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(Photo: Shutterstock by Maridav) You may have noticed that gas prices are up again this weekend. Gas Buddy's Patrick Dehaan says the reason is plain and simple, higher oil prices. He says OPEC has cut production, although some countries could start increasing production as...
(Photo: Shutterstock by Everything Possible) Pflugerville City Council member Mike Heath pulls back on his proposal to have the courts to severely punish anyone convicted of drugs or violent crimes. Between 2016 and 2017, violent crime dropped by more than 20-percent. This year...
(Photo: Shutterstock by Stock Photo World) Senator from Texas John Cornyn is introducing a bill designed to help a kid from a poor family do better in college. The bill called Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Program or GEAR UP. The new bill helps local...
(Photo by KLBJ Staff) As investigators pour over a white trans-am with possible ties to the 16-year-old disappearance of Rachel Cooke, Williamson County DA Shawn Dick says this is an important development. "This is the first part of the investigation since I've been in office...
(Photo: Shutterstock By Nadia Leskovskaya) On May 5, kids across Austin will be participating in this year's Lemonade Day: It's a program that teaches kids about running their own business, but Morgan Briscoe with the West Austin Chamber of Commerce says it goes well beyond just...
(Photo: Shutterstock By Wit Olszewsk) Unscrupulous investment promoters have been trying to cash in on the frenzy over cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and lure unwary investors such as retirees. State Securities Board Enforcement Director Joe Rotunda says if a deal sounds too good...
(Photo:KLBJ 590AM/99.7FM/Jon Cooley) A new piece of evidence in the Rachel Cooke disappearance rolled into Williamson County. Sheriff Robert Chody said a white Trans- Am was seen soon after Cooke’s disappearance and now they have a one matching that description. Chody explained...
The electric guitar that late blues legend Stevie Ray Vaughan used in his first studio recording is expected to sell for about $400,000 at auction in Dallas. Heritage Auctions will offer the 1951 Fender guitar Sunday. Vaughan biographer Craig Hopkins says the guitar has "...
(Photo: Shutterstock.com) There is one less credit card skimmer in the Austin area. Leander Police say they caught a man installing a skimmer at a gas pump early this morning. Police officials say 28 Leonardo Gonzalez, 28, of Austin was arrested after officers found him at a...