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The wage gap continues to widen for workers in Austin. Brian Kelsey with Civic Analytics tells the City Council for the most part, pay is not keeping up with the cost of living in Austin, "Nobody's really gained much over the past ten years, on average. But you can see we haven'...
As the battle for "open carry" was waged on the house floor on Friday, an unlikely open carry supporter cheered on from his church office. Sterling Lands II is the pastor of Greater Calvary Bible Church in East Austin. He says owning a gun wasn't an issue until the Emancipation...
Nothing but blue sky today for many in Central Texas -- and just west of Austin in Lakeway -- neighbors spent the day outside cleaning up after Saturday night's storm. Hail damaged some Lake Travis school buses by knocking out mirrors, turn signals and lights. The buses are now...
April is National Child Abuse Prevention month. The Travis County Child Protection Team say they're redoubling efforts to coordinate Child Protective Services and law enforcement on all cases. Family and Protective Services Commissioner John Specia says we need to pay close...
Thunderstorms and torrential rain Friday brought possible tornadoes in South Texas, flooding to Houston and lightning that police said caused an explosion sending flames into the air from an oil tank south of San Antonio. Forecasters said more severe weather is expected in the...
The San Marcos Nature Center invites the public to volunteer at the center, 430 Riverside Drive, on Saturday April 18 at 9 a.m. in early celebration of Earth Day on Wednesday, April 22. “Spring is a busy time in our gardens, and with Earth Day being on a week day, we know that...
The Senate has approved its budget featuring $4-plus billion in property tax cuts. The House is advancing its plan spending slightly more on Texas' first-ever sales tax reduction. As both chambers speed toward a tax-cut showdown that could leave the roughly $210-billion state...
AUSTIN -- The Reggae Festival is scheduled to happen Saturday after rainy weather conditions cancelled the event at Auditorium Shores Friday. Read More: http://www.kvue.com/story/news/local/2015/04/18/austin-reggae-festival-reopens-saturday/25982349/
Taylor police say they've made an arrest in the shooting death of a Taylor man last month. Chief Henry Fluke says they've filed Capitol Murder charges against 18 year old Dwayne Rivens-Baker of Harker Heights with the shooting death of 19 year old Aaron Gault, "...and on April...