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(Credit: City of Austin) The Austin City Council is seeking public feedback on a potential paid sick leave policy for private employers in Austin. On Sept. 28, 2017, City Council passed a resolution directing staff to gather feedback from the community to inform a future paid...
(Credit: AISD) The Austin Independent School District is aiming to rid itself of any school that bears the name of a Confederate leader. At a Monday work session, the school board decided to move forward with a plan to have all of them renamed by August. Those schools include:...
(Photo:Shutterstock/Yevhen Prozhyrko) The jury has thrown the book at the convicted Hutto cop killer Colby Ray Williamson, sentencing him to spend the rest of his life behind bars. Last week Williamson was found guilty of murdering Hutto Police Officer Chris Kelly, after...
(Credit: Manor Independent School District) Police have arrested a 17-year-old student who now stands accused of plotting to kill students and staff at Manor High School. According to school officials, Rafael Gamboa is charged with exhibiting firearms on campus or a school bus...
Average retail gasoline prices in Austin have risen 5.2 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.26/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 830 gas outlets in Austin. This compares with the national average that has increased 1.5 cents per gallon in the last...
(Photo: Shutterstock by Nito) The Texas economy is poised to continue growing over the coming months according to economist Ray Perryman. "We basically see a lot of good things in the short term. We see economic growth at a pace of four percent a year, which is well above the...
(Photo: Shutterstock by Rrraum) Voters in the Lake Travis school district said yes this week to new bonds, but they have also said yes to a tax ratification election. District spokesman Marco Alvarado said that allows them to prevent a lot of money from being sent to the state...
(Photo: Shutterstock by Phillip Lange) Starting Monday, Capital Metro buses will be using the Mopac Express lanes as part of their express bus service between Round Rock and downtown Austin. Capital Metro's Pete Partheymuller said they'll have two MetroExpress Route 180 trips in...
(Photo: Shutterstock By SK Design) If you haven't gotten a flu shot, Tom Skinner with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said it's time to get that taken care of. "With the holidays coming and lots of people spending time together, it's flu season, and flu activity...