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An Austin commission is kicking around the idea of giving taxpayer dollars to residents who would then donate the money to local political candidates. Fred Lewis of the Charter Commission calls it the democracy dollars program. The program was created in Seattle and is so far...
Day 8 in the trial of the man accused of attempting to assassinate District Judge Julie Kocurek focuses on Chemaine Onyeri and his fraudulent tax operation. A federal agent testified Onyeri would steal someone's identity from the Harris County Juvenile Probation Office and file...
Some homeowners in Travis County are really getting the shaft on their insurance because they are too far away from fire emergency services. Some of those areas include Goodnight Ranch, Travis Country and Berdoll Farms outside of Del Valle. Austin Firefighters Association...
It's no secret how much the council opposes the state legislature's desire to place a cap on how high cities can raise the property tax rate, and with that looming as a real possibility next year, city leaders are worried. Austin city staff say they estimate the average...
There's a growing anger among America's teachers and Central Texas has not been spared from the fire. A teacher with Cedar Creek Intermediate in the Bastrop school district has gone viral with her rant about poor working conditions and the disrespect of both parents and students...
Online retail giant Amazon is still searching for the new home of its second headquarters and while Austin is still in the mix, there has been no public mention of any possible incentives package that may help lure the company to town. As Austin remains silent on the matter,...
Austin City Council Candidate, Lewis Conway Jr., is holding the second launching of his historic bid for the District 1 seat in East Austin. “We are excited to have the opportunity tonight for folks to hear Lewis talk about the District One Plan.”, said Annette Price, Campaign...
The fungus that causes white-nose syndrome, a disease deadly to hibernating bats, has been found for the first time in Central Texas. The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department revealed Wednesday that the fungus has been detected this year in four new counties, including Blanco and...
Police say a man hit and hurt two Bowie High School Co-eds in a stolen vehicle and then fled the scene. Spectrum reports a witness' dashcam video showed 48-year-old Edward Tijerina driving a white 2016 Land Rover, hitting the girls, slowing down momentarily then speeding off,...