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(Photo: Shutterstock by Phillip Lange) As Capital Metro installs its new CEO Randy Clarke at the helm, a Travis County Commissioner is calling for the agency's revenue to be cut in half. Commissioner Gerald Daugherty thinks the one penny sales tax that the agency gets should be...
(Photo: Shutterstock by Alex Schmidt) Austin police say an officer working an accident scene has been injured by a hit-and-run vehicle. Authorities say the officer was not seriously hurt Saturday night but was taken to a hospital for evaluation. They say he was awake and...
(Photo: Shutterstock by g-stockstudio) The City of Austin votes to expand access to bicycles around town. Along with Austin B-Cycle, there's a new dockless bike-sharing pilot program that the council has green-lit, allowing companies to offer bicycles as-needed via stations...
(Photo: Shutterstock by Valentina G) Yet another group has come out in support of so-called 'dreamers'. The Texas State Teacher's Association says there about 2000 teachers who were brought here illegally as kids, and TSTA spokesman Clay Robison says they're very worried that...
(Photo: Shutterstock by trekandshoot) A Central Texas lawmaker calls the released FBI memo dangerous to democracy. Congressman Lamar Smith said Democrat members of the House Intelligence Committee fought against the release of the memo by the Trump Administration yesterday...
(Photo: Shutterstock by Alex Schmidt) The law that requires you to slow down and move over for emergency vehicles on the side of the road has been around since 2003, but people continue to ignore it. The Department of Public Safety is trying something new to get people to obey...
(Photo from Travis County Sheriff's Office) A man has been arrested and charged with murder in the overnight stabbing death of a woman in eastern Travis County. At 01:45 this morning deputies responded to a 911 call at 4604 Sojourner Street. Upon arrival, deputies detained a...
(Photo:Hays County Sheriff's Office/PIO) The Hays County Sheriff's Office is on the look out for a man in connection to a Dripping Springs drug bust earlier this week. One person was arrested and 150 marijuana plants along with stashes of meth and shrooms wee seized. But Justin...
Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar said today that state sales tax revenue totaled $2.67 billion in January, 9.1 percent more than in January 2017. “Growth in sales tax revenue occurred across all major economic sectors,” Hegar said. “The strong growth in revenue was led by...