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Near the Travis/Hays County line near Dripping Springs, a handmade sign greets drivers as they pass by Signal Hill Road on Nutty Brown Road. The sign (pictured) shows how neighbors feel as one of their own works through a land deal with Verizon Wireless to construct a 250-foot...
Officials with Capital Metro say plans are in place to begin service on the agency’s rail line between Leander and downtown Austin on March 30th, 2009. The agency had initially set a start date before the end of 2008. commutertrain1.JPG However, construction setbacks on two of...
Because of Hurricane Ike, a large number of medical students from Galveston is forced to come Austin to continue their clinical training. Dr. Tom Caven, Vice President of Medical Affairs at the University Medical Center Brackenridge, says more than 100 medical students from the...
The head of a local medical organization says the Texas health care system is in shambles. Tom Banning, CEO of the Texas Academy of Family Physicians, here in Austin, says the state's health care system is broken. "The costs are going up. Access to preventive and primary care is...
The Texas Agriculture Commissioner announces the kick-off of a new type of roundup...that's all about eating. Ag Commissioner Todd Staples says the "Go Texan Restaurant Roundup" begins today. "Many of the participating restaurants throughout the state will be donating some or...
Texas Governor Rick Perry backs up his words in writing to members of Congress. In a news conference yesterday, Governor Perry said it was time for Congress to end the partisan bickering and pass a plan to stabilize the economy. Now, Governor Perry and Governor Joe Manchin of...
Officials with the Austin Police Department say a suggestion from Austin Police Chief Art Acevedo to move the Austin Resource Center for the Homeless (ARCH) is one of several ideas that have come up during discussions on ways to improve the quality of life downtown. APD...
At least two administrators at the Not Your Ordinary School charter academy in north Austin have been ordered by a Travis County judge to give recorded testimony to an attorney representing the family of a little boy who was fatally injured while in school care. Tevin Park-...
Austin police believe the same man is responsible for a series of cases in which women have been fondled or groped in public during the past few weeks. Police say most of the cases happened in the same general area and during the same time of day. In one case, the man placed his...