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At its June 5 meeting, the Hays County Commissioners Court placed the unincorporated areas (including extra territorial jurisdictions) of the county under an immediate burn ban following a report from Fire Marshal Clint Browning which cited a climbing drought index and concerns...
The Austin Community College District (ACC) Board of Trustees certified a petition Monday night from Pflugerville ISD residents interested in putting an ACC annexation item on the ballot this November. The Pflugerville Friends 4 ACC committee, composed of residents from the...
(Photo: KXAN) That overturned cement mixer that spilled over 80,000 pounds of concrete in Leander is still not cleared. A speeding pickup truck hit the mixer truck. The concrete has to be removed before the truck can be righted. 183A service road at FM 2243 is expected to remain...
Austin-based TreeHouse citing a lack of support for more than one store in the Austin area, is relocating its headquarters to Dallas. The Statesman reports TreeHouse recently expanded to Dallas and Plano. Described as a cross between the Apple Store and Home Depot, TreeHouse...
(Photo: Stateman) A new sound wall is going up this Summer in Round Rock to combat traffic noise. TxDOT's Brad Wheelis explains it's because of the recent expansion of FM 1431 from four to six lanes. Wheelis says the $830 thousand dollar project is expected to begin this Summer...
Lawyers from Attorney General Ken Paxton’s office today urged the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit to overturn last year’s district court decision ordering Texas to provide taxpayer funding to Planned Parenthood. During oral arguments, the attorney general’s legal team...
Austin Parks Foundation (APF), The Trail Foundation (TTF), and the City of Austin Parks and Recreation Department (PARD) announced today the results and recommendations of the planning study for the future of the historic Seaholm Intake structure and its surrounding parkland...
The Austin Police Department is searching for 7-year-old Isaac Salazar. He's described as being four feet tall with brown hair, brown eyes, and wearing an orange shirt and gray shorts. Police are looking for an unidentified man said to be driving a dark blue, 2017, Kia, Sportage...
Overnight, heavy rain and wind swept through the Austin-area, toppling some power lines, knocking down branches, and leaving some area low-water crossings closed down. In East Austin, rescue crews were forced to cut their way through a small trailer to rescue a man and a woman...