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(Photo credit: Shutterstock) Due to a line break, causing loss in water pressure, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) has required Manville Water Supply Corp. to notify customers of the need to boil their water prior to consumption. To ensure destruction of all...
(Photo credit: We Are Blood/ Twitter) The Blood and Tissue Center of Central Texas, now operating under the name We Are Blood, is in need of donations. Following the deadly crash between a charter bus and a freight train in Biloxi, MS, Austin's blood bank was tapped by a center...
(Photo credit: City of Austin/ Vision Zero Input Map) The City of Austin has rolled out a new website it says will allow you to report dangerous road conditions and update its maps real-time, with a special emphasis on input from pedestrians. Called the Vision Zero Input Map,...
(Photo credit: Del Valle ISD) Students at Del Valle High School have been threatened with severe punishment if they carry out anymore protests during school hours. Last week a group of students found out from school administrators that the district is taking a hardline stance on...
(Photo credit: South by Southwest) The trendsetting South by Southwest music festival is all about the next big thing, but the heated politics of the moment is stealing the show. Tensions over immigration have put a heavy air over the typically breezy weeklong bash that begins...
(Image courtesy SXSW) The first few days of South By Southwest without Uber and Lyft have brought headaches for the Transportation Network Companies. The Statesman reports RideAustin and Fasten had database lockups and other service problems, coupled with bad weather and the...
(Photo Shutterstock) A man is dead after a two-car pin-in collision in Southeast Austin last night. The crash happened on Burleson Road and Felter Lane shortly after 6:30PM. A man in his 20's was rescued and taken to St Davids South Austin Medical Center where he was pronounced...
The Zilker Kite Festival is called off today due to weather. Yesterday afternoon Austin officials canceled the event which had been postponed from March 5 due to uncooperative weather. The event will not be rescheduled this year. Organizers tweeted their disappointment and look...
(IMAGE SXSW) South By Southwest could be changing. At the opening presentation Friday, Chief Programming Officer Hugh Forrest hinted that after 2017, clear distinctions between the Interactive, Film and Music events will be gone. The Statesman reports that this year the SXSW Go...