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The City of Austin Economic Development Department (EDD) is launching a new professional development training for artists called Artist Career Training. The 6-week program will increase participants’ knowledge on how to make their arts business sustainable and profitable. Austin...
Each year, Foreign Policy selects a list of people who it feels have made animpact on fields such as politics, diplomacy, science, and the arts. This year, the magazine is recognizing its honorees as Global reThinkers — individuals from around the world whose actions are...
Average retail gasoline prices in Austin have fallen 1.9 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.20/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 830 gas outlets in Austin. This compares with the national average that has fallen 3.5 cents per gallon in the last...
(Photo: Shutterstock by Tonktiti) A study out of Texas State University shows up to 19% of Texas students face some form of bullying and some parents are left asking how to put a stop to it. Austin ISD's Dianne Grovers said parents can do their part by opening up a line of...
(Photo: Shutterstock by Sean Pavone) Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush is narrowing down the plans for renovating the Alamo and the area around it. Bush told a San Antonio group that the main goal is historic preservation. "Making sure the church and the long barrack, the...
(Photo: Shutterstock By Kaspars Grinvalds) We're learning more about the plan to let some inmates at the Travis County jail use tablet computers provided at no cost to taxpayers or the county. Travis County Sheriff's Office Major Wes Priddy tells Commissioners how they plan to...
Austin has a trio of new murals to gaze upon now that Google Fiber has sponsored three artists to paint, believing it's part of the company's duty to the community. Representative, Daniel Lucio says that Google Fiber is interested in supporting the community and finding creative...
(Photo Shutterstock/ Sanit Fuangnakhon) Under state law, five of six dogs who mauled a Travis County woman to death in 2016 will have to be put down. Now the lawyer who represents the dogs' owner says that law needs to be amended. One of Terry Swanson's dogs has already been put...
(Photo courtesy City of Bee Cave) Plans to develop the $500 million dollar Backyard project in Bee Cave have come to a screeching halt. Bee Cave City Council voted down a redevelopment plan this week for the famed concert venue. The council was deadlocked 3-3 which killed the...