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(Credit: Michael and Susan Dell Foundation) A big announcement fom Michael Dell, founder of the Dell Computer Corporation, and his wife, Susan. The Dells said this week they plan to commit an additional $1-billion to their charitable foundation, which would more than double the...
(Photo:(KLBJ)590AM/99.7FM KLBJ/Jon Cooley) Dozens of comunity leaders, veterans and more joined with the country's oldest living veteran for his 111th birthday Thursday. Richard Overton of east Austin was honored by officials like Austin Mayor Steve Adler, University of Texas...
Hutto site map of the Co-Op District In 2004, the City of Hutto purchased over 25 acres where the original Co-op Gin was located, with the intention of generating private sector investment interest to develop the property into a mixed-use district. Over a decade later, the...
(KLBJ FILE PHOTO) Abnormally dry conditions have returned to the Austin area. Unseasonably warm weather and not much rain prompt a change in the US Drought Monitor's status for Austin/Travis County area. "For the first time in several months is now showing that the Austin area,...
WCSO logo The Williamson County Sherriff’s Office has been made aware of a scam involving a fraudulent caller who identifies him or herself as a deputy with the Williamson County Sheriff’s Office. According to the reports the caller stated that the victim had an outstanding...
Photo: Shutterstock The mild Central Texas winter could mean a more active mosquito season. Austin Public Health wants all residents in Travis County to do their part to limit exposure to mosquitoes and the diseases they carry including Zika and West Nile viruses. Zika primarily...
(Photo credit: City of Austin) The City of Austin has earned national recognition as the ninth best employer in the United States by Forbes Magazine in its list of “America’s Best Employers.” This is an improvement to last year’s 22nd rank in the same poll. The list ranks the...
A $1 million lawsuit has been filed against a Northwest Austin senior citizen center. The suit claims the facility didn't properly supervise its employees. It happened when video surfaced showing Carlos Santacruz smearing feces on an Alzheimer's patient at Windsor Nursing and...
(KLBJ FILE PHOTO) Austin's firefighters are looking for extra cash from Austin City Council to cover overtime expenses. During an abbreviated Council meeting today, Austin Fire Department will ask the city to transfer three point five million dollars from a reserve fund to the...