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(Photo:Shutterstock/Fotoluminate LLC) The Texas Democratic Party's former finance chairman and failed state comptroller candidate, Mike Collier, formally launched his challenge of Republican Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, at a rally in Round Rock yesterday. Some conservatives say Patrick...
(Photo: Shutterstock/Todja) ELEVATED HEAT INDEX VALUES EXPECTED THIS AFTERNOON... With afternoon temperatures in the upper 90s expected to combine with high moisture values, afternoon heat indices could reach into the 100 to 107 degree range across most of south central and...
(Photo:Shutterstock/Fotoluminate LLC) An Austin area lawmaker is not looking forward to the upcoming special session next month. Democrat Celia Israel said Gov. Greg Abbott's special session call contains politically divisive issues. One of the most hated in Israel's opinion is...
(Photo: Shutterstock/ By Fresnel) Sex offenders have officially been banned from living within 1000 feet of parks, schools, or anywhere children gather in Hutto. In most places, such ordinances have been in place for years, but up until this week that wasn't the case in Hutto...
(Photo:Impact Austin/ Amy Melsa) Great needs require great resources, and the 403 women of Impact Austin awarded five, high-impact grants to its 2017 community partners whose programs will change the lives of Central Texas youth and families: The SAFE Alliance, The Contemporary...
(Photo:Shutterstock/RoschetzkyProductions) Austin's first responders pulled the body of a man in his 30's out of Lady Bird Lake, just west of South Pleasant Valley road last night. A paddle border called emergency services after making the discovery. Austin Travis County EMS...
(Credit: Whole Foods Market) Online juggernaut Amazon is buying Whole Foods in an all-cash deal valued at about $13.7 billion, a strong move to expand its growing reach into groceries. Amazon.com Inc. will pay $42 per share for Whole Foods Market Inc., including debt. That marks...
Photo: Shutterstock In Austin today, a federal judge sentenced 23-year-old Mexican National Hugo Baltazar-Ramirez to 18 months in federal prison for assault on a federal deportation officer in Austin in February announced United States Attorney Richard L. Durbin, Jr., and...
Photo: Shutterstock The Hays County Sheriff’s Office reports that a man claims to have been bitten by a bat on June 13. It occurred in area of Pin Oak Drive in Kyle. Test results came back positive for rabies. People are urged not to pick up a bat that they find lying on the...