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(Photo:Shutterstock/Sapnocte) Many roads are already salted in anticipation of more wintry weather tonight and tomorrow. Central Texas will go under a winter weather warning beginning at midnight which will run through 6:00 p.m. tomorrow. Capital Metro is monitoring the...
Average retail gasoline prices in Austin have risen 0.6 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.22/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 830 gas outlets in Austin. This compares with the national average that has increased 3.5 cents per gallon in the last...
(Image courtesy Radical Empathy Foundation) January is Human Trafficking awareness month and the problem isn't confined to third world countries. Could your own children become victims of human trafficking? An Austin game designer's kids nearly were. Radical Empathy Foundation...
(Photo: Facebook) Austin Mayor Steve Adler officially announces his re-election campaign. He says there is unfinished business, at the top of that list is the city development code, CodeNext. "Part of the mobility and affordability challenges we have in this city is because we...
(Photo: Shutterstock by Phillip Lange) At an MLK Day rally tomorrow afternoon east Austin civic leaders are expected to unveil a plan for City Council to slow down gentrification. Dr. Fred McGhee, head of the Save Montopolis Negro School Coalition says some elected officials are...
(Photo: Shutterstock by Olaf Nammi) It has been a long day for TXDOT crews, who have been out pre-treating the roads for possible ice by Tuesday morning. TXDOT'S Diann Hodges said the long hours won't end for a while. She said crews will stay on call and be ready to respond to...
(Photo: Shutterstock by Studio M) This flu season continues to be deadly. So far 11 deaths are blamed on the flu in Travis County, all of those deaths are people over age 50. Centers for Disease Control Director Brenda Fitzgerald said the h3n2 flu strain affecting most people...
(Photo: Shutterstock by Pressmaster) Low-income families with pets have a way to get affordable vet care now, thanks to a new Emancipet location that just opened in North Austin. Emancipet CEO Amy Mills said this location is the only one in the country to offer a wide range of...
(Photo: Shutterstock by Alfie Photography) The possibility of ice on the roads early next week has TXDOT already preparing for the worst. TXDOT crews are getting ready to spread de-icer on the roads starting this week. TXDOT's Diann Hodges says that pre-treating will start...