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(Photo: Shutterstock By Viktor Loki) We seem to be hearing more and more about close encounters with rattlesnakes, and even some snake bites to people and pets. KLBJ’s garden expert John Dromgool said it's a good idea to familiarize yourself with these snakes and teach your pets...
(Photo: Shutterstock By Vitalii Hulai) The zebra mussel problem continues to expand, not only in Austin area lakes, but lakes statewide. Monica McGarrity with Texas Parks and Wildlife says boats are the main way these things move between bodies of water. “Clean, drain and dry,...
(Photo: Shutterstock by Deep A Designs) The state of Texas is now running its own depository for precious metals. Kevin Lyons with the Texas Comptroller's office said the new facility here in Austin guarantees your gold and other metals will be secure. “It’s a class three vault...
(Photo courtesy Mayor Adler) Austin has been honored by two major awards by the U.S. Conference of Mayors'. Mayor Steve Adler accepted the awards at the conference, being held in Boston. He said the awards show how good our city staff is at making the city a better place to live...
(Photo: Shutterstock by Roschetzky Photography) A new report shows 34-percent of households in Travis County spend more than 30-percent of income on housing alone. Commissioner Jeff Travillion says it's due in large part because of supply and demand: He says the cost is being...
(Photo: Shutterstock by RIcardo Garza) As summer kicks off you and the family can ride Capital Metro a bit cheaper as K-12 students will ride for free until September 1. The transit agency's Mariette Hummel says this is in response to what customers wanted. Hummel says this...
(Photo: Shutterstock by Roschetzky Photography) If you drive around Mopac and Slaughter you can expect some construction delays beginning this weekend. Crews are shifting traffic from the overpass to a temporary roadway to begin work on a diverging diamond intersection. TxDOT's...
(Photo:Taylor PD/PIO) Taylor police are investigating the death of a man, whose body was found this morning in Murphy Park. He is identified as Donald Hazelwood, 61, of Silver City North Carolina. Police say he had obvious head trauma, but the exact cause of death will be...
(Photo:KLBJ 590am/99.7fm/Jon Cooley) Austin City Manager Spencer Cronk makes it official. Brian Manley will be the permanent Chief of Austin Police. Noting that Manley is an Austin native and has spent his whole career with APD, Austin Police Association President Ken Casaday is...