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(Photo: Shutterstock by deepaddesigns) Austin area congressman Michael McCaul said we must do more to address the issue of cybersecurity. McCaul, who is the chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, said the country faces serious cybersecurity threats constantly. McCaul...
(Photo: Shutterstock by Alex Schmidt) Looking to take full advantage of the digital age, the Round Rock Police Department has rolled out a new online video program called "RRPD 360" that will supplement the department's social media presence. Chief Allen Banks said the goal is...
(Photo: Shutterstock by stock photo world) As part of the Bipartisan Budget Act, that's keeping the federal government open is over $89 billion dollars for disaster relief from hurricanes, floods, fires, and mudslides. Texas Senator John Cornyn said what's good news for Texas is...
(Photo: Shutterstock by Studio M) The flu epidemic just continues to get worse. Dr. Anthony Fauci, head of the National Institute of Alergy and Infectious Disease, said we won't know until the end of the season whether it was as bad as the pandemic of 2009, but he said this...
As the Austin Fire Department gets ready to part ways with Chief Rhoda Mae Kerr, she says she's a little concerned with a lack of progress made on getting more fire stations. She says AFD needs 5-6 more, and that might show up in another bond election this year. Kerr would...
(Photo:KLBJ 590am/99.7fm/ Jon Cooley) The Austin Chamber and Austin LGBT Chamber of Commerce has officially thrown their weight behind Major League Soccer and Precourt Sport Ventures' bid to bring the Columbus Crew to Austin. The Chamber’s Rudy Garza explained, Precourt has...
(Photo:Shutterstock/RoschetzkyProductions) Travis County Judge Sarah Eckhardt called the Texas Legislature and federal government dysfunctional at her State of the County address Thursday night. But that was just the preamble as Eckhardt listed some of the things the county got...
The Austin Police Department has arrested a man in connection to a recent defacing of the Stevie Ray Vaughn statue at Town Lake. The full release from APD is below: On February 5, 2018, citizens observed a male spray painting the Stevie Ray Vaughan statue along Auditorium Shores...
The Austin Transportation Department invites the community to weigh in on draft recommendations to enhance safety and mobility along Anderson Mill Road at a public open house on Saturday, February 10. This will be the first opportunity residents have to view staff...