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Austin Mayor Will Wynn and U.S. Representative Lloyd Doggett agree that the issue of global warming needs to be addressed, but they say Congress must be part of that action. Wynn says "There are 800 U.S. mayors and 23 Texas mayors who have signed a pledge to take local action."...
Investigators today offered a $50,000 reward for information leading to an arrest in the fire that badly damaged the Texas Governor's Mansion. Governor Rick Perry has vowed that Texas will rebuild the historic residence that burned on June 8th. Perry and his wife had moved out...
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...