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(Photo: Shutterstock by Kirhan) State Representative Paul Workman has repeatedly accused the Austin City Council of forcing socialism on the city, and he says the paid sick leave mandate further reinforces that. But Workman said the council won't be celebrating this mandate for...
(Photo: Shutterstock by Cameris) The Transportation Department has floated the idea of allowing cab companies to operate outside of franchise agreements they make with the city in an effort to save the industry from companies like Uber and Lyft. John Boulabasis with Yellow Cab...
(Photo: Shutterstock by This Is Me) More people have died from the flu in Travis County this year than in the last ten years. Travis County health authority Doctor Phil Huang said kids have been spared but 38 people have perished this season from the virus. The majority of those...
(Photo: Shutterstock by chrisukphoto) With early voting set to begin Tuesday in the 2018 primary elections, the latest University of Texas/Texas Tribune Poll finds the state’s top Republican incumbents largely unchallenged in their party’s nominating contests. For the Democratic...
On National “Love Your Pet Day”, Tuesday, February 20, 2018, Invisible Fence Brand of Austin will be donating 42 pet oxygen mask kits to Austin-Travis County EMS. Invisible Fence and ATCEMS have teamed up to help reduce the number of pets killed or injured in house fires each...
(Credit: Austin Opera/ Facebook) Seven women at the Austin Opera have come forward to describe a culture of permissiveness that allowed the opera's artistic director and conductor to inappropriately touch women and make crass comments without consequence. The women told the...
Average retail gasoline prices in Austin have fallen 4.0 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.26/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 830 gas outlets in Austin. This compares with the national average that has fallen 5.4 cents per gallon in the last...
(Photo: Shutterstock by Phillip Lange) The Austin Code Department is getting ready for spring with an eye on South by Southwest. That's one of the biggest times of the year for short-term rentals and code officer Clete Marshall says they want neighborhoods to be on the lookout...
(Photo: Shutterstock By Serg Bulavin) The world's supply of lithium, used in batteries for cars, phones, and computers is dwindling. UT chemical engineer researchers have quite accidentally discovered a way to extract lithium from oil well wastewater that could more than double...