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STATE WATER PLAN Global warming not considered in water plan, scientist warns A top scientist is warning that a new state water plan adopted this week may be insufficient because global warming wasn't taken into consideration. The Texas Water Development Board approved the new...
Life as a UT freshman for 18-year-old Tyler Cross seemed good. He was a was a member of the UT Lacross Club team and a pledge for the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity. Now, investigators are trying to figure out how he fell to his death from the 5th story balcony of his University...
Life as a UT freshman for 18-year-old Tyler Cross seemed good. He was a was a member of the UT Lacross Club team and a pledge for the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity. Now, investigators are trying to figure out how he fell to his death from the 5th story balcony of his University...
On Friday Nov 17th from 9:00-4:00 p.m. at SafePlace the Travis County Sheriff's Office, SafePlace, Women's Advocacy Project and community partners will train law enforcement and school personnel on teenage dating violence awareness and prevention. This collaboration was created...
The Austin City Council clears the way for a developer to tear down the Stoneridge apartment complex on south Lamar and replace it with a newer, larger complex. That vote came over the objection of current residents like David Hewitt, who says he won’t be able to afford the rent...
Austin City Council Members say they were over-due for a raise, which is why they voted unanimously to increase their own salaries. Council Member Brewster McCracken says during the past six years, the city’s rank-and-file employees have gotten several pay raises, along with the...
Holiday shoppers at the Round Rock outlet mall and the new Ikea could get frustrated with on-going construction. The state road department's Chris Bishop says recent progress on the I-35 frontage road, includes two new lanes as you approach University Blvd. In the spring, Bishop...
19 units in a Pflugerville apartment complex go up in smoke Friday afternoon. The fire broke around 1:30 in the Hampton Apartments near Wells Branch Parkway and Thermal Lane, quickly engulfing most of one building. Pflugerville Fire officials tell us only one building was...
The State Board of Education today gave final approval to rules requiring high school students to take four years of math and science. The 15-member board unanimously approved guidelines to implement a new state law adding a fourth year to the current minimum of three years in...