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Photo: Marsha Miller/UT Austin Barbara Smith Conrad at a November 4, 2005 concert in UT Austin's Main Building to promote awareness of the Endowment for the Study of American Spirituals at the Briscoe Center for American History. The University of Texas at Austin mourns the loss...
(Photo KLBJ Newsradio KLBJ 590 AM and 99.7FM/Audrey Morton) More parking ticket attendants will be getting around downtown on bicycles. The Austin Transportation Department has already purchased four new bikes and started training officers on them. Parking Enterprise Division...
Photo: ABIA The Food Rescue Program at Austin’s airport donates unsold, packaged food to Keep Austin Fed, a nonprofit group that gathers wholesome and nutritious surplus food from commercial kitchens and distributes it to area charities that serve hungry people in need . From...
Photo: Shutterstock San Marcos Police have identified a man found dead Saturday at a local convenience store. First responders found Nawin Risal, 50, slumped over and unresponsive at the Pac n Sac Drive-in Grocery on the corner of Post and Lime Kiln Roads at 4:30 p.m. Saturday,...
File photo Last month, it was publicly announced Jimmy LaFave, 61, had been diagnosed with an aggressive, rare, incurable cancer. He died last night was surrounded by loved ones in his home. The singer-songwriter moved to Austin in the mid-80s. LaFave leaves behind his 15-year-...
(Photo Shutterstock/Gergely Zsolnai) FROM GASBUDDY.COM Austin, TX, May 22- Average retail gasoline prices in Austin have fallen 1.4 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.14/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 830 gas outlets in Austin. This compares...
(KLBJ FILE PHOTO) Austin residents have plenty to complain about with the CodeNEXT draft maps they're seeing. More Austin neighbors are becoming increasingly alarmed at what they're seeing in the CodeNEXT rezoning draft maps. More problems with Austin's land development code...
(Credit: Shutterstock) Memorial Day weekend routinely draws scores of people to Lake Travis. Along with those crowds, come additional risks, not only on the lake, but also on the roadways leading to it. In an effort to reduce the number of vehicle crashes and intoxicated drivers...
(Credit: Shutterstock) A state appeals court has upheld its reversal of a visiting judge's decision that halted enforcement of New Braunfels' law banning use of cans and other disposable food and beverage containers by tubers on the popular Comal and Guadalupe rivers. The New...