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Paperwork and technology concerns have been raised for special education students in Texas displaced by Hurricane Harvey. The Austin American-Statesman reports disability rights advocates are urging families of special education students to inquire about replacing assistive...
Congressman Roger Williams (R – Austin) took to the House floor last week to honor Fort Hood on its 75th Anniversary. Since becoming a permanent military installation, “The Great Place,” has proven its resiliency time and time again. It is the only post in the United States...
Average retail gasoline prices in Austin have fallen 3.8 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.51/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 830 gas outlets in Austin. This compares with the national average that has fallen 4.7 cents per gallon in the last...
(Photo:Shutterstock/ f11photo) Because of Texas' population growth and an increased number of high school graduates applying to the University of Texas. The university is making its auto acceptance requirements a bit tougher. Currently, Texas high school seniors graduating in...
(photo:shutterstock by Yuri Zap) A traffic accident in Austin may have given a young woman her freedom. Austin police are accusing a man of forcing an 18-year-old from Houston into prostitution. APD report they were investigating a car accident, when the victim told first...
(photo:shutterstock by tonktiti) Texas gets a grade of "D" in a new study of distracted driving around schools. Jonathan Matus with transportation analytics firm Zendrive said Texas ranks 42 nation-wide. "Texas is one of the least safe states in terms of school zone driver...
(photo: shutterstock/blackzheep) A new smartphone app is now available for Williamson County residents to help them prepare and deal with emergency conditions and preparation. The new app available for android and iOS is called Wilco Ready and Willamson County Emergency...
(Photo:Shutterstock/NASA images) The Austin Disaster Relief Network and the Central Texas Food Bank are making an urgent plea for donations of bottled water and canned food to aid the continuing recovery from Hurricane Harvey. Donations can be delivered at Moontower Saloon in...
(Photo:Shutterstock/Felix Lipov) Almost forty Austin area museums are opening their doors for free Sunday. The aptly named Austin Museum Day mean means you can enjoy free access to exhibits and activities at places like the LBJ Presidential library, Lady Bird Johnson wild flower...