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(Credit: City of Pflugerville) Pflugerville City Council awarded the $1.595 million construction contract for Wilbarger Creek Park to QA Construction Services Inc. at the Tuesday, March 12 City Council Meeting. Construction is expected to begin in April and includes playground...
(Credit: TxDOT) As part of a statewide effort to raise awareness, increase vigilance and report signs of human trafficking, the Texas Department of Transportation, in partnership with the Office of the Governor, law enforcement and industry partners, is launching its “On the...
(Credit: ACC) Austin Community College’s Highland Campus Building 1000 will remain closed through the week as crews repair damage due to a water leak that occurred over the weekend. The leak flooded portions of Building 1000, including several classrooms and a small section of...
Most Austin and Texas companies come to South By Southwest's Interactive Festival to woo customers or seek employees. One company, Cedar Park's Firefly Aerospace comes just to show off their rocket engines. Firefly's Eric Salwan says many people don't know there's a rocket maker...
Update: The University of Texas gave a written statement responding to the news one of their coaches is charged in the country's largest college acceptance scandal. After some internal work, they say there was only one incident dating back to 2015, and only involved one coach,...
UPDATE: A shortage of software engineers prompts an Austin-based startup to do something about it. A company called Code Pilot aims to make software engineering education easier and faster. Co-founder Cara McCarty says the software industry is booming. "Education institutions...
(Credit: Instagram) An Austin woman claims she was the victim of an assault in downtown recently, and she says she was singled out for wearing a red "Make America Great Again" hat. In a social media post, Haley Maddox says she was out with some friends visiting an unnamed bar...
(Credit: ACC) Austin Community College’s Highland Campus, Building 1000, remains closed Tuesday, 3/12, as crews continue work to repair damage due to a water leak. Building 1000 classes and events are canceled during this time. Limited student services will be available at...
(Credit: ATCEMS) Austin-Travis County EMS says it is well prepared for this year’s Spring Festival and SXSW festivities. Beginning at 4 pm on Tuesday, ATCEMS will activate its Patient Collection Point (PCP) and provide an increased downtown presence with additional medics on...