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(Photo:Shutterstock/Ollyy) From this time last year, Austin's Gas prices dropped by $0.04, to an average of $2.51 per gallon. That's $0.09 cheaper than the national average but $0.03 more than the state average. The statewide gas price average in Texas is $2.48 for a gallon of...
Travis County prosecutors say in a court filing that state Rep. Dawnna Dukes spent more than $51,000 on an online psychic, appeared for work at the Capitol impaired and hid a cellphone from investigators. The filing this week was provided by prosecutors ahead of her Oct. 16...
(Credit: Austin Police Department) U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) will join Austin Police Chief Brian Manley and Mayor Steve Adler at the Austin Police Department headquarters tomorrow to present Officer Carlos Lopez with the U.S. Department of Justice’s Law Enforcement...
(Credit: Leander Fire Department) The Leander Fire Department has received the second highest Public Protection Classification rating from the Insurance Service Office. The Insurance Service Office (ISO) establishes appropriate fire insurance premiums for residential and...
A huge meth bust in Bastrop County lands two men in jail. Authorities conducted a search of a residence in Cedar Creek and discovered 638 pounds total of methamphetamine, including nearly 150 pounds of crystal meth worth $23 million dollars. 29-year-old Guillermo Andres Juarez-...
(Credit: Associated Press) Four Bandidos motorcycle club members have reached plea deals over the 2006 slaying of an Austin man who allegedly sought to establish a chapter of the rival Hell's Angels. Prosecutor Eric Fuchs said Tuesday that Robert Romo, Johnny Romo, Norberto...
(Credit: Travis County Sherrif's Office) Back in March, Juan Coronilla-Guerrero's deportation made national headlines after ICE agents detained him at the Travis County Courthouse. Critics called it a dangerous precedent to be setting, and local elected officials chided the move...
(Credit: University of Texas) Graduation rates continue to climb at The University of Texas at Austin, with the four-year rate reaching 65.7 percent in 2017, up almost 5 percentage points from last year and setting a university record. In 2011, the university made increasing...
(image courtesy Central Health) The Travis County Hospital District known as Central Health is going to cost you the taxpayer a little bit more next year as County Commissioners begrudingly approve their budget and tax rate. Commissioner Gerald Daugherty laments that they even...