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Dockless electric scooter regs come up before the Urban Transportation Commission this afternoon. The Austin Transportation Department will wrap up its tour of board and commissions with proposed modifications to the bicycle ordinance to include micro-mobility devices. The...
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While Austin tries to grapple with affordability, the US Tariff and trade war is adding to home costs. The US trade and tariff war with China will hit your pocketbook. Economist Dr. Ray Perryman said tariffs on commodities have already raised the cost of home construction by $6,...
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Massive, destructive floods such as those caused by Hurricane Harvey in 2017 are a stark reality in Texas, but so are prolonged ground-cracking droughts. In a perfect world, there would be a way to capture water from rivers during storms and other high-flow times and save it for...
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The Austin Police Department (APD) will unveil their newest police memorial Tuesday evening at 8 p.m. The memorial wall dedication will take place at the Public Safety Training Academy located at 4800 Shaw Lane. "This wall was built as a promise to our fallen heroes, that we...
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Tasha Schweikert won a bronze medal in the 2000 Olympics. She claims she and her sister were sexually abused by now-convicted child molester and former USA Gymnastics Doctor Larry Nassar when they were training in Texas. Schweikert said lawmakers in Texas have a moral duty to...
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Next month, the Austin school board will take another look at changes to the dress code. Female students typically account for the majority of those dress code violations, and board member Amber Elenz felt many AISD staffers don't address code violations properly, especially...
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The Texas Department of Transportation will temporarily close the I-35 mainlanes in alternating directions on Tuesday, May 14, from 9 p.m. until 5 a.m. and on Wednesday, May 15, from 9 p.m. until 5 a.m. for the demolition of the Posey Road bridge over I-35 in San Marcos. During...
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The Austin Police Department has said for many years that its staffing levels were too low, at times even critical. On Friday, 48 new officers were commissioned as part of the 140th cadet class, but even with the two-dozen fresh faces, the department still finds itself in a...
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(Credit: Office of Texas Attorney General) Attorney General Ken Paxton has announced the Child Exploitation Unit of his office arrested James Scott Scruggs, 44, of Leander, on three counts of possession of child pornography, a third-degree felony. A statement from Paxton's...