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We're learning more about software giant Oracle's plans to open the first entrepreneur Accelerator Cloud Program in North America. Oracle recently opened a massive campus on the south shore of Ladybird Lake. Oracle's Amy Sorrell said this will create new jobs for Austin. She...
(Photo:shutterstock/Stockcreations) The Austin Board of REALTORS ® (ABoR) first market analysis of the year shows steady increases in single-family home sales despite limited inventory, signaling a strong housing market for 2018, according to the January 2018 Central Texas...
(Photo:KLBJ 590am/99.7fm/Jon Cooley) In a 9-2 vote, the Austin City Council approved Greg Casar's highly controversial ordinance mandating that all businesses in Austin's private sector pay their employees for days they're out sick. It was expected to pass, and only Ellen...
The Austin Police Department, in partnership Parsley Energy, will present new protective gear for APD bike officers at a news conference at 9 a.m. Friday, Feb. 16, 2018 at APD Headquarters. Parsley Energy contributed funds for bicycle helmets and other protective gear to equip...
The Austin Transportation Department and Capital Metro say, after careful consideration, they have decided to reschedule the upcoming Traffic Jam event, originally slated for Saturday, Feb. 24. The event will be rescheduled for Wednesday, March 28, 2018. Rescheduling the event...
(Photo:Shutterstock/Brandon Seidel) Part of Austin Councilmember Greg Casar's paid sick leave pitch is dozens of other cities and even states have already passed similar ordinances, but fellow Councilmember Jimmy Flannigan says Casar's proposal reaches much further than any in...
Bastrop County Judge Paul Pape has been forced to close the doors of the historic Bastrop Jail due to concerns of asbestos. Pape says Hurricane Harvey is to blame for his decision, and he's penned a letter to the community explaining his decision: "Today I made County employees...
The Texas Department of Transportation will temporarily close north and southbound I-35 mainlanes beginning at 9 p.m. on Thursday evening, Feb. 15, so crews can safely install a new overhead sign bridge as part of the I-35 at 51st Street project. The northbound I-35 upper deck...
Lithium for batteries is in short supply but University of Texas chemical engineers have come up with a process that could boost that supply, and de-salinate seawater more efficiently. UT McKetta Department of Chemical Engineering's Professor Benny Freeman and Australian...