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More than $1.7-million is expected to be included in the new Austin school district budget for security upgrades. Director of Accountability Linda Ready says money needs to be spent to protect both the physical and emotional safety of every student in the district. Ready also...
Two Central Texas men have been identified as victims of a small plane crash in West Texas. The Texas Department of Public Safety says 33-year-old Dallas Lee McMahon, of Austin, and 38-year-old Jay Robert Liesbon, of Burnet, were killed when their single-engine aircraft...
UPDATE: The Austin Fire Department says Matthew James Caldwell, 36, has been charged with second-degree arson for allegedly setting fire to the Austin Club in the historic Millett Opera House building. Police say Caldwell was seen running away as they arrived, allegedly with...
Gasoline prices in Austin have fallen 2.0 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.67/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 830 stations in Austin. This compares with the national average that has fallen 2.4 cents per gallon versus last week to $2.89/g,...
(Photo: Shutterstock by Laura Gunn) Troy Hill takes over as the new Mayor of Leander on Thursday. He won yesterday's run-off election and is ready to tackle the issues facing Leander, primary among them, dealing with fast growth. He says he also wants to bring in the kind of...
(Photo: Shutterstock by Gorodenkoff) A U.S. Army spokesman says officials have narrowed to five the number of cities under consideration to house a prestigious command center that's meant to modernize Army operations and technology. Col. Patrick Seiber tells the Austin American-...
(Photo: Shutterstock by VGstock Studio) This week Austin City Council changed a phrase in the Sobering Center's by-laws that has them treating people under the influence of alcohol to people who are intoxicated. The difference according to executive director Rhonda Patrick is a...
(Photo: Shutterstock by This is me) Several medical groups across Texas look to improve the state's HPV vaccination rates. Austin Regional Clinic's Dr. Kimberley Avila Edwards says only 33% of Texans are vaccinated. But among those vaccinated there have been good results showing...
(Photo: Shutterstock by Sergey Nivens) A newly released poll from the group Opinion Analysts shows 75-percent of Austenite’s favor bringing a Major League Soccer team to town. But the land being eyed for a new stadium, near the Domain, is still being hotly debated. Council...