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The Georgetown Electric Utility is anticipating a rise in utility rates this year, and it appears as though it's the customer who is to blame. 2016's mild summer saw lower electric bills all over the state. The utility says customers didn't use their A/C as often as normal,...
The Texas Education Agency has relesed preliminary ratings for schools across the state, and many in the Austin-area have a lot of work ahead of them. The actual grading system won't be put into effect until next year. The rating system grades in four different areas: D1:...
Cedar Park Police served a search warrant alongside members of the Central Texas Regional SWAT Team, ATF, the DEA, ICE, and DPS yesterday morning that resulted in taking more than half a pound of cocaine off the streets and removing eight firearms, including one stolen weapon,...
If you voted a straight ticket in the last election you are by no means alone. Austin Community College Center for Public Policy Director Beck Young says statewide-straight ticket or brand voting is dominant way people vote. "In Travis County the straight ticket vote was...
UPDDATE: Miguel Gonzales, 20, was taken into custody without incident yesterday afternoon. PREVIOUSLY: On Saturday, December 10, 2016 at approximately 3:30 a.m., Austin Police officers responded to a Robbery by Threat call at the parking lot of the Yellow Rose located at 6528...
On December 28, 2016 an inmate notified Corrections Officers of her need to see Jail Medical Staff. The medical professional who examined her determined that she required transport to the hospital. She was immediately transported to the Emergency Room at UMC Brackenridge where...
The Lakeway Police Department's facilities have been around for many years. As the city continues to grow, so does the police department, and Mayor Joe Bain says the building can no longer sustain the growth. "Based on City Council’s Capital Improvement Plan discussions and...
An analysis from Austin Community College’s Center for Public Policy and Political Studies (CPPPS) reveals straight-ticket voting in the 2016 November general election constituted nearly two-thirds of all votes cast statewide. In the 37 counties that accounted for 80 percent of...
The Manor ISD Board of Trustees, with support from Superintendent Dr. Royce Avery, passed a resolution at a special-called meeting Wednesday 7-0 calling on the Texas Legislature to repeal the rating system utilizing A through F grades for schools and districts. The resolution...