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(photo: shutterstock by tonktiti) Lake Travis school district superintendent Brad Lancaster has laid out the ins and outs of next month's $253-million bond election, which includes $1.3-million for seat belt upgrades on buses. LTISD's Marco Alvarado said they have to stay in...
(photo: shutterstock by Georgejmclittle) The Austin ride-share market is looking at up to 120,000 rides given a week, and while Uber and Lyft duke it out, Ride Austin is staying in the game by laying low. RIde Austin VP Bobbi Kommoneni says the group realizes it will never lead...
(photo: shutterstock By Tricia Daniel) If you're planning on going to see F1 at Circuit of the America's this weekend, Capitol Metro wants to help get you there. This weekend Cap Metro is extending their MetroRail service hours from 10AM to Midnight tonight and tomorrow. Cap...
(Photo:Shutterstock/Kichigin) The long-delayed, over budget Mopac Project has made the governmental agency tasked Austin's road construction a little wiser. Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority President Mike Heilegenstein said among lessons learned is that they'll never...
(Photo:Shutterstock/Rob Crandall) US Attorney General Jeff Sessions was in Austin pushing the Trump Administration’s immigration policies addressing a gathering of State and Federal law enforcement. But before Sessions made it through the Western District office doors, A few...
Campus police at Texas State have found another batch of flyers promoting white supremacy plastered on university buildings. Texas State's President Denise Trauth said the flyers were taken down immediately and police are investigating. Below is the statement from the university...
(Photo:Shutterstock/Kokoulina) A Pflugerville man is dead after losing control of his truck on CR 458 just west of Coupland. The Williamson county Sheriff's Office reported, Charles William Kuempel, 85, was speeding into a curve and according to the report, "took evasive action...
(Photo:Shutterstock/Kokoulina) Thursday, October 19, 2017 Time: Approximately 8:22 a.m. Location: 5000 block of Alf Avenue Deceased: Magdaleno Benitez Flores, Hispanic male, born 10/2/1992 On Thursday, October 19, 2017, at approximately 8:22 a.m., Austin Police responded to a...
In the wake of Hurricane Harvey’s devastating floods across southeast Texas, Texans believe that government, the news media and insurance companies responded well, but they give especially high marks to neighbors and fellow Texans for responding to the crisis, according to the...