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Even though some teachers still have to pay for the supplies for their classroom's need, the district is now weighing the option of paying for uniforms, shoes and hair nets for cafeteria workers. The cost of hair nets alone would cost AISD 27-thousand dollar per year. The gripe...
For more than a decade, Foodstamp recipients have been able to buy food using a swipe card, The Lone Star Card. Now, participants in the women, infants and children nutrition program or WIC are getting away from paper vouchers, according to spokeswoman Norma Zuniga.. Zuniga says...
It's the first year for the new expanded business tax and today is deadline day to get in the paperwork for texas businesses, but there is also the options of filing for an extension. The question is will the comptroller's office get more returns or more requests for an...
A newly-elected member of the austin city council says she's ready to get to work on the big issues facing the city. Laura Morrison has been dealing with city issues for several years as the President of the Austin Neighborhoods Council, and says that experience will help her...
The rate of crashes by medical helicopters is rising, leading to more debate about whether the care flights are worth the risk. Last week, a medical helicopter crash near Huntsville killed the patient and three crew members, including flight paramedic Stephanie Waters of Cedar...
An estimated 80,000 people participated in the Austin Gay/Lesbian Pride Festival & Parade at Auditorium Shores, and the Republic of Texas Bike Rally at the Travis County Expo Center. Both events culminated in parades which took their respective crowds to downtown Austin...
Austin police say one man was killed in an early-morning shooting at an apartment complex on E. 52nd Street. "The suspect or suspects went to that specific apartment, for what reason...we don't know." said APD Sgt. Richard Stressing. "We believe that this is an isolated incident...
Austin voters have chosen Laura Morrison to take over the Place 4 seat on the Austin City Council. She got 65% of the vote compared to 35% for Cid Galindo. Morrison will be sworn-in on June 25th. “I want to focus on being responsible to the taxpayers…protecting our neighborhood...
The cost of the April raid on a polygamist compound in West Texas is expected to top $14 million, about one-third of it in lawyers' fees. That's according to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, which obtained more than 400 pages of invoices, e-mails and other state records from an...