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(Credit: Shutterstock) The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), in partnership with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), the State of Texas, and local communities and counties, have released preliminary flood maps for public review and comment. These preliminary...
(Photo:Shutterstock/Brandon Seidel) The Austin chapter of the NAACP called out Mayor Steve Adler, other city officials and businesses, challenging them to fund the "Spirit of East Austin" and the "Mayor's Task Force on Institutional Racism," believing they are overlooking...
File photo: Audrey Morton/KLBJ As the Cedar Park City Council heads into a private meeting to discuss how the Cedar Park Police handled the Greg Kelley sexual assault of a child case, the city manager issued a statement. “We recognize that this is a sensitive and difficult...
(Photo:KLBJ 590AM/99.7FM (KLBJ)/ Jon Cooley) America's oldest living World War two veteran is back in the hospital as of Thursday morning with pneumonia in both lungs. Family members of 111-year-old Richard Overton said he was taken to St. Davids. Overton was in the hospital for...
Photo: Audrey Morton/KLBJ 27th annual event set for Sunday, August 20 Benefits Central Texas Food Bank Provided nearly 58,000 meals to Central Texans in need last year Hot sauce lovers will come together to beat the heat by eating the heat for the 27th Annual Austin Chronicle...
Photo: ACC The Austin Community College District celebrated the groundbreaking for renovations at its Rio Grande Campus today. Scheduled to open in late 2019, plans feature: • Expanded spaces for ACC’s Deaf and hard-of-hearing community. • A three-level, 168-seat ACCelerator...
(Photo Shutterstock/Chesky) The City of Austin wants to put personal delivery robots to the test. After several attempts, Austin City Council finally approves looking at a plan to test out personal delivery robots on city sidewalks. The plan calls for downtown to be the first...
(Credit: City of San Marcos) The San Marcos Animal Shelter will host their annual Empty the Shelter event Friday, Aug. 18, from 10 a.m.-6 p.m., at 750 River Road. The shelter will offer a chance to spin the “Wheel of Adoptions” and award an adoption special to every guest...
(KLBJ File Photo) Mayor Pro Tem and District 10 Councilmember Kathie Tovo says the idea came from a meeting of downtown stakeholders including the Ending Homelessness Coalition and the Downtown Austin Alliance. "Boy, if we had some additional shelter beds to offer during this...