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TxDOT will close I-35 at Oltorf Street in alternating directions Monday through Thursday nights, while crews and cranes lift and place large beams for a new Oltorf Street bridge. The I-35 mainlanes will be closed and traffic detoured to the frontage roads at exit 232A beginning...
(Credit: KLBJ staff) Average retail gasoline prices in Austin have fallen 1.1 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.12/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 830 gas outlets in Austin. This compares with the national average that has not moved in the last...
(Photo:Shutterstock/Thannaree Deepul) After the turmoil in Virginia, at least 70 people gathered in downtown Austin at Wooldridge Square Park by the Travis county courthouse candle light vigil, in a show of support for those injured and killed at the white nationalist rally in...
(Photo:Shutterstock/Lisandro Luis Trarbach) A Man in his 20s fell 20 to 30 feet into lake Travis from nearby cliff in Lakeway. Austin Travis County EMS said the man was starflighted to Dell Seton Medical center with serious and potentially life threatening injuries.
(Photo:KLBJ 590AM/99.7FM (KLBJ)/Jon Cooley) The country's oldest living World War II veteran, and Austinite Richard Overton is recovering from Pneumonia at St. Davids Hospital. Family members of the 111-year-old army veteran said Overton was taken to the hospital early Thursday...
(Photo:TxDoT/PIO) The Texas Department of Transportation will close northbound I-35 at FM 3406 (Old Settlers Boulevard) on Sunday night, while crews and cranes lift and place large beams for a new southbound to northbound U-turn bridge, currently under construction. The FM 3406...
(Photo:Shutterstock/Kichigin) As part of an all-out effort to complete asphalt resurfacing of MoPac before the summer paving season ends, southbound MoPac will be reduced to just one lane the weekend of August 11th to 14th. The lane closures on southbound MoPac between RM 2222...
(Photo:Shutterstock/Lifted Up Aerial Photography) An emergency plan to house homeless people downtown in some city buildings is being looked at Austin City Hall. Council directed staff to look at what buildings could be used for such a purpose for about two months. Councilmember...
(Photo:Shutterstock/Brandon Seidel) A tax swap plan between Austin and AISD is still getting plenty of pushback. Council member Ellen Troxclair said there are a whole host of problems she sees in the plan that proposes to raise your property tax by as much as 14.4% while AISD...