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(Photo:Shutterstock/Hazem.m.kamal) Austin City Council unanimously added electronic cigarettes to the anti-smoking ordinance this week. Some vapers were worried about not being able to use their devices at their favorite shops but Travis County Central Health Director Phil Huang...
(Photo: Shutterstock/Syda Productions) Central Texas educators remain adamant to state legislators that the public school funding formula isn't working. Tax collections from Round Rock ISD taxpayers are coming in at $341 million that will go to maintenance and operations, but...
(Photo:Shutterstock/Chinnapong) As Austin city officials and industry leaders work out the city's new land development code, codeNEXT, one small business owner has a few ideas of how they could better help out the little guy. Mitch Wright is a certified city planner and small...
(Photo:Shutterstock/Roland Magnusson) The first-ever meeting of the new LGBTQ Quality of Life Commission headed by council member Jimmy Flannigan is now in the books. As expected, Texas' "bathroom bill" was one of the first topics that was discussed. Mayor Steve Adler took a jab...
(Photo Shutterstock/Carl Ballou) From Travis County Sheriffs Office On the evening of June 22, 2017 Jonestown Police responded to a report of an accident in the 10,000 block of Deer Canyon Drive. At approximately 7:00 pm, TCSO assumed the lead role in the investigation at the...
(Photo Shutterstock/only_kim) Austin Energy is ramping up its climate protection plan and it’s going to cost you plenty. In an effort to reduce the city’s carbon footprint Austin Energy tells City Council they plan to accelerate shutting down the Decker Power Plant and pulling...
(Google Earth screen shot) An 1800 foot stretch of sidewalk in North Austin is the first to be finished under the $720 mobility bond Austin voters approved last year. Austin's Transportation Department is getting ready to send crews and machines down to South Austin for some...
The Austin Police Department’s Robbery Unit is requesting the public’s assistance in identifying two suspects and a vehicle of interest connected to an Aggravated Robbery on June 15, 2017. The victim was followed to his residence and robbed by two suspects who were armed with a...
(Credit: Shutterstock) Contrary to what you might expect, states with legalized recreational marijuana don’t have a greater increased rate of car accident deaths than states that prohibit the drug, according to a new study published in the American Journal of Public Health...