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(Credit: Collier for Texas) A Texas Democratic Party's former finance chairman and a failed state comptroller candidate has formally launched his challenge of Republican Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick. Mike Collier made his 2018 lieutenant governor campaign announcement Saturday at a...
(Credit: Associated Press) American military hero Bill McRaven is running into political problems in Texas. The retired Navy Admiral and former special operations leader, who planned the raid that killed Osama Bin Laden, now faces an uncertain future as chancellor of the...
(Photo:Shutterstock/Panchenko Vladimir) The TNC wars have already begun, and since UBER and Lyft's return to Austin, one company has already been kicked to the curb. But underdog, Fasten isn't giving up just yet. The company's CEO Kirill Evdakov said it operates in just two...
(Photo:Shutterstock/Fotoluminate LLC) The Texas Democratic Party's former finance chairman and failed state comptroller candidate, Mike Collier, formally launched his challenge of Republican Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, at a rally in Round Rock yesterday. Some conservatives say Patrick...
(Photo: Shutterstock/Todja) ELEVATED HEAT INDEX VALUES EXPECTED THIS AFTERNOON... With afternoon temperatures in the upper 90s expected to combine with high moisture values, afternoon heat indices could reach into the 100 to 107 degree range across most of south central and...
(Photo:Shutterstock/Fotoluminate LLC) An Austin area lawmaker is not looking forward to the upcoming special session next month. Democrat Celia Israel said Gov. Greg Abbott's special session call contains politically divisive issues. One of the most hated in Israel's opinion is...
(Photo: Shutterstock/ By Fresnel) Sex offenders have officially been banned from living within 1000 feet of parks, schools, or anywhere children gather in Hutto. In most places, such ordinances have been in place for years, but up until this week that wasn't the case in Hutto...
(Photo:Impact Austin/ Amy Melsa) Great needs require great resources, and the 403 women of Impact Austin awarded five, high-impact grants to its 2017 community partners whose programs will change the lives of Central Texas youth and families: The SAFE Alliance, The Contemporary...
(Photo:Shutterstock/RoschetzkyProductions) Austin's first responders pulled the body of a man in his 30's out of Lady Bird Lake, just west of South Pleasant Valley road last night. A paddle border called emergency services after making the discovery. Austin Travis County EMS...