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(Photo Shutterstock/Toa55) Gov. Greg Abbott's veto of air quality programs is not making Travis County Commissioners breathe easier. Now they're scrambling to find replacement money for them. Trouble is the money that's already been acquired and is being acquired can't be spent...
Photo: APD On Monday, May 29, 2017 at approximately 5:00 p.m., Austin Police officers responded to a Robbery at an ATM located in the 2200 block of East Riverside Drive. A vehicle drove up and one suspect approached the victim and demanded her money and acted as if she had a...
Photo: Austin Energy When it comes to providing electric service, Austin Energy does things a little differently than other utilities because it's one of only a handful of community-owned utilities for large cities in the nation. The annual Affordable Energy Summit will provide...
(Credit: Associated Press) Eight men will appear in court on the western Greek island of Zakynthos in connection with the beating death of a 22-year-old American tourist outside a bar last week. The eight - six Serbs, one Greek and a British national of Serb origin - were to...
(Credit: City of Austin) A new study from the McCombs School of Business at The University of Texas at Austin and the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) finds that new homes in Texas built to meet green building standards such as LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental...
(Credit: Williamson County) Williamson County is hosting a public open house on Thursday, July 13, to share information and collect input on the Corridor F / US 183. The County is developing a plan for Corridor F / US 183, from SH 29 to the Williamson County Line, which includes...
Photo: City of San Marcos The City of San Marcos is seeking help from the public identifying the person or people who spray-painted an ancient cypress tree on Thompson’s Island. The damage was discovered July 1. It is believed the offense took place sometime the week before. The...
Photo: Shutterstock Austin Police report at 12:30 am, Saturday, July 8, the preliminary investigation shows that a silver 2008 Nissan Sentra was traveling southbound in the 8500 block of FM 2222 when it drifted off the right side of the roadway and struck the end of the guard...
(Photo YouTube) It's not a question of if but when a natural disaster like a flood or wildfire will hit Travis County. Now County Commissioners want UT to study evacuation scenarios. They're going to ask the University of Texas to help them with evaluating and modeling...