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Average retail gasoline prices in Austin have risen 7.7 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.21/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 830 gas outlets in Austin. This compares with the national average that has increased 3.9 cents per gallon in the last...
(Photo: Shutterstock by Oren Schatz) As Austinites make ready to bring in the new year, Austin Police ask that you not fire guns in the air and leave the explosions to the fireworks. APD Assistant Chief Justin Newsom said it is against the law to fire guns in the air, and every...
(Photo: Shutterstock by GeorgeJMCLittle) If you find yourself unable to catch a ride from a friend, a cab, or a ridesharing service tonight, Triple-A Texas has an option to get you home safely from your New Year's Eve celebration. Triple-A's Daniel Armbruster said you don't need...
(Photo: Shutterstock by ChrisUKPhoto) Governor Greg Abbott looks back at 2017 in a new YouTube video. The governor acknowledged the disasters that struck Texas this year; the wildfires in the panhandle; the flooding caused by hurricane Harvey; and the mass murder at the...
(Photo: Shutterstock by Nitto) The November jobs report from the Texas Workforce Commission shows another strong performance with more than 54 thousand jobs added. Economist Dr. Ray Perryman said over the last 12 months the employment roll grew by 330 thousand. He said that...
(Photo: Shutterstock by Alex Schmidt) The number of law officers killed in the line of duty nationwide in 2017 approached a 50 year low But, Texas led the nation with 14 officer deaths says Craig Floyd with the national law enforcement memorial. Floyd says the dangers posed by...
(Photo: Shutterstock by Alex Schmidt) Austin police say, a 19-year-old man out on bond is responsible for the death of a woman at the Travis Station apartment complex in east Austin. APD's Jason Staniszewski said matching bullet casings and a GPS ankle bracelet places Xavier...
(Photo:Shutterstock/ Jorge Salcedo) The Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority reported an odd problem recently. A cyclists tried getting access to one of its Austin area toll roads. While more information was not readily available about the incident, Austin Police Officer...
The Austin Police Department's contract with the City of Austin expires at midnight, meaning by Saturday morning APD officers will be working under old civil service laws. Four city council members have issued a joint statement in response to the Austin Police Association's...