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Round Rock Republican State Representative Larry Gonzales is resigning effective tomorrow. Gonzalez had said this would be his last term and did not file for re-election. The Texas Tribune reports a special election will be held for the remainder of his term which could be in...
(Photo: Austin Chronicle) Part of Cap Metro's Cap Remap is a First Mile/Last Mile pilot program for eligible northwest Austin bus riders to get a free ride to and from a couple of bus stops on Exposition Blvd. Cap Metro's Mariette Hummell says it's a partnership with RideAustin...
(Photo:KLBJ 590AM/99.7FM/Jon Cooley) The tedious nature of Council had some on the dais frustrated, including Mayor Protem Kathie Tovo and Counilmember Delia Garza . But in the end the Mayor Protem called it productive, when it came to Housing density. She saw consensus with her...
The Austin fire Department's Wildfire Division has sent a team out to the Davis Mountains in West Texas to help battle six wildfires that have touched off recently. So far that blaze has eaten up nearly 7000 acres of land. The help AFD is giving to crews in West Texas is also...
Austin council member Greg Casar will introduce a new resolution at the June 14 city council meeting that seeks to remove any jail time that may come with certain misdemeanor arrests. According to a post on the city council message board , Casar wants nonviolent misdemeanor...
Austinites are invited to a Driver’s License Recovery Clinic from 3 to 6 p.m. Friday, June 22, 1520 Rutherford Lane, Building 1 Auditorium. The purpose of the clinic is to help individuals who have lost their licenses due to Department of Public Safety surcharges. Licenses will...
Austin Transportation Department is now working with Waze, the crowdsourced traffic and navigation app, to provide traffic updates directly to residents and to better understand real-time road conditions in Austin. The Waze Connected Citizens Program, with over 500 partners...
The Texas Department of Transportation will extend the closure of the I-35 northbound lower deck through Wednesday night for paving operations, weather permitting. Stormy weather delayed paving operations on Sunday, so crews will need additional time to finish the work. During...
The Travis County Commissioners Court is seeking applications from qualified individuals to serve on the Travis County Children’s Protective Services Board. Terms are for three years. The Court wishes to fill several vacancies. The deadline for applications is 5:00 p.m. on...