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What's proposed is making it illegal to use or hold a portable device. Instead, you must use a blue tooth and hands-free device. However, not every car on the road has blue-tooth capacity. Assistant Police Chief Brian Manley was part of the task force that researched and created...
About 70,000 Central Texas wastewater customers were billed incorrectly during the city's "snow days". Austin Energy's Carlos Cordova says in order to get a correct average, meters have to be read three times during specific periods, and the potentially icy conditions created...
An employee of the Texas Parks and Wildlife department is dead following an accident at the A.E. Wood State Fish Hatchery in San Marcos. Melissa Millicam with the city of San Marcos says it appears he was working 20 - 30 feet underground in a chamber at the time of his death...
In a unanimous vote, the board has selected Admiral William McRaven as its sole finalist for the job. McRaven is no stranger to the University of Texas; he received a bachelors degree in Journalism in 1977 from the UT Austin campus, later becoming a Navy Seal. As Commander of US...
Scott & White Clinic in Cedar Park is doing something no one else in Central Texas is doing: computerized ADHD testing. Pediatrician Dr. Arti Lal says how long it takes depends on the age of the person being tested. She says,"It takes 15 minutes for children 6 to 14 years of...
Not everyone is on board with giving Charles Schwab an additional 8 and a half million dollars in tax rebates from Travis County. Resident David King says he wants more information disclosed from the investment firm before he decides if it's worth it, "The Charles Schwab...
Travis county is in the process of building a new Texas Indigent Defense Commission. Commissioners gave final approval to funding the new office today. The county's Debra Hale says the goal of creating such an office is to improve the quality of indigent representation in the...
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Attorney General Greg Abbott's office is arguing that the U.S. Constitution allows Texas to ban same-sex marriage to promote the birth of children in "stable, lasting relationships." Abbott's office filed a brief Monday with the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of...
Homes are selling faster in Austin than anywhere in the country at the moment. That’s the conclusion of California-based ZipRealty Inc. (Nasdaq: ZIPR), an online real estate brokerage and research company. The survey, which crunched numbers from the Multiple Listing Service,...