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The head of the Williamson County Republican Party is calling on the Democratic Candidate for the Texas House to donate a 25 thousand dollar campaign contribution to charity. Bill Fairbrother says Candidate Diane Maldonado got the money from Annie's List, an Political Action...
Cedar park residents living near train tracks should know the city is looking to implement a quiet zone. The city’s Melanie Carr, says it could go into effect in 90 days, trains would be prohibited from sounding their horns a half a mile north of new hope drive and one and a...
The organizers of Bat Fest have found a way to hold their festival this year, despite objections from the owners of a business on Congress Avenue. Instead of holding the festival on the Congress Avenue Bridge, the festival instead will be held on the South 1st Street Bridge. “...
Hundreds of Capital Metro bus drivers will decide on Wednesday of next week whether or not to authorize their union president to begin a strike. "We have no other recourse. Either accept what they offered us or fight back," says Jay Wyatt, President of the local Amalgamated...
Austin based Whole Foods Market announces layoff at it's global headquarters. Tthe natural grocer says the ailing economy and a disappointing 3rd quarter means they need to cut costs... and jobs. It's not clear from which departments the 49 employees will cut from, but this is a...
Federal labor officials today approved emergency grants for Texas workers displaced by last month's Hurricane Dolly. U.S. Senator John Cornyn says the Labor Department will send an initial 2.45 million dollars to be distributed by the Texas Workforce Commission. That will be...
Mayor Susan Narvaiz has sent a request to Governor Rick Perry to declare a state of emergency in San Marcos after an unknown water main break has left at least a quarter of the community without water. The request was sent to the Governor’s Emergency Management Division about 9:...
Erik Raymond Wayerski of Leander, Texas, pleaded guilty Wednesday to six counts relating to his involvement in a group that used the Internet to trade images and video of children engaged in sex acts. Federal authorities say some of the children were toddlers. The 46-year-old...
Officials with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are in Austin investigating 14 reported cases of typhus. The Austin/Travis County Health and Human Services Department's Carole Barasch says they will be trapping wildlife as part of the investigation. They will be...