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Dan Pederson with the City of Austin Water Utility says they don't know why the pump on the lift station failed. Right now field crews are working to clean up the spill, but Pederson says it should take three days to clean up the spill. Those in the river ranch area with private...
Some Austin area school districts look to take advantage of state money to improve the environment through their school buses. The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality's Larry Soward says they've received several statements of intent from school districts across the state...
The group in charge of the new 183-A toll road between Jollyville and Leander have some new opinions to work with as they plan for possible future growth. The Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority is getting feedback from an independent focus group that looked at almost...
In an effort to increase awareness and adoption rates, The Adoption Coalition of Central Texas and CASA organizations joined forces to create a special gallery for children seeking adoption. They've hired photographers that take portraits for them. The Austin Children's Museum's...
The recent announcement that expanding FM-1460 between Georgetown and Round Rock would no longer be financed by state and federal transportation dollars was a wake-up call to Tom Word, Chief of Public Works Operations in Round Rock. Word directly mentioned the project when...
Police say a Plano mother twice threw her toddler over a second-story railing. Her lawyers are saying the woman is schizophrenic and took the same anti-psychotic drug prescribed to another Plano mother who cut off her baby's arms. The 22-month-old daughter of Padmaja Enjeti is...
Planners north of San Marcos have had to get creative with getting future residents to and from a new subdivision. The problem is getting into and out of the new Blanco Vista subdivision puts people in a low spot in the road. To get around that, San Marcos assistant engineering...
The Austin Parks and Recreation Department along with Austin Energy kick off the 2007 holiday season this evening with the lighting of the Zilker Tree. Victor Ovalle with the Parks and Rec department says Mayor Will Wynn and the winner of the city wide tree coloring contest will...
The House Speaker releases the last of this interim orders to committees. Among the committee charges, to study all aspects of the county appraisal process. The speaker says taxpayers in the deserve better accountability and transparency in the process of how their dollars are...