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Austin Energy logo UPDATE: At 5 p.m., approximately 680 customers remain without power due to destructive storms that barreled across Central Texas overnight. Austin Energy continues to assess damage and that number could change. Extreme winds cracked some 40-50 utility poles...
(Photo Credit: Shutterstock) Average retail gasoline prices in Austin have fallen 0.5 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.05/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 830 gas outlets in Austin. This compares with the national average that has fallen 0.3...
(Photo Credit: KLBJ listener) Heavy rain and high winds played havoc for Central Texas Sunday night and into early Monday morning. In Travis County, numerous homes reported damage, including one that became fully engulfed in flames after a lightning strike. Another home in South...
(Photo Credit: Shutterstock) When it comes to getting stuck in traffic on the way to and from work, people in Austin are all too familiar. Transportation analytics firm Inrix says drivers in Austin are experiencing some of the worst annual delays in the nation. According to the...
(Photo Credit: Caldwell County Sheriff's Office) Central Texas authorities have arrested a 32-year-old man and charged him with murder for the slaying seven months ago of a 19-year-old woman. Caldwell County Sheriff's officials say Rudy Herrera Jr. was arrested Saturday for the...
( Photo KLBJ Staff) More protests planned for Austin The Texas Capital Grounds have seen numerous protests since the election of President Donald Trump. And this week is looking no different as three Facebook pages are organizing to meet on Capital grounds. On Presidents' Day...
(Photo KLBJ Staff) North Austin kids tell city what's on their minds Students from schools along Rundberg Lane met with Austin city leaders to workshop ideas about how to make their community better. The students said they are concerned about drug dealers hanging around grocery...
North Austin kids tell city what's on their minds Students from schools along Rundberg Lane met with Austin city leaders to workshop ideas about how to make their community better. The students said they are concerned about drug dealers hanging around grocery stores, reckless...
Image courtesy of Shutterstock Downtown Austin will be seeing more foot traffic than usual tomorrow morning as the Austin Marathon kicks off yet again. In preparation, road closures are already taking place. For a full list of road closures, check out this link courtesy of the...