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(Photo: Shutterstock by Phillip Lange) The nonprofit City Health is out with its annual rankings and according to its president Dr. Shelley Hearne, Austin gets high marks for things like paid sick leave and long-term mobility planning but when it comes to affordable housing,...
(Photo: Shutterstock by blackzheep) Several City of Austin utility customers – both residential and commercial – have reported receiving phone calls from someone claiming to be from City of Austin Utilities or Austin Energy, demanding payment of their utility bill within a half-...
When it rained last weekend, Austin Watershed Protection engineers feared the Shoal Creek slope failure would mean flooding on Lamar. Fortunately they rerouted drainage away so only a rain event of three or more inches would cause a flood. Managing Engineer Mike Kelly says they'...
(Photo: KUT) The City of Austin is throwing $110-million at the Waller Creek Park program. Critics though, like Bill Bunch with Save Our Springs, believe the public shouldn't be burdened even further considering this $110 million comes on top of a whole stream of public dollars...
They're out of room at the Austin Animal Center on Levander Loop. Representatives say they're waiving adoption and reclaim fees, typically $75, this Memorial Day Weekend because of heavy intake of dogs especially this past week. AAC is also asking for people to foster dogs if...
(Photo: The Statesman) Timothy Parlin is guilty on five counts of Capital Murder. That's the verdict from a Travis County jury in the deaths of Austin music teacher Kathy Blair and elderly couple Billie and Sidney Shelton. Parlin's lawyers argued that his partner in burglary...
(Photo:KLBJ 590am/99.7fm/Jon Cooley) With the refusal to allow a vote on the land development code rewrite, CodeNEXT, a lawsuit against Austin now appears to be imminent. Election law attorney Fred Lewis helped craft the petition to force a vote, which got more than 26,000...
Two years after the 10-1 Austin City Council gave approval toward the construction of five new fire stations, the Austin Fire Department has not gotten any of them. However, since then, construction has begun on one station in Onion Creek, but its completion date has faced...
A Travis County Grand Jury has indicted 64-year-old Michael Anthony Galvan on one count of capital murder and one count of murder. Galvan stands accused of sexually assaulting and then murdering Debra Sue Reiding at her apartment on Algarita Avenue in Austin, Texas. The incident...