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FROM GASBUDDY.COM Austin, TX, January 9- Average retail gasoline prices in Austin have risen 1.2 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.12/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 830 gas outlets in Austin. This compares with the national average that has...
Austin police are still investigating following a self-inflicted shooting Sunday afternoon involving a handcuffed suspect. The incident began at Barton Creek Mall after officers responded to a call of a man who was stealing from a store. Upon arrival, the man refused to identify...
Fire officials are investigating the cause of a fire that destroyed an Islamic center that was under construction in Austin. Lake Travis Fire and Rescue says the three-story building was engulfed in flames when firefighters arrived early Saturday morning. The Travis County fire...
On Wednesday, January 4th, Austin Public Health received laboratory confirmation that an infant born in Travis County with microcephaly was diagnosed with the Zika virus disease. The child is the first confirmed case of congenital Zika virus in Travis County. This is not...
January 5, 2017 – The Pflugerville ISD Board of Trustees approved Tammy Rebecek as principal for the district’s newest elementary campus, Vernagene Mott Elementary School. Mott Elementary is scheduled to open in Fall 2017 and will serve as the 21st elementary in the district...
The Cedar Park Police Department worked 51.5 overtime hours from December 15, 2016 to January 1, 2017 in an effort to deter and enforce impaired driving violations over the peak holiday travel season as part of the ongoing Selective Traffic Enforcement Program (STEP). During the...
The Texas Department of Transportation will close the southbound to northbound I-35 turnaround bridge in Austin as part of the Mobility35 improvement project currently underway at 51st Street. Once reconstructed, the bridge will be realigned to work with the new roundabout...
UPDATE: press release: The Hays County Sheriff’s Office has charged the suspect in the death of the 5 year of female and the stabbing of a 58 year old male with Capital Murder, a capital felony, and Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon, a second degree felony. The suspect is...
The Georgetown Electric Utility is anticipating a rise in utility rates this year, and it appears as though it's the customer who is to blame. 2016's mild summer saw lower electric bills all over the state. The utility says customers didn't use their A/C as often as normal,...