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(Photo: Shutterstock by woodygraphs) Property taxes continue to be a source of frustration for many people in Central Texas: It's a well-documented issue in the Austin area, but in Williamson County, Tax Assessor Collector Larry Gaddes says he rarely sees anyone confronting...
(Photo: Shutterstock By Christine Ruddy) Texas has started sending troops to the U.S.-Mexico border, with 250 members of the National Guard expected to deploy within the next 72 hours. Brig. Gen. Tracy Norris, commander of the Texas Army National Guard, announced the deployment...
(Photo: Shutterstock by ChrisUK Photo) A Texas House committee hears horror stories of tenants getting nickeled and dimed by landlords, some of whom are fining tenants hundreds of dollars for things like children playing outside. Sandy Rollins of the Texas Tenants Union many...
(Photo: Shutterstock by Alphie Photography) Round Rock and Georgetown drivers using I-35 early Sunday morning might want to consider a re-route. TxDOT's Diann Hodges says Round Rock Police will close northbound I-35 from RM 620 to FM 1431 from 6AM to 7AM to do a crime scene re-...
(Photo:Shutterstock/By Pixelbliss) Real estate economists say Austin’s rent prices have rocketed to as high as renters are willing to pay. Austin’s average rent now hovers around $1200.00 and Chief Econamist Greg Willitt of RealPage.com explained it could still rise by another 2...
There's a growing anger among Texas teachers about pay, working conditions, and interactions with parents and students. But unlike in other states, state law bars them from going on strike. Clay Robison with the Texas State Teachers Association says because of that, their only...
A suspicious package scare at Cedar Ridge High School this morning. Students and staff were evacuated as a precaution around 10:45 this morning as Round Rock Police investigated. They determined the package was no threat and everyone was allowed back in the building about two...
Will Grote has been released from the hospital. He's one of the two men who were hurt badly when they set off a bomb in southwest Austin via tripwire. His family says he's doing well but has not elaborated on the extent of his injuries other than saying he had severe injuries to...
Last night, the Mendez Middle School community heard proposals from two community partners that want to partner with the school to provide opportunities to improve student performance. The two proposals came from Austin Voices for Education and Youth partnered with Talent...