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(Photo Shutterstock/Fun Fun Fun photo) FROM AUSTIN TRANSPORTATION DEPARTMENT ATD has been notified about a possible illegal parking boot scam occurring in East Austin. A vehicle parked on a public street was illegally booted by an unknown individual or entity. The warning posted...
(KLBJ FILE PHOTO) The next draft of the Austin's land use rules re-write is getting released today. The CodeNEXT Draft 3 open house is at City Hall from 5pm til 7pm.
(Image courtesy City of Austin) Today is the first day on the job for Austin's new City Manager. Spencer Cronk is not getting much of a break-in period. This week he'll be asked to re-start negotiations with the Austin Police Association on their expired contract.
(Photo Shutterstock/Ridthising) Bastrop County lifts its burn ban today after determining it was safe for Commissioners to do so. Williamson County lifted its burn ban last week. Travis, Hays and Burnet County burn bans are still in effect.
(Photo:Shuttrstock/Brandon Seidel) Personal responsibility is nice and all, but the Worker’s Defense Project says mandating paid sick days would be better. The group’s policy director Bo Delp said he knows many restaurant and construction workers who decided to work while under...
Austin Community College’s Health Sciences Division hosts its annual open house Saturday, February 24, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Eastview Campus (3401 Webberville Rd.) for those interested in exploring a career in healthcare. Community members and prospective students can tour...
Austin experienced some of the coldest temperatures to hit the area in years this January and some customers are seeing higher electric bills. With customer growth and temperatures in the teens, Austin Energy customers on Jan. 17 consumed a record amount of electric power for a...
Average retail gasoline prices in Austin have fallen 2.5 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.31/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 830 gas outlets in Austin. This compares with the national average that has fallen 3.5 cents per gallon in the last...
(Photo: Shutterstock by deepaddesigns) Austin area congressman Michael McCaul said we must do more to address the issue of cybersecurity. McCaul, who is the chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, said the country faces serious cybersecurity threats constantly. McCaul...