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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...
Police have issued an arrest warrant for a man after a 17-year-old boy was gunned down along Rundberg Lane at around 10:30 p.m. Late Wednesday afternoon, Austin Police said Arturo Bueno, 27, is their suspect in last night's shooting of a teenager in north Austin. "There was an...
A Federal Grant Program called Operation Prism has Austin Police tracking down over hundred sex offenders a week. APD Sgt. Greg Moss says the idea is to make sure the 11-hundred sex offenders living in the city are keeping the addresses they have registered current. Sgt. Moss...
20.7 is the average score for Texas students on the act exam. It’s the third year in a row Texas scores have gone up. The Texas Education Agency’s Debbie Ratcliff says there was improvement in every section of the test. "Our math scores went up .4, our English scores went up .3...
In commissioner’s court on Tuesday, county commissioners approved an effective tax rate of 46 cents as compared to 2007 which was at 48 cents. The county’s tax auditor, David Flores, submitted his report to commissioners. “Our tax rate which we tax on presently which is .489 to...