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(Credit: University of Texas) University of Texas President Greg Fenves has ordered the removal of statues of Robert E. Lee and other prominent Confederate figures from a main area of campus, saying such monuments have become "symbols of modern white supremacy and neo-Nazism."...
(Credit: Shutterstock) Average retail gasoline prices in Austin have fallen 2.5 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.09/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 830 gas outlets in Austin. This compares with the national average that has fallen 2.4 cents...
(Photo:Shutterstock/ Kokoulina) Austin first responders arrived at an accident in North Austin early this morning where a 30-year-old man was hit by a car and pronounced dead. The accident happened just before 3:30 a.m. at an apartment complex on Galewood Drive, east of 183...
(Photo:Shutterstock/RoschetzkyProductions) The Travis County Taxpayers Union continues to hammer the City of Austin's consideration of raising the property tax rate to 13.2-percent while the Austin school district lowers its rate. TCTU's Roger Faulk said Mayor Adler is depriving...
(Photo:Shutterstock/Monkey Business Images) Starting Monday morning Round Rock gets regular bus service by Capital Metro. Three routes will run between the Tech Ridge Park & Ride and the Round Rock transit center. Cap Metro Planner Michelle Meaux, Round Rock is the metro...
(Photo:Shutterstock/Matthew R McClure) The Texas A&M Forest Service reported, the fire is in the mop up stages and you could expect to see smoke in the area. Several emergency workers and fire fighters converged on Bastrop yesterday after a wildfire broke out near highway 71...
(Photo:Shutterstock/Brandon Seidel) More than a thousand folks packed the front of Austin City hall in a Rally against white supremacist. East Austin activist Richard Franklin, wants people to do more than rally on the weekends and take it to government meetings. When Austin...
(Photo: Pflugerville PD/PIO) A Pflugerville man was arrested early Saturday morning in connection with a stabbing at an apartment complex that injured two people Friday evening. Jared Lane, 23, was arrested by the Pflugerville Police Department and charged with two counts of...
(Photo:Shutterstock/Syda Productions) Amid criticism, the Austin City Counci is pushing forward with a plan to raise the property tax rate by 13.2-percent next year as part of a tax swap with the Austin school district. A public hearing on the issue was postponed by four hours...