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Over 100 mayors and county officials from 35 states issued a letter today to President Trump calling on him to continue the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program until a legislative solution is enacted for all illegal immigrant youths. Among them is Austin Mayor...
(KLBJ FILE PHOTO) Austin's affordability crisis continues chasing people out. Mayor Steve Adler says he's trying to do something about that. Austin City Council this week will look into how they can help keep people from moving out of the city because they can't afford it...
(Photo Shutterstock/Steve Ikeguchi) FROM THE CITY OF AUSTIN and TRAVIS COUNTY The recruitment process is underway for the first ever Executive Director of a new center to tackle binge drinking and public intoxication on the streets of Austin. Directors of the Austin-Travis...
TxDOT will close I-35 at Oltorf Street in alternating directions Monday through Thursday nights, while crews and cranes lift and place large beams for a new Oltorf Street bridge. The I-35 mainlanes will be closed and traffic detoured to the frontage roads at exit 232A beginning...
(Credit: KLBJ staff) Average retail gasoline prices in Austin have fallen 1.1 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.12/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 830 gas outlets in Austin. This compares with the national average that has not moved in the last...
(Photo:Shutterstock/Thannaree Deepul) After the turmoil in Virginia, at least 70 people gathered in downtown Austin at Wooldridge Square Park by the Travis county courthouse candle light vigil, in a show of support for those injured and killed at the white nationalist rally in...
(Photo:Shutterstock/Lisandro Luis Trarbach) A Man in his 20s fell 20 to 30 feet into lake Travis from nearby cliff in Lakeway. Austin Travis County EMS said the man was starflighted to Dell Seton Medical center with serious and potentially life threatening injuries.
(Photo:KLBJ 590AM/99.7FM (KLBJ)/Jon Cooley) The country's oldest living World War II veteran, and Austinite Richard Overton is recovering from Pneumonia at St. Davids Hospital. Family members of the 111-year-old army veteran said Overton was taken to the hospital early Thursday...
(Photo:TxDoT/PIO) The Texas Department of Transportation will close northbound I-35 at FM 3406 (Old Settlers Boulevard) on Sunday night, while crews and cranes lift and place large beams for a new southbound to northbound U-turn bridge, currently under construction. The FM 3406...