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On Wednesday, July 27th Austin police displayed dozens of stolen power tools and a couple of dozen high-end bicycles for local media, all the results of an 18-month long investigation into at least two burglary rings that were working together. Some anxious Austinites who had...
Though the amount of freight being shipped by truck in the U.S. is up, there aren't enough drivers to meet the demand. The trucking industry has faced two driver shortages: quality and quantity. In recent years, concerns over quality have come first, with regulators scoring...
Extreme heat continued across Texas on Tuesday, leading to a second straight day of record power use and the declaration of a Level 1 energy emergency by the state's electric grid operator. No immediate relief is in sight for cities suffering with record highs, heavy water usage...
As the triple-digit temperatures stretch into August, Texas residents are blasting their air conditioners — and producing record-breaking demand on the electric grid that supplies 23 million customers in the state with power. Anticipating continuing strain on the state grid, the...
Drivers on their daily commute might notice a few new faces on the road. Starting Monday, a dozen digital billboards in Bexar County began flashing the photos and names of suspected DWI offenders. The subjects of the highway wanted posters are people with active warrants out for...
With the federal debt deadline nearing, a compromise negotiated by congressional leaders and President Obama easily passed the House on a 269-161 vote tonight. Democrats, despite much liberal outrage, divided evenly and Republicans voted overwhelmingly in favor of the debt deal...
Texas traded one source of uncertainty for another as Congress took steps to cement a deal to raise the federal debt limit Monday. Last week, states across the country were mulling the possibility of a federal default and what that would have meant for their own ability to pay...
Employment in Texas' oil and gas industry rebounded to its pre-recession highs while oil production solidified its return to the top of the fossil fuel ladder for the first time in more than a decade, according to an index of state energy activity. The Lone Star State employed...
Sen. John Cornyn said Monday that Republicans’ decision to push for a showdown on the federal debt ceiling was a search for leverage over President Barack Obama , even at some risk to the national economy. “What I was looking for and what other fiscal conservatives were looking...