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(Credit: City of Austin) The Austin City Council seems to agree on one thing: homelessness is a problem. However, ideas on how to fix the problem are anything but unanimous. Among the proposals at City Hall is to expand the Austin Convention Center to give permanent housing to...
(Photo:Shutterstock/NASA images) Officials with Austin Emergency Center say it is providing free emergency care to Hurricane Harvey evacuees at all three of our Austin-area locations beginning immediately. They are also accepting donations at each of it's three locations. Free...
(Credit: Capital Metro) Riders should take note that on Monday, Sept. 4, Capital Metro will operate its Sunday bus schedule in observance of Labor Day. There will be no MetroRail, UT Shuttle, Night Owl or E-Bus service. All MetroAccess subscription trips will be automatically...
(Credit: University of Texas) The University of Texas has opened its doors to the University of Houston football team, which has been displaced by the Harvey flooding. And many of the students at UT are originally from Houston, or have family who resides in that city. Because of...
(Credit: Shutterstock) The Hays County Health Department is warning Hays County residents and evacuees from affected counties of the potential increase in mosquito breeding due to the torrential rainfall brought on by Hurricane Harvey. There have not been any cases of locally...
(Photo Shutterstock/ AMFPhotography) FROM MAYOR STEVE ADLER Austin was spared the worst. The National Weather Service has reported that the weather remains good for the Austin area and there is no anticipated rain for the area over the next day or two. There has been no...
(Image courtesy City of Austin) Hundreds of Austin Energy customers are still without power. Over 72 hours, the utility says it has responded to more than 59-thousand outages. 22 tree removal crews are out today trying to remove debris. Austin Energy says until those trees are...
(Photo:KLBJ 590am/99.7fm KLBJ/ Jon Cooley) A torrential downpour born from Hurricane Harvey wrecked havoc on Bastrop and Caldwell counties. Bastrop County Judge Paul Pape reported, at least ten inches of rain dropped on most of the county with spots in it South end seeing more...
Texas Governor Greg Abbott is sending another 1000 National Guard troops to Houston today. Just yesterday, Abbott activated 3000 other troops, plus hundreds of vehicles and more than a dozen aircraft.