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(Credit: Whole Foods Market) Online juggernaut Amazon is buying Whole Foods in an all-cash deal valued at about $13.7 billion, a strong move to expand its growing reach into groceries. Amazon.com Inc. will pay $42 per share for Whole Foods Market Inc., including debt. That marks...
Photo: Shutterstock In Austin today, a federal judge sentenced 23-year-old Mexican National Hugo Baltazar-Ramirez to 18 months in federal prison for assault on a federal deportation officer in Austin in February announced United States Attorney Richard L. Durbin, Jr., and...
Photo: Shutterstock The Hays County Sheriff’s Office reports that a man claims to have been bitten by a bat on June 13. It occurred in area of Pin Oak Drive in Kyle. Test results came back positive for rabies. People are urged not to pick up a bat that they find lying on the...
(screenshot of COA PDF) Say adios to free parking downtown on Wednesday nights, Austin City Council bows to demands of downtown stakeholders and will now start charging you to park on city streets Wednesday nights. Transportation Department Parking Enterprise Manager Jason...
(KLBJ FILE PHOTO) There are too many questions and not enough answers for Austin City Council about why the Fire Department is bleeding money on overtime pay for firefighters. Council asks for an audit of the fire department's overtime pay practices. Austin fire department can't...
(Photo:Shutterstock/Jeff W. Jarrett) In what looks like something out of an Alfred Hitchcock story, the University of Texas issued a warning to students about aggressive birds that have been swooping down on unsuspecting heads. Nesting grackles have become aggressive toward...
(Credit: City of Austin) The Housing Authority of the City of Austin (HACA) was presented with a generous grant from Texas Capital Bank that will bring needed money management training to participants in HACA’s Jobs Plus ATX program. “This grant from the Texas Capital Bank is a...
City officials and community leaders joined together today to endorse the use of Green Stomwater Infrastructure (GSI) to address Austin’s water pollution and flooding problems. Council Member Ann Kitchen (District 5) is presenting a resolution at today’s Austin City Council...
Photo: Linked In A staffer for U.S. Rep. Roger Williams was among those shot and wounded when a gunman opened fire on a congressional baseball practice, and Williams himself hurt his ankle - but the other three Republican Texas congressmen attending weren't injured. Williams, of...