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(Photo: Shutterstock by Roschetsky Photography) Expect delays if you are traveling south bound on MOPAC between Parmer and Duval this weekend. There will be several lane closures on that stretch of MOPAC in north Austin for repaving work. To help with the congestion, the...
(Photo: Shutterstock by Maridav) Gas prices are down by four-cents statewide this week, but David Armbrister with AAA Texas says that relief may be just temporary. He says you can expect a rise in gas prices because of increasing demand leading up to the Independence Day holiday...
(Photo: Shutterstock by David Smart) Trying to help keep their patients off an opioid addiction habit, Central Texas Based St David’s Hospitals are rolling out a new program to limit opioid use. South Austin Medical’s Dr. David Fleeger says they are using new techniques and non-...
(Photo: Shutterstock by Woodygraphs) Like many Central Texas residents, you may not be happy with your latest property appraisals, but real estate attorney Rahul Patel says an idea being floated to eliminate appraisal district's isn't the answer. He says the idea would be to use...
(Photo: Shutterstock by Tonkiti) The Georgetown school district has adopted its new budget for next year, which includes a 2-percent increase for current employees. Trustee Ben Stewart voted against the budget, in part because he wants teachers to be rewarded for their work...
After some online backlash Austin City Council decided to take a motion that would ease so called homeless ordinances off the agenda for next week. The Downtown Austin Alliance's Bill Brice said their members were alarmed this was even on the agenda. Brice explained this will...
Homicide investigators are looking into a South Austin hit and run after learning the 40-year-old victim and the woman driver knew each other. APD Officer Bino Cadeness said there were several witnesses at the scene, he also said a woman driving a red sedan intentionally struck...
(Photo: Shutterstock) The Texas Attorney General's Office says the Supreme Court of Texas' ruling against a Laredo plastic bag ban effectively bans similar ordinances in Austin and statewide. They also said that a municipality cannot prohibit, or ban bags. Austin's Ban was...
(Photo:Travis County Sheriff/PIO) The Travis County Sheriff's office is still on the look out for a man they say sexually assaulted, stabbed and then robbed a North Austin Woman and have released a sketch of the suspect, looking for your help. The woman told officers she was...