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(photo:shutterstock/ By Rrraum) The millennial generation is showing different spending habits compared to older Americans. A bankrate.com survey gives a glimpse at how this younger generation spends what it makes. Bankrate's Robin Saks-Frankel said millennials spend just over...
(photo: shutterstock/Ricardo Garza) A group called "Take Back the Trail" held a group run this morning and followed that up with a self defense class. The group is planning another free self defense glass on Sunday Oct. 15 at 9 a.m. at Ricky Guerrero Park. Tomorrow the Austin...
(photo: Rachel Blust addresses WGU graduation, by Bob Daemmrich, WGU Texas) It was graduation day for students of WGU-Texas. One of the students who addressed the graduates was Pflugerville's Rachel Blust. She learned she wanted to be a teacher while she was volunteering at her...
The Lake Travis school district has seen massive growth, and that has led the school board to call for a bond election. There's been a 76% spike in enrollment in the last decade, and enrollment is expected to eclipse 16-thousand students within the next ten years. Because of...
Cases of early morning assaults on Austin women out for a morning run have APD clamping down on the green belt. Officers have even started a run with cops program to increase safety along the hike and bike trails. Chief Brian Manley says, despite what action the department is...
(Photo:Shutterstock/ RoschetzkyProductions) Cap Metro's only black board member called for the agency NOT to hire an African-American to lead after CEO Linda Watson retires this year. Beverly Silas reportedly made the baffling and provocative comments at a recent Cap Metro work...
(Photo:Shutterstock/Impact Photography) UPDATED The intoxicated manslaughter trial of John McClintock is over and he was sentenced to 12-years in prison. McClintock now convicted of driving drunk for 14-miles in the wrong direction on I-35 and killing Army veteran Dominik Turner...
(Photo:Shutterstock/f11photo) The UT Student body vote results showed thousands of Longhorns want to see the return of the UT A&M rivalry game. But this is only a step in the process, said student body vice president Micky Wolf, there needs to be ongoing conversations with...
(Photo:Shutterstock/ Kevin George) After a week in the hospital after a head on collision with a van, Bicyclist Justin Richard Shapiro, 33, died as a result of his injuries early Friday morning, sept. 29th. Police reports say Shapiro exited a private driveway in the 600 block of...