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(Photo: Shutterstock by ChrisUKPhoto) The debate over the so-called bathroom bill has sparked a new-found interest in politics. A new report show that in Texas this year there are 42 openly gay people running for political office. That's a three-fold increase over any election...
(Photo: Shutterstock by Maridav) Gasoline prices in Austin and across Texas are up again this week. AAA-Texas spokesman Danial Armbruster said statewide prices are up around three-cents per gallon on average. Here in Austin, prices were up around two-cents per gallon for regular...
(Photo: Shutterstock by Olena Yakobchuk) Running from 10 tonight until 5 tomorrow morning and again for tomorrow night, you guessed it, Austin Police are resuming the no refusal period. That means if you are suspected of drunk driving APD will secure a warrant for a blood sample...
(Photo: Shutterstock by Alex Schmidt) It might be several months before the Austin Police Association can hammer out a new deal for a contract: The union has wanted to wait until new city manager Spencer Cronk is in office next month, but that will only be the beginning of...
(Photo:Shutterstock/Kosta Iliev) With the start of the New Year, Hays County residents can now drop off many types of non-working or unwanted electronic devices for recycling at the County’s two Recycling/Solid Waste Centers at no charge. “Electronic components contain toxins...
(Photo:Shutterstock/Madhourse) About 45 of the 90 schools in the Austin Independent School District that reported problems with their heating system have been fixed. AISD Officials say, without the heaters some classrooms were left at icy temperatures, making it uncomfortable...
(Photo:Shutterstock/yelantsevv) Travis County Parks plans to conduct a prescribed burn at Reimers Ranch Park on Monday, January 8, 2018. The prescribed burn will take place between 11 a.m. and 6 p.m., and will take two to four hours to complete. Travis County Parks is conducting...
(Photo: Shutterstock by Yuri Zap) Governor Abbott today proclaimed January 2018 as Human Trafficking Prevention Month in Texas. In addition to issuing this proclamation, Governor Abbott encouraged all Texans to learn more about the risks and indicators of human trafficking and...
(Photo: Shutterstock by Val Lawless) Beware if you are driving in the area of North Lamar and 38th streets this weekend. That intersection will be closed for waterline repairs says Austin Water Spokeswoman Richelle Brown. The reason for the closure said Brown is the replacement...