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School and University Closures: Austin ISD Austin Community College Bastrop ISD Blanco ISD Burnet ISD Chaparral Star Academy Comal ISD Del Valle ISD Dime Box ISD Dripping Springs ISD Eanes ISD Elgin ISD All Fayette Co. schools (This includes Fayetteville, Flatonia, La Grange,...
(Photo: Shutterstock by ssuaphotos) Winter storm impacts flights, passengers should check flight status Air travelers should check their flight status before heading to Austin's airport due to the winter weather and freezing precipitation expected tonight and ‪tomorrow ...
(Photo: Shutterstock by Robsonphoto) The Austin-Travis County Emergency Operations Center will activate at 10 p.m. in response to anticipated severe weather and hazardous road conditions. Beginning at 8 p.m. media requests can be directed to the EOC media relations line at 512-...
(Photo: Shutterstock by ArtBitz) Austin Energy is prepared for the anticipated winter weather that is expected to bring below freezing temperatures and possible accumulations of ice to the area. Austin Energy has trouble shooters ready to respond to any downed lines or power...
(Photo: Shutterstock by Olaf Naami) Governor Greg Abbott has ordered the State Operations Center (SOC) to elevate its readiness level from Level 4 (Normal Conditions) to Level 3 (Increased Readiness) at 8:00 p.m. today as winter weather and cold temperatures are expected to...
(Photo:Shutterstock/Roschetzky Photography) The University of Texas scraps a proposed source of funding for its new China Public Policy Center. The university has rejected a proposal by the leader of its new China center to accept money from the China United States Exchange...
(Photo:Shutterstock/Sapnocte) Many roads are already salted in anticipation of more wintry weather tonight and tomorrow. Central Texas will go under a winter weather warning beginning at midnight which will run through 6:00 p.m. tomorrow. Capital Metro is monitoring the...
Average retail gasoline prices in Austin have risen 0.6 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.22/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 830 gas outlets in Austin. This compares with the national average that has increased 3.5 cents per gallon in the last...
(Image courtesy Radical Empathy Foundation) January is Human Trafficking awareness month and the problem isn't confined to third world countries. Could your own children become victims of human trafficking? An Austin game designer's kids nearly were. Radical Empathy Foundation...