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For the second straight year, Austin has been ranked as the best city in the nation to live by U.S. News and World Report. The ranking is based on cost of living, crime stats, and average salary. Austin is also ranked 9th for retirees. But as far as transportation is concerned,...
Columbus, Ohio's city attorney has filed suit to prevent the Crew soccer team from relocating to Austin. Speaking to ABC 6 in Columbus, Zach Klein says the team is a very valuable and meaningful asset to the community. Klein says he's trying to protect the investments that the...
Federal officials say the suspect in a series of fatal Austin package bombings used PVC pipe casing, a metal pipe, and shrapnel in his attacks that killed two people and seriously injured four others. Authorities on Monday released an affidavit used to support an arrest warrant...
In recognition of National Work Zone Awareness Week, April 9-13, the Texas Department of Transportation reminds drivers that every day requires caution when driving through work zones. In 2017, work zone fatalities in Texas increased 9 percent over the previous year, resulting...
The Travis County Commissioners Court announced Monday that Moody’s Investors Services (“Moody’s”) and S&P Global Ratings (“S&P”) affirmed Travis County’s bond ratings at “Aaa” and “AAA”, respectively. Travis County is only one of seven Texas counties exclusively rated...
A discovery made in Austin by UT engineers could revolutionize water purification around the world. Professor Guihua Yu of the Cockrell School of Engineering says inexpensive solar powered hydrogels he and his team developed can turn even the saltiest or contaminated water into...
Austin Energy, has to date, spent $70 Million on solar incentive programs for private homes and businesses and another $8 Million on small municipal solar projects. And while they would not release how much of that is spent on BUYING solar energy, The Utility's Danielle Murray...
Austin Emergency Medical Services responded to a fatal car accident in South Austin in the early hours Monday morning. The accident happened in the 6500 block of S. Congress Avenue and W. William Cannon Drive. One man in his 30's was pronounced dead at the scene, while the other...
On Friday of last week, a new scooter-sharing program was launched in Austin, much to the chagrin of city officials who would prefer to maintain control of virtually all of Austin's congestion mitigation programs. Bird, the company behind the program, rolled out the scooters in...