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The Texas Civil Rights Project's Jim Harrington says it's been 18 years since the Americans with Disabilities Act was passed, but he says "There's still a lot of government buildings and private businesses that are not compliant with ADA." Harrington says, in Austin, lawsuits...
Plans for a new mobile home park for the homeless in East Austin are being put on the back burner for at least a year. But residents who live near the site say they want more than just a delay. Angela Skloss says her neighbors want the project dropped. Members of the city...
With the price of gas skyrocketing. Many people are exchanging their vacations for stay-cations.And D-P-S trooper Robbie Barrera says that may be to blame for a recent rash of traffic fatalities.Barrera says if you plan a trip to nearby towns be sure to drink plenty of water...
The operators of Austin's bus fleet wants to know what riders think of a plan for two new express routes, and meetings are scheduled for Monday and Wednesday to get feedback. The MetroRapid buses would be equipped with high-tech transponders which keep traffic signals on green...
The Austin Fire Department reports that a fire has destroyed at least twenty-four units at The Retreat Apartment Complex in the 3800 Block of South Lamar in South Austin. The fire bellowing out of one of the apartments at The Retreat quickly races from one apartment to the next...
Mike Dewey has a plan to eliminate breast cancer. He's offering $1 billion to the person who discovers the cure. Never mind that the 48-year-old Austin consultant has nothing close to that much money. Dewey says he'll come up with the cash. He's motivated by his wife's battle...
The third time was an alarm for a Cadillac driver apparently loading up on free gas while posing as a stranded motorist. A Fort Worth police officer became suspicious earlier this week the third time he saw the same man stopped on the side of a road next to his Cadillac with the...
San Marcos Police have arrested three people they suspect set a business on fire Friday. Officers have arrested 25 year old Adam Rodriguez, 18 year old Michael Rodriguez and 19 year old Jeremy Garcia after an explosion at an AAMCO Transmission shop. Police say htey saw a man...
Authorities are sifting through the remains of what Hunters Chase Apartments to try to determine what happened. The Red Cross is trying to help and relocated a dozen families after a two alarm fire destroyed their homes Friday night. Fire officials believe the fire may have...