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(Photo:Shutterstock/Madhourse) About 45 of the 90 schools in the Austin Independent School District that reported problems with their heating system have been fixed. AISD Officials say, without the heaters some classrooms were left at icy temperatures, making it uncomfortable...
(Photo:Shutterstock/yelantsevv) Travis County Parks plans to conduct a prescribed burn at Reimers Ranch Park on Monday, January 8, 2018. The prescribed burn will take place between 11 a.m. and 6 p.m., and will take two to four hours to complete. Travis County Parks is conducting...
(Photo: Shutterstock by Yuri Zap) Governor Abbott today proclaimed January 2018 as Human Trafficking Prevention Month in Texas. In addition to issuing this proclamation, Governor Abbott encouraged all Texans to learn more about the risks and indicators of human trafficking and...
(Photo: Shutterstock by Val Lawless) Beware if you are driving in the area of North Lamar and 38th streets this weekend. That intersection will be closed for waterline repairs says Austin Water Spokeswoman Richelle Brown. The reason for the closure said Brown is the replacement...
A Texas man charged with kidnapping the two daughters of a woman found dead in her Round Rock home is still a person of interest in at least one open murder investigation. Miles was well-known to Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's officials for domestic violence and drug complaints...
A state district judge in Bastrop has ruled in favor of four local landowners in a dispute over permits that allow massive amounts of groundwater to be pumped from Lee and Bastrop counties. Judge Carson Campbell’s January 4, 2018 order ruled that the Lost Pines Groundwater...
(Photo: Shutterstock By Jonathan Weiss) Sears is shuttering over a hundred stores nationwide, including the Sears Grand in North Austin. While he wouldn't attribute the shut down to more shoppers going online, Texas Association of Retailers president George Kelemen says the...
(Photo: Shutterstock by bodorka) The northeastern U.S. is being pounded by heavy snow and frigid temperatures and thousands of flights have been canceled. That's having an impact in Austin as well but Derick Hackett with ABIA said the northeast is no stranger to this kind of...
(Photo: Shutterstock by Olena Yakobchuk) Austin Mayor Steve Adler scoffs at comments made by acting ICE director Tom Homan, who says local officials who encourage illegal immigration should be jailed. Adler said not only will he continue to encourage anyone to live in Austin...