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(Photo YouTube) The head of UT is stepping down. University of Texas Chancellor Bill McRaven is resigning from his position in May. UT Regent Steve Hicks tells a Texas Tribune reporter it was just announced to the regents. The Chancellor's office confirms the report. McRaven's...
(KLBJ FILE PHOTO) Austin City Council gets an update from staff about where the community is on the idea of mandatory paid sick leave for Austin employers. Ever since Councilmember Greg Casar brought up the issue months ago, stakeholders have been talking about it. While no...
Roy Moore underperformed Donald Trump in Alabama among voters. The head of the Travis County GOP says that's no reason for Republicans to push the midterm panic button. According to Travis County Republican Party Chairman Matt Makowiak, Moore's loss is a stunning turnaround for...
Austin Energy will deliver to the grid enough renewable power to meet more than half of the electric needs of Austin Energy customers by 2020, company officials said Thursday. The projection came after the Austin City Council approved a contract that allows the community-owned...
On Thursday, December 14th at 2:41 p.m., the Cedar Park Police Department was notified of a robbery in the parking lot at Austin Telco Federal Credit Union located at 511 North Bell Boulevard. Four suspects exited a vehicle and assaulted the maintenance technician who was...
Austin police say a man suspected of fatally stabbing a woman was injured after being shot by an officer when he refused commands to drop what appeared to be a knife and continued acting aggressively toward the woman. Interim Chief Brian Manley said a 911 caller on Friday...
While California is about to make recreational pot legal, Texas is tiptoeing into marijuana with a restrictive medical cannabis program that critics say is doomed to fail. Texas is among the last states to allow some form of medical marijuana. The limited program only allows an...
(image courtesy Lake Austin Collective) Austin City Council will consider again giving concessions to developers who want to put up a big luxury apartment complex on 2222 and 360; and in doing so may be violating their own ordinance. Some Northwest Austin residents are upset...
(Photo Shutterstock/ Kenneth Sponsler) The Travis County GOP Chairman is under fire from the Agricultural Commissioner for conflict of interest. Commissioner Sid Miller is calling for Matt Makowiak to resign from the TCRP because Makowiak is working as a press director for...