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Austin experienced some of the coldest temperatures to hit the area in years this January and some customers are seeing higher electric bills. With customer growth and temperatures in the teens, Austin Energy customers on Jan. 17 consumed a record amount of electric power for a...
Average retail gasoline prices in Austin have fallen 2.5 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.31/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 830 gas outlets in Austin. This compares with the national average that has fallen 3.5 cents per gallon in the last...
(Photo: Shutterstock by deepaddesigns) Austin area congressman Michael McCaul said we must do more to address the issue of cybersecurity. McCaul, who is the chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, said the country faces serious cybersecurity threats constantly. McCaul...
(Photo: Shutterstock by Alex Schmidt) Looking to take full advantage of the digital age, the Round Rock Police Department has rolled out a new online video program called "RRPD 360" that will supplement the department's social media presence. Chief Allen Banks said the goal is...
(Photo: Shutterstock by stock photo world) As part of the Bipartisan Budget Act, that's keeping the federal government open is over $89 billion dollars for disaster relief from hurricanes, floods, fires, and mudslides. Texas Senator John Cornyn said what's good news for Texas is...
(Photo: Shutterstock by Studio M) The flu epidemic just continues to get worse. Dr. Anthony Fauci, head of the National Institute of Alergy and Infectious Disease, said we won't know until the end of the season whether it was as bad as the pandemic of 2009, but he said this...
As the Austin Fire Department gets ready to part ways with Chief Rhoda Mae Kerr, she says she's a little concerned with a lack of progress made on getting more fire stations. She says AFD needs 5-6 more, and that might show up in another bond election this year. Kerr would...
(Photo:KLBJ 590am/99.7fm/ Jon Cooley) The Austin Chamber and Austin LGBT Chamber of Commerce has officially thrown their weight behind Major League Soccer and Precourt Sport Ventures' bid to bring the Columbus Crew to Austin. The Chamber’s Rudy Garza explained, Precourt has...
(Photo:Shutterstock/RoschetzkyProductions) Travis County Judge Sarah Eckhardt called the Texas Legislature and federal government dysfunctional at her State of the County address Thursday night. But that was just the preamble as Eckhardt listed some of the things the county got...