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Smart Cities Council, the world’s largest smart cities network, announced today that Austin, Indianapolis, Miami, Orlando and Philadelphia are the five winners of the Smart Cities Council Readiness Challenge Grant program. Over 130 cities were involved in the application process...
(Photo Credit: City of Austin) Currently there is an ordinance on the books in Austin which requires a car to be impounded if the driver is found to be without a license, or with a suspended license. Council member Ellen Troxclair has recently begun an effort to get the city...
(Photo Credit: Shutterstock) Following public outcry over the City of Buda's decision earlier this year to reintroduce fluoride into the drinking water, the plan was shelved and now the city has decided to put the issue on a ballot. Debate over the safety and efficacy of water...
(Photo Credit: Travis County Commissioners Court) Governor Greg Abbott has not backed down from his promise to punish cities and counties that defy immigration laws and harbor illegal immigrants. On Tuesday, the Travis County Commissioners Court was faced with the challenge of...
PfISD logo Pflugerville Independent School District Police Department (PfISD PD) in conjunction with the Pflugerville Police Department have one juvenile in custody after Pflugerville High School (PHS) was evacuated today after smoke was discovered in an upstairs bathroom at...
Westlake HS logo On Monday, February 6, 2017, Student Resource Officers were notified that a potential bomb threat was written on a bathroom wall at Westlake High School. TCSO immediately began an investigation to determine who wrote the words and implemented safety protocols to...
(Photo KLBJ Staff) FROM TRAVIS COUNTY FIRE MARSHALL'S OFFICE The Travis County Commissioners Court issued an Order Prohibiting Outdoor Burning (Burn Ban) in the unincorporated areas of the County. This is the first Travis County Burn Ban in 2017. “The National Weather Service...
(Photo KLBJ STAFF) The judge is confused. Travis County Commissioners weigh options to make up state funding shortfalls caused by their new Sanctuary Cities policy by Sheriff Sally Hernandez. This as lawmakers consider a Sanctuary Cities bill that punishes less up front but more...
Austin Water’s Wildland Conservation will conduct prescribed burns on 53 acres of the Water Quality Protection Lands on Wednesday, February 8. This tract includes the Slaughter Creek Trail. To ensure public safety the Slaughter Creek Trail will be closed to the public.Smoke may...