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(Photo Credit: Shutterstock) Average retail gasoline prices in Austin have fallen 1.6 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.11/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 830 gas outlets in Austin. This compares with the national average that has fallen 2.5...
(Photo Credit: Lake Travis independent School District) The Lake Travis Independent School District recently was designated a District of innovation, in with that designation comes some freedom for district officials to make changes, including changing the start and end dates of...
(Photo Credit: Shutterstock) The Austin Fire Department is investigating a blaze in North Austin that destroyed a family's mobile home, and killed their two dogs. The fire began just before 2:00 a.m. on Monday morning at a mobile home on Pecan Drive, near 183 and Georgian. The...
(Photo Credit: City of Round Rock) Round Rock Mayor Pro Tem Craig Morgan has announced he will seek the office of Mayor for Round Rock. Current Mayor Alan McGraw announced he would not be seeking re-election to the seat. “I want to thank Mayor McGraw for his long time service to...
(PHOTO CREDIT NEWSRADIO KLBJ STAFF) Some more federal dollars are coming down to help Austin with its homelessness crisis. Austin Mayor Steve Adler announces a five million dollar grant from Housing and Urban Development to help with youth homelessness. Austin's application for...
(IMAGE COURTESY CITY OF CEDAR PARK) Less than a month after Cedar Park's new city flag was rolled out, it's now coming back down. The somewhat controversial new Cedar Park flag is not flying anymore after backlash from citizens about the chosen design and the process by which it...
Photo courtesy of Hays County Sheriff's Office Hays County Sheriff Gary Cutler and San Marcos Police Chief Chase Stapp are proud to announce that the combined Hays County Crisis Negotiations Team took first place at the annual Crisis and Hostage Negotiation Seminar and...
Photo courtesy of PfISD A Pflugerville ISD “teaching superhero” has been nominated for a national educators award. Veronica Escaname, a math intervention teacher at Windermere Elementary School, was nominated for the 2016-17 LifeChanger of the Year Award, which is sponsored by...
DSHS logo The Texas Department of State Health Services today updated a fish consumption advisory for Mountain Creek Lake in Dallas County due to unsafe levels of dioxins and polychlorinated biphenyls, or PCBs, in certain species of fish. DSHS tested tissue samples from fish as...