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(Credit: Shutterstock) The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is reminding Texans to take extra safety precautions as temperatures and heat indices continue to reach 100 degrees and above in many parts of the state. “We have already experienced extreme heat in most parts of...
(Credit: Austin Police Department) On Tuesday, July 10, 2018, officers from the APD Organized Crime Division’s Criminal Interdiction Unit stopped a 2004 Ford F-150 in the 12600 block of South IH-35 for speeding and for failure to display a front license plate. While speaking...
(Credit: University of Texas System) As part of the U.S. Army’s most significant reorganization since 1973, the Pentagon has selected Austin as its new base to partner closely with the best of academia, research and private sector innovation, and in doing so, also selected The...
(Credit: Shutterstock) Gasoline prices in Austin have fallen 1.8 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.58/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 830 stations in Austin. This compares with the national average that has increased 1.3 cents per gallon versus...
The 1555 book Le Relacion is the story of Alvar Nunez Cabeza de Vaca's accidental landing in what is now Texas, and the six year adventure that followed. The book, in its original Spanish and an English translation, is available online for the first time thanks to the Texas...
As of Monday, the City of Pflugerville will ease restrictions on food trucks, allowing them to operate anywhere in the city. Food trucks have only been allowed to operate with temporary permits at certain events, and people like bakery owner Patricia Bedford say that has been...
The United States should be the world's leader in oil production by next year. Tom Kloza with the Oil Price Information Service says what's been holding us back is the lack of pipelines, but that all changes when several new ones come online next year. He says Texas, and in...
Gas prices across the state went up slightly this week according to AAA Texas. Spokesman Daniel Armbrister says the highest price is in Midland with an average of 3.12 per gallon. The lowest was just down the road in San Antonio. Austin's average is 2.61. (Photo: Shutterstock by...
Since Independence Day, the Austin Animal Center has been at capacity with cats, kittens, dogs, and puppies. So the center's Jennifer Olohan says it is waiving all adoption fees through tomorrow and ALSO calling on people to foster to help make room. Olohan says they are so hard...