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(KLBJ FILE PHOTO) The law in Williamson County including Leander and Round Rock is doubling down on enforcing 'move over slow down' for the next three days. "It happens on every single road every single day." laments Leander Police Sgt. Ryan Doyle. He says they're doing this...
(Credit: City of Austin) Homeowners in Travis County have been dealing with sticker shock of late. The average rise in appraisal values has been 8%, and of course with a rise in value comes a rise in taxes. To offset that, more than 80,000 people have already filed protests with...
(Credit: Austin Police Department) The Austin Police Department has made numerous requests to the city council to find funding for a full staff. Despite their efforts, the council and mayor have not wanted to grant that request, instead choosing to fund other things around the...
(Credit: Manor Independent School District) Superintendent Dr. Royce Avery with the support of the Board of Trustees will hold seven community meetings to discuss the future of Manor ISD’s programs at the High School level. The first meeting is tonight at 6 p.m. at the Manor ISD...
(Image courtesy AISD) Austin school taxpayers continue to shoulder the burden of financing other schools under the Robin Hood plan as school vouchers are being considered in the state senate. Austin ISD school board president Kendall Pace says you account for about twelve...
UT logo A new study finds that helping patients understand colonoscopy alternatives and make a colorectal cancer screening choice based on their own values — combined with one-on-one support — dramatically increases screening completion among patients with historically lower...
(Credit: City of Austin) Austin Parks Foundation (APF), The Trail Foundation (TTF), and the City of Austin Parks and Recreation Department (PARD) announced today the funding of a collaborative planning study for the future of Seaholm Waterfront, the historic Seaholm Intake...
(Credit: Shutterstock) Police were investigating reports of a body seen in Waller Creek. Austin-Travis County EMS says the body was found near 11th Street and Red River on Sunday afternoon, and the person was dead at the time they arrived. At this point, Austin police say the...
Austin's festivals are known to atract thousands of people, but with that comes parking headaches for everyone involved. But some neighborhoods in South Austin have been battling the problem of on-street parking for many years, and now the city has decided to take action. During...