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(Photo:Shutterstock/Roschetzky Photography) For the first time since its inception, the Highway Emergency Response Operator, or HERO, patrol service program will be able to clear minor crashes from area roadways, in addition to helping stranded motorists, the Texas Department of...
(Photo:Shutterstock/mat277) As the Leander City Council prepares to declare October ‘Fire Prevention Month’ in Leander, Leander Fire crews have been making their way to dozens of schools to teach kids how to stay safe around fire. According to the National Fire Protection...
Travis County Commissioners Court on Tuesday approved the $34 million purchase of three STAR Flight helicopters to replace its aging fleet. After extensive evaluations of proposals, the Court, earlier this year in May, authorized negotiations and purchase of three AW169...
The City of Bastrop will perform a Smoke Test Survey of the wastewater collection system located from Hill to Carter and from the Mesquite Rail Road tracks October 23rd through November 11th, 2017. This survey involves the opening and inspecting of manholes and sewer lines,...
(Credit Texas Department of Transportation) In an effort to improve safety and mobility, the Texas Department of Transportation is expanding the Highway Emergency Response Operator (HERO) motorist assistance program. HERO is a free roadside assistance program that provides basic...
(Credit: Shutterstock) Average retail gasoline prices in Austin have fallen 6.4 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.31/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 830 gas outlets in Austin. This compares with the national average that has fallen 1.6 cents...
(photo: shutterstock by By Jonathan Weiss) October 19 is the deadline for Austin to apply to bring the new Amazon headquarters to the area. Spencer Soper with Bloomberg said Amazon has a laundry list of wants for its new location, one of which includes an affordable market for...
(photo: shutterstock By Eakphum) Capital Factory hosted another ATX Startup week which culminated in a massive job fair-expo-slash-beer crawl. Austin based tech security firm Duo recruiting manager Jasmine Burns said these kinds of events help it tap into an in-demand workforce...
(photo: shutterstock by Alfie Photography) TxDOT crews are remaking entrance and exit ramps on Southbound I-35 around 51st Street and so the Airport exit will be temporarily closed starting at 9:00 tonight. TxDOT's Diann Hodges said you'll have to exit 51st St to get to Airport...