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(Photo:Shutterstock/Phanuwat_Nandee) The issue of card skimmers on gas pumps is continuing to grow around Austin. Two more were found just yesterday on a pump in northwest Austin and the Department of Agriculture was livestreaming video at the time. Several other skimmers have...
(Photo:Shutterstock/RoschetzkyProductions) Economic complacency could be putting Austin's future in danger, Austin Chamber of Commerce officials reported the city's job growth in the has primarily been tied to its population growth. The Chamber's Drew Scheberle said that leaves...
(KLBJ FILE PHOTO) Travis County Commissioners finalize the loan they're going to ask you for when you go to vote November 7. It's official--Travis County is having another go at asking you for a loan of $185 million dollars to fix roads and more in Eastern Travis County...
(image courtesy TPWD) Zebra Mussels have now spread from Lake Travis to Lake Austin according to the Texas Parks and Wildlife department. Larva were spotted in plankton near the dam that separates Lake Austin from Ladybird Lake. That led officials to look for more signs of...
The Bastrop ISD Board of Trustees voted Aug. 15 to call for an $88.5 million bond. The proposition, if passed by voters, would involve an Interest & Sinking (I&S) rate increase of 2.15 cents. The decision to move forward on the Nov. 7 election followed recommendations...
The Planning and Zoning, Development Services, and Watershed Protection departments are proposing to eliminate the Smart Growth Zone Specific Incentive as part of the Fiscal Year 2017-18 Proposed Budget. The Incentive is a fee reduction that was created in the late 1990’s as one...
(Photo:Shutterstock/jannoon028) The Hays County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 phone call at approximately 9:26 am this date from a male subject who said that he wanted to talk to a Detective or a Sergeant. When the dispatcher asked him some questions to find out more details...
(Photo Shutterstock/Boscarelli) A man is in Travis County jail after trying to pass drugs through Austin Airport's security checkpoint. Police records say 44-year-old John Alvey had a bulge in his sock spotted by a body scanner, which turned out to be a bag of marijuana. While...
(Credit: City of Austin) The City of Austin will be releasing a second draft of the proposed land development code text and zoning map later this fall in response to feedback from the community, City Boards and Commissions, and the Austin City Council. The rewrite of the land...