City Council approved a contract that allows the community-owned...
On Thursday, December 14th at 2:41 p.m., the Cedar Park Police Department was notified of a robbery in the parking lot at Austin Telco Federal Credit Union located at 511 North Bell Boulevard. Four suspects exited a vehicle and assaulted the maintenance technician who was...
Austin police say a man suspected of fatally stabbing a woman was injured after being shot by an officer when he refused commands to drop what appeared to be a knife and continued acting aggressively toward the woman. Interim Chief Brian Manley said a 911 caller on Friday...
While California is about to make recreational pot legal, Texas is tiptoeing into marijuana with a restrictive medical cannabis program that critics say is doomed to fail. Texas is among the last states to allow some form of medical marijuana. The limited program only allows an...