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Five schools in Austin named for Confederate heroes likely won't get new names for another school year. Austin Independent School District administrators have slowed down the process after the school board voted in February to rename five campuses. That's to give a task force...
Gasoline prices in Austin have fallen 1.3 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.59/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 830 stations in Austin. This compares with the national average that has fallen 0.3 cents per gallon versus last week to $2.85/g,...
(Photo: Shutterstock by Valentina G) The majority of Texans surveyed in a recent UT/Texas Tribune poll say they're not very happy with the overall state of public schools. That includes the quality of K-12 education and their experience with teachers in the classroom. University...
(Photo: Shutterstock by Roschetzky Photography) With summer comes high temperatures, and Austin Energy's Debbie Kimberley says that means more AC and water usage, but that doesn't mean you have to pay more in bills. She says the Austin Energy App can let people know how much...
(Photo: Shutterstock by background all) The number of people who have drowned on area lakes continues to grow, but there is one thing that would have prevented almost all of them, a life jacket. Cody Jones with Texas parks and wildlife says 85 percent of drowning deaths can be...
(Photo: Shutterstock by georgejmclittle) Telemarketers are getting smarter about finding ways to get you to pick up the phone. Will Wilquist with the Federal Communications Commission says they are using a technique called spoofing. That’s when a number is used by the...
(Photo: Shutterstock by Maridav) Even with the holiday this past week, and the increase in travel that went with it, gas prices stayed fairly steady. David Armbrister with AAA-Texas says the statewide average is $2.65 for a gallon of regular unleaded. The average price in Austin...
(Photo: Shutterstock by Roschetzky Photography) A near-billion dollar bond election is not necessarily going to be a slam dunk when the council returns to session. While the city council has chosen to go big with a possible $925-million bond package, there's still a lot of...
(Photo: Shutterstock by tonktiti) Parents can help their kids get ready for the next school year through a T-E-A funded website. The Texas Education Agency's Ronnie Burchett says with your kid's STAAR Access code found on their report card, you can go to Texas Assessment dot com...