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Photo: Audrey Morton/KLBJ According to the Texas Education Agency's preliminary accountability ratings released today, 117 of the district's schools have met standard or met alternative standard-the highest rating schools can earn-on the state's accountability system, and 58...
(Credit: KLBJ staff) Following the deadly violence over the weekend in Charlottesville, VA, Austin City Council member Greg Casar is using it as an effort to further his agenda of ridding the city of any reminder of the Confederacy. His latest push is for a renaming of Robert E...
The City of Cedar Park is encouraging its residential water customers to take a deeper dive into their water bills through a new secure online portal. By logging onto www.YoureRunningTheSH2Ow.com , customers can create an account and see their up-to-date hourly water usage. It...
Over 100 mayors and county officials from 35 states issued a letter today to President Trump calling on him to continue the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program until a legislative solution is enacted for all illegal immigrant youths. Among them is Austin Mayor...
(KLBJ FILE PHOTO) Austin's affordability crisis continues chasing people out. Mayor Steve Adler says he's trying to do something about that. Austin City Council this week will look into how they can help keep people from moving out of the city because they can't afford it...
(Photo Shutterstock/Steve Ikeguchi) FROM THE CITY OF AUSTIN and TRAVIS COUNTY The recruitment process is underway for the first ever Executive Director of a new center to tackle binge drinking and public intoxication on the streets of Austin. Directors of the Austin-Travis...
TxDOT will close I-35 at Oltorf Street in alternating directions Monday through Thursday nights, while crews and cranes lift and place large beams for a new Oltorf Street bridge. The I-35 mainlanes will be closed and traffic detoured to the frontage roads at exit 232A beginning...
(Credit: KLBJ staff) Average retail gasoline prices in Austin have fallen 1.1 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.12/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 830 gas outlets in Austin. This compares with the national average that has not moved in the last...
(Photo:Shutterstock/Thannaree Deepul) After the turmoil in Virginia, at least 70 people gathered in downtown Austin at Wooldridge Square Park by the Travis county courthouse candle light vigil, in a show of support for those injured and killed at the white nationalist rally in...