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UT logo The University of Texas at Austin plans to hold its outdoor, university-wide commencement on Saturday, May 20 on the Main Mall, south of the UT Tower, as scheduled but has a backup plan to hold the event Sunday, May 21 in the event weather poses a danger. If commencement...
letter sent out this morning: "Safety is the top priority of Stony Point High School and Round Rock ISD. Ensuring a safe and secure learning environment requires partnership between students, parents, employees, as well as our public safety partners. To keep parents informed,...
(KLBJ FILE PHOTO) The annual report on how well the city and county is doing overall came out today. The Community Action Network's 25th anniversary report shows that unemployment rates are down, more kids are graduating school, and crime rates are down. "The heartbreaking thing...
(Photo: Shutterstock/Luis Molinero) Like it or not, in Texas if you test positive for a sexually transmitted infection, not only will you and your doctor find out about it, so will the health department. Austin Public Health has a team of investigators dedicated to getting in...
(Credit: Twitter) Radio host and noted conspiracy theorist Alex Jones has settled with Greek yogurt giant Chobani over claims Jones defamed the company over the airwaves. Jones made some claims regarding Chobani's plant in Twin Falls, Idaho. He said the company was hiring...
(Credit: Uber) House Bill 100 has passed out of the full Senate and is on its way to Governor Greg Abbott's desk for a signature. Abbott tweeted Wednesday night, "Buckle up, coming soon," which appears to be a clear indication he will sign the new regulations into law. But that'...
(Photo: Shutterstock/ Fotoluminate LLC) House Bill 100 was passed in both the Texas House and Senate. The bill would provide regulations for ridesharing companies and override local regulations like those in Austin. Governor Greg Abbot tweeted his anticipation, but Mayor Steve...
(KLBJ FILE PHOTO) A Travis County citizens bond committee wants more money for roads and drainage in Commissioner Margaret Gomez' District by the Circuit of the Americas. Roads and drainage improvements to Southeast Travis County come up at Commissioners Court, prompting some...
The Williamson County Sheriff’s Office SWAT executed a search warrant Monday morning in the 2900 block of Monika Lane Way in Taylor. Upon execution of the warrant the following items were found: 11.4 ounces of marijuana 77 units ecstasy 10 grams cocaine 46 gram marijuana wax 167...