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FROM THE CITY OF AUSTIN The City Council representative for District 10 will be decided by a run-off election between Sheri Gallo and Alison Alter, the top two vote recipients in the Nov. 8 election. The City of Austin and the League of Women Voters Austin Area Chapter will host...
Hays County Judge Bert Cobb, M.D., has reinstated the burn ban for unincorporated areas of Hays County effective immediately. After consultation with Hays County Fire Marshal Clint Browning, the decision was made based on continuing high winds and low humidity through much of...
As part of a nationwide 'Day of Action,' some fast food workers in Austin have joined in another protest for a higher minimum wage. Currently, federal minimum wage is $7.25/hour, but the protesters say they want $15/hour -- a more than 50% raise. The Ausitn protest kicked off at...
The district needs an overhaul. That's the word from an engineering consuting firm which has put the price tag for the upgrades at $88 million. Among the recommendations, all 16 of the district's portable buildings need to be replaced. Officials say the buildings have outlived...
The Austin Independent School District Board of Trustees voted on several items Monday night, including leaving trustees in the positions of power for another year. Also discussed were the dozens of targets set forth in October by Superintendent Dr. Paul Cruz, and the board...
A 17-year-old Vista Ridge High School student has been arrested and charged with arson after allegedly trying to burn down the school. According to an arrest warrant, Briana Wallick tried to set fire to the school by lighting a roll of toilet paper on fire in the girl's restroom...
UPDATE: Services for Santiago (Dos) Vega and his mother Cynthia Vega will be Friday, December 2: 4 pm visitation at Wilcox Funeral Home, 1805 US 281, Marble Falls, 78654 A rosary will be recited at 6 pm PREVIOUSLY: The two individuals who died in the car crash along SH 71 near...
4:20p.m. Update: Two sheds and four cars were lost in the fire. No homes were damaged, no injuries reported. 4 p.m. Update: Grass fire is considered contained. Roads are being opened in area, residents being allowed to return, bus routes returning to normal UPDATE: Numerous Fire...
The Texas Department of State Health Services and Cameron County Department of Health and Human Services today announced the first case of Zika virus disease likely transmitted by a mosquito in Texas. DSHS is supporting Cameron County’s response to the case and to the ongoing...