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A hearing set for Oct. 18 in state district court in Bastrop could result in a landmark decision concerning the right of Texas landowners to protect the groundwater under their land from negative impacts by water marketers, according to a citizens group organized to protect...
(Credit: City of Kyle) Kyle City Council has unanimously voted to approve a development agreement with PGI Investments for their 47-acre property at Yarrington Rd. & I-35. “This property is planned for multi-use development including office space, an anchor store (either a...
(Credit: Screenshot/ Austin Police Department) Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo says inaction on gun control has "failed thousands of families" and is urging people to take a stand against gun violence following the mass shooting in Las Vegas a week ago. Acevedo tweeted Sunday...
(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...