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(Photo:shutterstock/GlebStock) Austin Councilmember Greg Casar says ICE has been snooping on him. According to a report in The Intercept, ICE monitored the councilmember's social media outlets as well as that of Democrat Congressman Joaquin Castro. Casar tells the Austin...
(KLBJ FILE PHOTO) Austin City Council gets a peek at what the City Auditor will be up to this next fiscal year. In an effort to foster transparency and accountability in city government, the auditor will probe affordable housing tenant selection to make sure developers are...
Credit: Texas Department of Transportation) Proposed improvements to the FM 812 corridor in Travis and Bastrop counties will be the topic of discussion at an upcoming open house hosted by the Texas Department of Transportation on Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017 from 6 to 8 p.m. The...
(Credit: Austin Independent School District) Austin ISD was named one of nine national recipients of a more than $3.5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education. The Education Innovation and Research Early-Phase grant program funds projects that develop and implement...
(Credit: Williamson County) Early voting for the November 7, 2017, Joint General and Special Elections begins on Monday, October 23. Early voting is from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. from October 23 through November 1 and from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. November 2 and 3. There is no voting on Sunday...
(KLBJ FILE PHOTO) A big upgrade to Travis County's StarFlight helicopter fleet is approved by Travis County Commissioners. Commissioners approve spending $34 million taxpayer dollars on three new StarFlight Helicopters. Each new chopper will cost about $11 million dollars with...
(KLBJ FILE PHOTO) Yesterday was the first full workday of use on the new northbound Mopac Project Express lanes. Next up is the opening of the southbound lanes from 2222 to Enfield. Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority President Mike Heilegenstein explains what's happening...
Hays County Precinct 3 Commissioner Will Conley has announced his resignation as precinct commissioner to run for County Judge in 2018. The Texas Constitution requires that any elected county official who announces his candidacy for another office more than a year before his...
(Credit: Shutterstock) Childhood obesity remains a serious problem in the United States that puts kids at risk for poor health outcomes including high blood pressure and high cholesterol, respiratory problems, orthopedic issues, menstruation problems, psychological challenges...