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H-E-B will donate $150,000 and has launched a statewide checkstand donation campaign to support the families affected by the tragedy in Sutherland Springs. When a disaster occurs, H-E-B is dedicated to stand by the communities we serve, which is the cornerstone of our “Helping...
(Photo:Shutterstock/Stockimo) The suspected I-35 shooter is also an illegal immigrant. Austin police report 25-year-old Rolando Martinez fired on a distressed couple and their 7-year-old daughter, grievously wounding the child. Martinez is being charged in the shooting, he also...
(Photo:Shutterstock/ By ESOlex) A San Marcos man led San Marcos police on a vehicle pursuit and crashed his car in New Braunfels Monday morning. A woman called police just after 9:30 a.m. and told them that Macleen William Trainor (DOB 11/13/1989) was stalking her daughter and...
In addition to the title of ‘Live Music Capital of the World’ – Austin has been dubbed a ‘ Music Friendly Community ’ in the State of Texas. The Texas Music Office, within the Office of the Texas Governor, officially designated Austin a ‘ Music Friendly Community ’ at a press...
People enrolled in UnitedHealthcare Medicare Advantage plans in Austin will soon have a new fitness benefit that offers access to exercise classes, workout equipment and social activities at participating fitness locations. In January 2018, Optum Fitness Advantage will be...
(Credit: Associated Press) Oscar-winning actor and author Tom Hanks used a Texas Book Festival appearance to help a couple get engaged. Hanks was in Austin on Saturday and spoke to hundreds of listeners about his new book "Uncommon Type: Some Stories." Hanks at one point told...
Average retail gasoline prices in Austin have fallen 0.7 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.20/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 830 gas outlets in Austin. This compares with the national average that has increased 6.5 cents per gallon in the last...
(Photo: Shutterstock By Laura Gunn) Leander used to be considered an Austin bedroom community but now explosive growth has led to it becoming a city unto itself. So says Leander Economic Development Director Mark Willis, who said the new Texas State Gold Bullion Depository that...
(Photo: Shutterstock By dennizn) The Texas Attorney General's office has served an investigative subpoena to Equifax after hackers got the information of 145 million Americans. Attorney General spokesman Marc Rylander says the amount of information stolen is very bad. "Hackers...