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The City of Georgetown is offering Christmas Tree recycling beginning this week at the Collection Station on Walden Drive through February 2, 2008. The collected trees will be turned into mulch and given back to you free of charge. Georgetown City staff ask that before the...
The State's Transportation Department has nearly 50 public meetings scheduled to hear from people along the proposed I-69 portion of the Trans-Texas Corridor. The corridor is planned as a superhighway with separate car and truck lanes, freight and commuter rail and utility lines...
The state's transportation department intends to begin 2008 with a flurry of discussion about one of the most hotly-contested transportation projects in the entire nation. The Texas Department of Transportation, beginning next month, will begin hosting a wave of public meetings...
Several streets in downtown Austin will be closed Monday afternoon, December 31, 2007, through the early morning hours of Tuesday, January 1, 2008, for First Night Austin 2008 festivities. Beginning at 2 p.m. December 31, through 2 a.m. January 1, the following areas near Austin...
If your New Years' Eve plans have you celebrating with an adult beverage, AAA asks you to remember a little common sense before you head out to usher in the new year. "You may plan on going out as a group and you plan on enjoying yourself. And if enjoying yourself means drinking...
Many Texans busted for misdemeanor marijuana possession are still being jailed despite a new state law that allows police to issue a citation instead of making an arrest, according to a newspaper report. Texas lawmakers hoped to ease jail crowding with the new legislation, which...
Several streets in downtown Austin will be closed Monday afternoon, December 31, 2007, through the early morning hours of Tuesday, January 1, 2008, for First Night Austin 2008 festivities. Beginning at 2 p.m. December 31, through 2 a.m. January 1, the following areas near Austin...
Texas Transportation Commission Chairman Ric Williamson has died of an apparent heart attack. He was 55. Texas Department of Transportation spokesman Chris Lippincott says that Williamson, a former Texas House member, died at his home in Weatherford yesterday, Lippincott said...
Defense documents given to the University of Texas at Austin show little remorse from Timothy McVeigh as he described for his attorneys how he bombed the Oklahoma City federal building in 1995. The documents, donated by lead attorney Stephen Jones of Enid to the university's...