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An agreement in its final stages of approval would require the Seton Healthcare Family to pay the University of Texas $877,621 a year to lease UT-owned land for a new teaching hospital. That amount is based on the value of the land, said David Hilgers, a lawyer who helped...
Austin Energy officials unveiled a proposal Thursday to further increase the utility’s reliance on green energy — not as aggressively as a plan approved by the City Council last month, but in a way they say would protect customers from sharp rate hikes. The proposal calls for...
Torri Beemon, 32, has been arrested and charged with Aggravated Assault, 2nd Degree Felony. He is currently in custody in the Travis County Jail with a bond of $100,000. On Saturday, September 20th around 10 pm, APD North Central division officers were dispatched to an assist...
The Online Safety Roadshow is a Google program designed to educate parents and students on how to be more successful and safe online. During the program, Google highlighted important tips about Internet privacy and how middle school students can be smart about the content they...
Ellen Johnson with Austin Pets Alive says because of the recent influx of animals, the Austin Animal Center and Williamson County Regional Shelter have exceeded their capacity. “We really need their help right now. We encourage people to go to Austin Animal Center, Williamson...
Working as intended, two state laws passed in 2013 have fueled a larger-than-anticipated 83 percent decline in the number of Texas schoolchildren prosecuted in adult court for infractions such as disrupting a classroom, court figures show. Including other misdemeanor school-...
The first person to be diagnosed with Ebola in the United States, is also now the first person to die from it here. The Liberian man had been in isolation in Dallas since last week. Doctors were hoping to save Thomas Eric Duncan. His condition was downgraded over the weekend...
From Jarrell to Hays County the Austin region is full of urgent care clinics. Just like the one in Collin County in North Texas, the ones here are being extra vigilant to catch any potential Ebola cases. And some clinics are trying to catch them before they walk in. At Texas Med...
Nearly a month after the body of Colton Turner was found in a shallow grave, the man who oversees Child Protective Services admits the agency didn't do enough to prevent the tragic death. "Colton Turner is a terrible terrible case, and we did not do the right job and my staff...