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(Photo: Shutterstock by background all) The number of people who have drowned on area lakes continues to grow, but there is one thing that would have prevented almost all of them, a life jacket. Cody Jones with Texas parks and wildlife says 85 percent of drowning deaths can be...
(Photo: Shutterstock by georgejmclittle) Telemarketers are getting smarter about finding ways to get you to pick up the phone. Will Wilquist with the Federal Communications Commission says they are using a technique called spoofing. That’s when a number is used by the...
(Photo: Shutterstock by Maridav) Even with the holiday this past week, and the increase in travel that went with it, gas prices stayed fairly steady. David Armbrister with AAA-Texas says the statewide average is $2.65 for a gallon of regular unleaded. The average price in Austin...
(Photo: Shutterstock by Roschetzky Photography) A near-billion dollar bond election is not necessarily going to be a slam dunk when the council returns to session. While the city council has chosen to go big with a possible $925-million bond package, there's still a lot of...
(Photo: Shutterstock by tonktiti) Parents can help their kids get ready for the next school year through a T-E-A funded website. The Texas Education Agency's Ronnie Burchett says with your kid's STAAR Access code found on their report card, you can go to Texas Assessment dot com...
(Photo: Shutterstock by Phillip Lange) A political action group is backing a petition drive to audit the City of Austin. The founder of the Travis County Taxpayers Union and former Austin Councilmember Don Zimmerman says a former City Hall insider is starting the drive...
(Photo: KXAN) Austin Police Chief Brian Manley says they need more witnesses to an late night arrest after video of the suspect getting punched in the face while he was on the ground went viral. The Chief says 23-year-old Justin Grant was armed with a knife, made threats against...
(Photo: Flickr) The Leadership at Austin's All Saints Episcopal Church say they are taking a Christian stand as members of the infamous Westboro Baptist Church is set on protesting their beliefs and the Episcopal convention. Reverend Michael Adams told his congregants that they...
A huge Austin tech corporation wants to give some local startup businesses a leg-up. Oracle Systems's Startup Ecosystems head JD Weinstein says they'll chose about 5 or 6 area startups and give them access to Oracle's networks, connections, and cloud credit, including mentoring...