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(Credit: Shutterstock) The Texas economy expanded for the 14th consecutive month with the addition of 5,500 seasonally adjusted nonfarm jobs in August. Texas’ seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell to 4.2 percent, down from 4.3 percent in July. Annual employment growth for...
The Austin Police Department announced a weekend No Refusal DWI initiative which began the weekend of January 6, 2017 and continues to run each weekend through September 2017. Every installment of the weekend initiative will be in effect from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. each Friday and...
(Credit: Central Health District) The Central Health Board of Managers voted to pass the Fiscal Year 2018 tax rate and budget Sept. 13. Central Health conducted public hearings Aug. 30, and Sept. 6, on a proposal to increase the total tax revenue of the Travis County Healthcare...
(Credit: City of Austin) The Austin City Council has adopted the fiscal year 2017-2018 Budget that goes into effect Oct. 1. The budget totals roughly $3.9 billion. Wednesday's approval comes after months of budget and funding discussions, including three full days of...
(Credit: Lyft) The University of Texas at Austin Parking and Transportation Services (PTS) and Lyft, the fastest-growing rideshare company in the U.S., have partnered to give late-night Longhorns a safe and convenient way to get home through UT Austin’s SURE Ride Program. “The...
(Photo:APD/PIO) On Tuesday, September 12, 2017 at approximately 4:31 p.m. Austin Police officers responded to a shooting call at the CVS Pharmacy at 1701 E. Parmer. Upon arrival, officers observed Alfred Lockett, 48, lying on the ground outside of his teal colored Infiniti. He...
(Photo courtesy Williamson County Sheriffs Office) Once again, Williamson County Sheriff Robert Chody has used the power of social media to make changes happen. Just yesterday Chody took to Twitter asking if anyone knew where to grants for bulletproof vests for K9 units, and...
(Photo Shutterstock/michelmond) The number of Hurricane Harvey evacuees in Austin was far below the estimated 7000, and Austin's mega shelter on Metropolis Drive is winding down its operations. The shelter says there are still about 170 people there and only had about 400 at its...
(Photo Shutterstock/f11photo) There's been a lot of talk about whether Amazon may choose Austin as the new location for its second headquarters, but one of the city's biggest problems may keep Amazon away. The Chamber of Commerce tells the Statesman Austin's roads are packed...