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(Photo:Shutterstock/stockcreations) Home ownership in the Austin Round Rock metro area is slipping further out of reach for more people. The latest housing sales numbers collected by the Austin Board of Realtors reported, the median home price in the five county area is nearing...
Photo: Shutterstock The Austin Police Department will enforce a “No-Refusal” initiative leading up to the Labor Day Holiday. The initiative will begin at 10 p.m. on Friday, August 18, 2017 and will run 24/7 until 5 a.m. Tuesday, September 5, 2017. The DWI initiative is an effort...
Preliminary flood maps for parts of Hays, Caldwell, Gonzales and Guadalupe counties are now available for review for anyone who lives near or has a business along the San Marcos and Blanco rivers. In Hays County, the flood hazard study includes areas along the Blanco and San...
(Credit: Dell Seton Medical Center) While we won’t get a total eclipse in the heart of Texas, many in the Lone Star State are still just as eager as the rest of the nation to catch a glimpse of this historic event. But before you venture out to take a look this Monday, experts...
(image courtesy Austin Energy) Responding to hundreds of protesters last week, Austin City Council votes to ramp up its green energy portfolio. The public utility commission asked for 75% renewable by 2027. 75 percent renewable by 2027 wasn't good enough for the people so...
(Photo Shutterstock/f11photo) Austin's reputation as one of America's safest cities takes a major hit in a new study by SafeWise. Austin did not even make the top 5 in Texas. El Paso was the safest in Texas and second safest in the US. Arlington Corpus Christi, Fort Worth and...
(Image courtesy Williamson County) FROM WILLIAMSON COUNTY SHERIFFS OFFICE WILLIAMSON COUNTY, TX – On Aug. 10 at approximately 9 p.m. Detective Albert Ortiz was dispatched to the Teravista Subdivision swimming pool in Round Rock for a possible drowning. When Det. Ortiz arrived on...
(Photo courtesy Texas State University) FROM TEXAS STATE UNIVERSITY SAN MARCOS – The Texas State University System Board of Regents has approved a new Campus Master Plan for Texas State University that is designed to guide development through the year 2027. The board approved...
(Photo:Shutterstock/Buddit Nidsornkul) Austin Water customers get some news they haven't heard in many years, and that news is that for the first time in that decade and a half, your water utility rates won't be going up next year. The Wastewater Commission has approved the...