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(Photo:KLBJ 590am/99.7fm/Jon Cooley) Austinites fed up with City council's lack of citizen oversight have started a petition campaign this week, to give Austinites the power of referendum: this would allow residents to over turn council ordinance decisions if they have enough...
(Photo:Shutterstock/VanderWolf Images) Travis County Commissioners approve downsizing the StarFlight Fleet but the replacement helicopters the county is buying will work out better. StarFlight Program Director Casey Ping says the new models will help them do more with less,...
Mopac closures this weekend will slow down commuters and travelers alike with the northbound side being reduced to one lane between Enfield and 2222. Several exits will also close until Sunday morning, including the 45th St. to 35th St. exits. You cand find the full list of...
(Credit: Shutterstock) Starting at 7 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 16, crews will close the southbound right turn lane and adjacent southbound traffic lane of Red River Street north of Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard (MLK) from MLK to Robert Dedman Drive. The sidewalk on the north side...
(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...