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A genderless dress code is among the demands of a student-led petition in the Austin school district. The AISD dress code has been called sexist, racist, and humiliating. Liberal Arts and Science Academy junior Daylyn Gilbert is behind this petition, calling AISD's dress code...
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Austin Councilmember Jimmy Flannigan says the city is trying to address the temporary housing shortage for the homeless. Flannigan says Council has been willing to do what it takes last couple of years to allocate resources for the spectrum of homelessness. The hard part is...
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Austin Transportation, Capital Metro and the Corridor Program Office are collaborating to improve one of the highest-volume passenger corridors in the Capital Metro system. Construction began today on transit improvements to Guadalupe Street and Lavaca Street. This involves a...
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Austin gas prices have fallen 1.8 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.47/g today, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 830 stations. Gas prices in Austin are 0.4 cents per gallon lower than a month ago, yet stand 21.7 cents per gallon lower than a year ago...
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Williamson County Sheriff’s Office is joining forces with the Texas Department of Public Safety and local law enforcement agencies throughout Texas to increase seat belt use in anticipation of the busy summer driving season that starts Memorial Day weekend. Stepped-up...
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The Austin Police Department is pressing the city for an increase to non-consent towing fees, which has been $150 since 2006. Commander Eric Miesse says the current fee has fallen below the market rate, and thus the city is losing money. He says a rate increase would also put...
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In its haste to rewrite the Land Development Code, the City of Austin could be making crucial mistakes. So says the former Austin Neighborhoods Council, President David King. He believes one of the most critical parts involves what's called Transition Zones, which are areas...
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Calling out the attacks she sees on Muslims and other non-Christian faiths at an Iftar Dinner in Austin, controversial Minnesota Congresswoman Ilhan Omar called on people to come together against hatred. Looking at the hundreds who joined her at the dinner, Omar asked them to...
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Today, a new chapter begins for the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs. 26 people were shot to death during services there in 2017, and the old church building was torn down. Today, a new building is being dedicated. Pastor Frank Pomeroy says there have been many ups and...