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(Credit: City of Cedar Park) The City of Cedar Park and Williamson County hosted a ceremonial groundbreaking ceremony for Fire Station Number 5 on Monday, October 2, at 4 p.m. at 1501 Cottonwood Creek Trail. This new fire station will house the Cedar Park Fire Department as well...
(image courtesy UT) Several buildings across the University of Texas are without power this afternoon. UT Police say twelve buildings including the library were affected. Back up power is being restored to the buildings but no one is sure why the power went out in the first...
(Credit: Austin Chamber of Commerce) The Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors voted to support a number of concerns relevant to Central Texas. The board took the following actions during its regularly scheduled board meeting on Sept. 28: Austin Chamber Board...
(Credit: Central Health District) Central Heatlh is ramping up Affordable Care Act (ACA) enrollment efforts in Central Texas and advising residents not to delay signing up for 2018 health insurance plans. The open enrollment period for the ACA’s Health Insurance Marketplace...
(photo:shutterstock By 135pixels) All apartments, condos and other commercial properties in Austin need to have enough containers dedicated to recycling for the Universal Recycling Ordinance. Properties also need to provide annual reports to the city, describing what recycling...
(photo:shutterstock/ By Digital Storm) Today, Oct. 1, is the first day of National Fire Prevention Month, and the Austin Fire Department is hoping you will two a couple of things to keep yourself safe. First, make an escape plan and practice it together, regularly! And second,...
(photo: shutterstock By Maridav) The price of gasoline continues to drop, with AAA Texas reporting the state average today is $2.41. In Austin, the average is around 2.46 for regular unleaded. El Paso has the highest average prices and Amarillo has the lowest. AAA spokesman...
(photo:shutterstock/ By Rrraum) The millennial generation is showing different spending habits compared to older Americans. A bankrate.com survey gives a glimpse at how this younger generation spends what it makes. Bankrate's Robin Saks-Frankel said millennials spend just over...
(photo: shutterstock/Ricardo Garza) A group called "Take Back the Trail" held a group run this morning and followed that up with a self defense class. The group is planning another free self defense glass on Sunday Oct. 15 at 9 a.m. at Ricky Guerrero Park. Tomorrow the Austin...