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(Photo: Shutterstock.com) Austin figures prominently for financial services firm Charles Schwab. The company announced last week Austin will become a site for Schwab's new digital accelerator team that will focus on creating and enhancing digital products for Schwab clients...
(photo shutterstock/CDrin) March was a big month for booze in Austin. Beer, wine and mixed drink sales rose seven percent in March according to the Statesman. Eighty-point-three million dollars worth of alcohol flowed from hotels, bars and restaurants with the JW Marriott...
(image courtesy Travis County Sheriffs Office) Travis County Sheriffs Lake Patrol continue to look for the body of a 50-year-old Hispanic man who went missing while swimming in Lake Travis on Saturday. Today they're using a remote controlled submarine to search in depths of over...
The Texas Department of Transportation will temporarily close I-35 mainlanes at Oltorf Street and William Cannon Drive to allow crews and cranes to lift and place beams for the new U-turn bridge at Oltorf Street, as well as place beams for the north side of the William Cannon...
While many critics of the massive new $125-million Central Library say it's only a matter of time until it turns into an overpriced homeless shelter, data compiled by the Austin American-Statesman shows complaints about homeless people actually dropped in the first three months...
The search continues for Austin's new Chief of Police, nearly a year and a half following the departure of Art Acevedo to the Houston Police Department. On Monday evening, interim chief Brian Manley will host the first of two scheduled community engagement meetings this month...
Emergency crews have finally cleared the scene of a fatal auto-pedestrian crash that happened Monday morning a little after 2:00 a.m. A person trying to cross the southbound frontange road was hit by a car and was pronounced dead at the scene. Two lanes of traffic were closed...
(Photo: Shutterstock by Alex Schmidt) A man is in Williamson County Jail after he was arrested for threatening Sheriff Robert Chody. Chody says he found out about the threat yesterday, and he and his family had extra security around them because of that threat. There aren't any...
(Photo: Shutterstock by Maridav) If you have filled up this weekend, you know gas prices continue to creep up. Danial Armbrister with AAA-Texas says the worst may be yet to come. He is prices could rise another ten-cents by Memorial Day. He says the average prices state-wide...