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(Credit: Lone Star Fugitive Task Force) The Lone Star Fugitive Task Force says Martin Michael Flores, Jr., 26, was arrested Saturday afternoon by the Lone Star Fugitive Task Force at his house in the 600 block of Masonwood Drive in Kyle without incident. Flores was initially...
(Credit: Shutterstock) Average retail gasoline prices in Austin have fallen 6.5 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.38/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 830 gas outlets in Austin. This compares with the national average that has fallen 6.0 cents...
(photo:shutterstock by iCreative 3D) Most Texas cities, except for Houston and Corpus Christi, are reporting continued increases in apartment rents over the past year. The tracking site Apartment List says Plano is the most expensive place in the state to rent. Analyst Chris...
(photo:shutterstock By khomkrit sangkatechon) Different types of cancer associated with being overweight or obese are increasing. Being overweight or obese is associated with at least 13 different types of cancer. Lisa Richardson with the Centers for Disease Control's Division...
(photo:shutterstock By Andrew Swinbank) Nearly half of all crashes Central Texas drivers have with deer will happen between now and the end of the year. During rutting season, sometimes bucks actually see your car as a threat, and Chris Pilcic with State Farm said the average...
(photo:shutterstock/sky pics studio) The new city Universal Recycling Ordinance will force food service establishments 5000 square feet and larger to start diverting organic material away from landfills. The City's Susan Harm said this can be done through a number of ways. She...
Just as President Donald Trump pulled Obama-era LGBT protections, hours beforehand a huddled mass of Austinites gathered to help families ease into a new life with a child in the LGBT community. LGBT youth not accepted by their families have a greater chance of drug usage,...
At long last, northbound lanes of the Mopac Project are opening today from downtown to 2222. Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority Mike Heilegenstein says while there were weather and other unexpected delays, one big factor was the contractor CH2M Hill announcing they were...
(Credit: Austin Parks Foundation) Republic Square reopened to the public today after a more than year-long project to renovate the park. Republic Square, located at 4th and Guadalupe Streets, is an active, urban green space grounded in rich history that traces back to the birth...