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Austin based Whole foods has a new policy for it’s executives. They are no longer allowed to post messages on online message boards. The policy comes months after investigators found the company founder, John Mackey had been posting messages for eight years under another name...
The Education Department's inspector general says he'll review whether federal money is being misspent on programs by a company founded by Neil Bush. A Washington-based watchdog group called Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington called for the inquiry into Austin-...
When it comes to preparing high school graduates for college, a state panel says Texas is not getting the job done. The Commission for a College Ready Texas says there are several ways to improve the path for college-bound students. Commission chairman Sandy Kress says one would...
A Stony Point High School student is pepper sprayed by police on campus. School officials say the sixteen year old boy was disrespectful to school administrators when he was questioned about stealing pizza from the cafeteria on Monday. Round Rock Police officers provide the...
Austin Police take on traffic, refocusing efforts to cut down on the number of fatal traffic wrecks. The recent reorganization at APD will free up additional motorcycle officers to monitor the roads. It's one of several changes Traffic Enforcement Commander Mike Nyert hope will...
Mayor Nyle Maxwell announced this morning that he will not be running for re-election this spring, saying he wants to spend more time with his family. Maxwell said his decision was easier to make because he has extreme confidence in the sitting City Council. Maxwell is in his...
Austin Police are looking for a man suspected of a violent robbery back on August 20th in the 900 block of Rutland Drive. Police say while the victim was waiting for the bus a the man came up from behind and knocked them to the ground and took the persons wallet. Shortly after...
The Austin Independent School District will be unveiling the state's first new energy-saving plug-in hybrid school bus today. Chris Hafezizadeh with AISD Transportation says, this bus will be used in the district's southern section while they compare data to another bus that...
Police from several agencies descend on a parking garage near the State Capitol this morning, after a report of a man with a gun on a rooftop. It's a police call that can make an officer's heart skip a beat in Austin, even 41 years after the U-T Tower massacre. But police find...