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Williamson County is among the healthiest in Texas, according to the latest county health rankings from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The Foundation's Joe Marx authored the report, saying a big focus this year was on what he calls the "severe housing cost burden". Findings...
Former State Senator Wendy Davis weighs in on legislation designed to block taxpayer dollars from Planned Parenthood. SB-22 would block local governments from entering into a contracts with healthcare providers that perform abortions of are affiliated with ones that do, State...
(Credit: Shutterstock) Dockless scooters remain one of the bigger mobility challenges the City of Austin is currently facing. Seemingly overnight, the scooters hit the streets and their ridership numbers have steadily grown ever since, sending city leaders scrambling for a way...
(Credit: APD) The Austin Police Department (APD) has $25,000 to train local counselors within the non-profit and private sectors to provide counseling to survivors of trauma. The goal being to train said counselors in utilizing a psychotherapeutic treatment known as Eye Movement...
Texas property owners have formed Texans for Property and Rental Rights, a coalition of homeowners, property rights advocates, local businesses and trade associations committed to a strong and vibrant Texas economy. Leaders from the group today released an open letter ( http://...
2nd Update: Austin Police are still hunting down leads after SXSW's final days ended with an officer involved shooting and violence. APD Chief Brian Manley said SXSW has the department putting more cops on the ground than at any other point in the year but added this year has...
Austin City Councilmember Greg Casar is set on learning more about APD’s use of No knock raids. That's According to a post on his Facebook page, where Casar says he wants to see if any changes need to be made or if the practice should be done away with. APD Assistant Chief Todd...
Developers will now be on the hook to help fund new road projects in Round Rock. Mayor Craig Morgan has said on more than one occasion that putting some of the burdens on developers has not been an easy decision, but he calls it a necessary one to manage the city's rapid growth...
Travis County Officials hope to have one plan picked for the Steiner Ranch's evacuation route before a community meeting slated for next month. The County's David Greear says they've whittled it down from 12 to three and the most promising one is a new general use road that...