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The City of Austin is rolling out its new Single-Stream Recycling Program . The goal is to make it easier for homeowners to recycle while reducing the number of trucks the city uses to pick up recycling. The city is providing home-owners with a single, larger bin for all of...
Today is the deadline to vote in the November 4th presidential election, and voters are filing in to the registration office in Williamson County. “We have hired a number of staff. I have never seen so many people in this office,” said Williamson County Elections Administrator...
Eleven states, including Texas, have reached a settlement with Countrywide Financial Corporation to help hundreds of thousands of homeowners facing the possibility of losing their homes. Bank of America acquired Countrywide last year and approved the plan. Bank of America will...
The idea of paying a single, simple fare to fly on an airliner is becoming as quaint as flight attendants in caps and short skirts. Fort Worth-based American Airlines is about to accelerate the trend of breaking the cost of a trip into an airfare plus many smaller fees. Starting...
State senators have paid out over $650,000 in temporary pay increases to top aides over the last two years -- despite a constitutional ban on legislative bonus pay. The senators defend the practice. But critics say the end-of-year pay increases, bumping salaries over $10,000 a...
Police safely exploded a suspicious backpack left in the parking lot of an Austin mosque. Austin police Lt. Cedric Hudson said Azzam Baytie, 46, had made threats to the mosque, the North Austin Muslim Community Center. Baytie, described by authorities as ``emotionally disturbed...
A Bank of America Corporation subsidiary is agreeing to modify tens of thousands of loans to keep people in Illinois, Texas and nine other states from losing their homes. That's according to attorneys general in several states. Bank of America is facing a lawsuit over deceptive...
It's the last day to register to vote for the November election. The Travis County Tax office will be open from 7:30am until midnight tonight to accommodate procrastinators. Tina Morton with the tax office says starting at 5pm, they will be holding a party with a live band to...
This is the 17th year for the Texas Wildlife Expo , hosted by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. The event is spread out over 30 acres and is the largest wildlife expo in North America, according to the agency's executive director, Carter Smith. "We're inviting Texans of...