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For half a century, the University Medical Center Brackenridge hospital towered above I-35 and 15 th Street – a landmark for hospital care for Austin and Travis County. Closed since May 2017, Central Health announced Wednesday the process to demolish the 9-story hospital tower...
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More than half of Austin's homeless population has been deemed "chronically homeless," which is about 30-percent higher than the national average. Bill Brice with the Downtown Austin Alliance says something needs to be done because the city council has moved far too slowly on...
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The former Hays County deacon who is accused of two counts of indecency with a child by contact has been arrested. 85-year-old Charles Sweet is in Travis County jail. His bond has been set at $200 thousand dollars. Austin Police are waiting for other victims of Sweet to come...
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An AISD elementary school in South Austin is getting a teaching kitchen courtesy of a famous New Orleans Chef. The Emeril Lagasse Foundation announced their third Emeril Lagasse Culinary Garden and Teaching Kitchen is coming to Cunningham Elementary School. In a video announcing...
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The GOP is starting to acknowledge the reality of climate change. Senator from Texas John Cornyn says "There is a growing consensus on is that the days of ignoring this issue are behind us, but the solution is not a massive government takeover of our energy industry that will...
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Fitch Ratings has upgraded Austin Energy’s bond ratings to ‘AA', up from a ‘AA-‘, for the city-owned utility. The ‘AA’ rating is assigned to approximately $465 million in Electric Utility System Revenue Bonds. Austin Energy is using proceeds from these bonds to acquire...
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Mayor Steve Adler, in partnership with City Council Member Natasha Harper-Madison and Early Matters Greater Austin , announced Wednesday the launch of the Family-Friendly Workplace initiative. Over 25 business leaders joined the Mayor at City Hall to kick off the program. "...
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The Austin Community College District will celebrate record high graduation numbers at its spring commencement. which will begin at 6 p.m. Friday, May 17, at Frank Erwin Center . More than 2,100 students are invited to participate. Graduation and completion number rates at ACC...
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A former Church Deacon in Hays County is facing indecency with a child by contact charges in Austin. APD Detective Eric Guevara said they reopened a 2012 child assault case after another now-adult survivor came forward about Charles Sweet now 85. Guevara said Sweets victims were...