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(photo:shutterstock by iCreative 3D) Most Texas cities, except for Houston and Corpus Christi, are reporting continued increases in apartment rents over the past year. The tracking site Apartment List says Plano is the most expensive place in the state to rent. Analyst Chris...
(photo:shutterstock By khomkrit sangkatechon) Different types of cancer associated with being overweight or obese are increasing. Being overweight or obese is associated with at least 13 different types of cancer. Lisa Richardson with the Centers for Disease Control's Division...
(photo:shutterstock By Andrew Swinbank) Nearly half of all crashes Central Texas drivers have with deer will happen between now and the end of the year. During rutting season, sometimes bucks actually see your car as a threat, and Chris Pilcic with State Farm said the average...
(photo:shutterstock/sky pics studio) The new city Universal Recycling Ordinance will force food service establishments 5000 square feet and larger to start diverting organic material away from landfills. The City's Susan Harm said this can be done through a number of ways. She...
Just as President Donald Trump pulled Obama-era LGBT protections, hours beforehand a huddled mass of Austinites gathered to help families ease into a new life with a child in the LGBT community. LGBT youth not accepted by their families have a greater chance of drug usage,...
At long last, northbound lanes of the Mopac Project are opening today from downtown to 2222. Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority Mike Heilegenstein says while there were weather and other unexpected delays, one big factor was the contractor CH2M Hill announcing they were...
(Credit: Austin Parks Foundation) Republic Square reopened to the public today after a more than year-long project to renovate the park. Republic Square, located at 4th and Guadalupe Streets, is an active, urban green space grounded in rich history that traces back to the birth...
The Lake Travis independent School District says it has reinstated softball coach William "Billy" Coleman following allegations that led to officials placing him on paid administrative leave. While the district is not elaborating on why Coleman was suspended, some Lake Travis...
(Credit: City of Lakeway) First responder agencies from across Central Texas will unite for the 8th Annual Public Safety Day from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 28. The free event will take place at the Lake Travis Elementary School, 15303 Kollmeyer Drive, in Lakeway. Public Safety Day was...