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Photo courtesy City of Austin The Austin Parks and Recreation Department closed Barton Springs Pool this morning, Monday, February 20, 2017 due to flooding from last night's heavy rains. No word on when it will reopen.
Shutterstock photo The Williamson County Office of Emergency Management currently is assessing damage caused by a possible tornado in the southeastern part of Williamson County. According to Thrall Fire Chief Mark Moellenberg, most damage occurred to outbuildings and barns with...
Shutterstock photo The Williamson County Office of Emergency Management currently is assessing damage caused by a possible tornado in the southeastern part of Williamson County. According to Thrall Fire Chief Mark Moellenberg, most damage occurred to outbuildings and barns with...
Shutterstock photo At 5:46 a.m. Monday, Feb. 20, Round Rock Fire Department units responded to a report of a smell of smoke inside a residence at 1913 Stratford Drive. The first units arrived at 5:52 a.m. and reported a smell of smoke outside the residence. When crews entered...
Austin Energy logo UPDATE: At 5 p.m., approximately 680 customers remain without power due to destructive storms that barreled across Central Texas overnight. Austin Energy continues to assess damage and that number could change. Extreme winds cracked some 40-50 utility poles...
(Photo Credit: Shutterstock) Average retail gasoline prices in Austin have fallen 0.5 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.05/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 830 gas outlets in Austin. This compares with the national average that has fallen 0.3...
(Photo Credit: KLBJ listener) Heavy rain and high winds played havoc for Central Texas Sunday night and into early Monday morning. In Travis County, numerous homes reported damage, including one that became fully engulfed in flames after a lightning strike. Another home in South...
(Photo Credit: Shutterstock) When it comes to getting stuck in traffic on the way to and from work, people in Austin are all too familiar. Transportation analytics firm Inrix says drivers in Austin are experiencing some of the worst annual delays in the nation. According to the...
(Photo Credit: Caldwell County Sheriff's Office) Central Texas authorities have arrested a 32-year-old man and charged him with murder for the slaying seven months ago of a 19-year-old woman. Caldwell County Sheriff's officials say Rudy Herrera Jr. was arrested Saturday for the...