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(Credit: Austin Independent School District) Austin ISD was named one of nine national recipients of a more than $3.5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education. The Education Innovation and Research Early-Phase grant program funds projects that develop and implement...
(Credit: Williamson County) Early voting for the November 7, 2017, Joint General and Special Elections begins on Monday, October 23. Early voting is from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. from October 23 through November 1 and from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. November 2 and 3. There is no voting on Sunday...
(KLBJ FILE PHOTO) A big upgrade to Travis County's StarFlight helicopter fleet is approved by Travis County Commissioners. Commissioners approve spending $34 million taxpayer dollars on three new StarFlight Helicopters. Each new chopper will cost about $11 million dollars with...
(KLBJ FILE PHOTO) Yesterday was the first full workday of use on the new northbound Mopac Project Express lanes. Next up is the opening of the southbound lanes from 2222 to Enfield. Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority President Mike Heilegenstein explains what's happening...
Hays County Precinct 3 Commissioner Will Conley has announced his resignation as precinct commissioner to run for County Judge in 2018. The Texas Constitution requires that any elected county official who announces his candidacy for another office more than a year before his...
(Credit: Shutterstock) Childhood obesity remains a serious problem in the United States that puts kids at risk for poor health outcomes including high blood pressure and high cholesterol, respiratory problems, orthopedic issues, menstruation problems, psychological challenges...
(Credit: Susan G. Komen Austin Twitter) Susan G. Komen Austin will honor members of the Austin Police Department (APD) on Tuesday, October 10, at 1 p.m. at the APD Headquarters located on 715 E. 8th St. Austin-area breast cancer survivors will be pinning seven APD officers...
(Photo:Shutterstock/Fresnel) An Austin man is behind bars for soliciting underage sex in Florida. Mark Andrew Nichols has been arrested in Orlando for allegedly traveling to Florida to have sex with a 9-year-old girl. It was part of an online sting and police were waiting for...
(Photo:Austin Police Department/PIO) An anonymous tip has lead to the arrest of the man officials claim robbed businesses armed with a roman candle and a hammer. Austin Police believe Sean O'Brien, 44, is responsible for the string of gas station robberies in and around Austin...