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The City of Austin is asking its residents and business owners to follow a mandatory watering schedule despite recent rainfall. Austin is in the stage one level which means watering is limited to twice a week. City crews are out looking for violators who are running irrigation...
That's the explanation for the bags of garbage left sitting on curbs Monday in Arlington, North Richland Hills and Southlake -- cities served by Duncan Disposal. Cities told residents that they could put out their garbage for Monday pickup as usual and that Duncan crews would...
A federal lawsuit filed Tuesday by the U.S. Department of Justice challenges the constitutionality of an Arizona law designed to crack down on illegal immigrants, saying immigration enforcement is not a job for the nation's states. Attorney General Eric Holder said the lawsuit,...
The 15 gallons of tar balls gathered from Texas beaches and attributed to the BP oil spill over the holiday weekend are a small fraction of what may be on the way — or is already here. In addition, six barrels of weathered and sand-crusted oil cakes were scooped up at the...
A contractor that said Texas stands to reap a windfall from a vanity license plate auction at Cowboys Stadium promoted the sale using exaggerated results from other states. My Plates, the company Texas hired to run the sale, has acknowledged that it erred in an announcement last...
Alongside textbooks and technology, Texas school districts have doled out stimulus money to car dealerships, Atmos Energy and neighboring cities. Why? It's hard to tell. Districts must report whom they've paid when they spend at least $25,000 in stimulus funds, but don't have to...
Bill White criticized Rick Perry’s proposal to slow tuition increases by constraining operating costs after a candidate forum hosted by the League of Women Voters on Monday. “After 9.5 years as governor, it’s a little late to start looking for operating efficiencies,” White said...
Jerry Cabluck created a photo exhibit in the foyer at the Cornerstone Assistance Network building just east of downtown. In one picture, a man with a shaved head and dark-rimmed glasses walks hand in hand with his wife. His young son and two daughters, also holding hands, walk...
Now might be a good time to stock up on slacks, polo shirts and button-down blouses — if you're a teacher in San Antonio Independent School District. The district is in the process of revising its employee dress code. The guidelines under consideration stop short of requiring...