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On Sunday night, the Austin Fire Department opted to extend the waterway ban that has been in effect since last week's heavy rains. Fire Chief Joel Baker says the ba includes the following areas: Lady Bird Lake; Mansfield Dam downstream to Commons Ford Park; and Walsh Boat...
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We will get a chance in November to decide the funding source for major cancer research in Texas. The issue is continuing the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas, or CPRIT, which was created by voters in 2007. Austin Senator Kirk Watson says it is critical that...
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Since 2011 Austin's car insurance rates have jumped 45 percent. That's according the the State of Auto Insurance Report from Austin-based insurance search engine The Zebra. Market Insights Director Allyssa Connally pinpoints who's paying the most. "One of the most expensive zip...
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CAMPO has set aside 25-million dollars for a major improvement to 620 in North West Austin. TxDOT's Diann Hodges said the intersection of 620 at Anderson Mill Rd is a major congestion point and the two roads will be grade separated. In this case that would mean taking the 620...
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The Texas Senate approves a bill to better train teachers to better educate special needs students. Senator Eddie Lucio sponsored the bill, saying that we can no longer rely on programs of the past to ensure special needs students get the education they need. The bill would...
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The State Senate passes a bill to study the impact of current treatment programs for eating disorders and how they can be improved. Senator Nathan Johnson sponsored the bill. He says right now, more than 70 percent of those people suffering from eating disorders don't seek...
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The quarterly Housing report for Q1 2019 is out by Texas Realtors. Austin's home sales were up just over one percent compared to this time last year. Texas Realtors Board Chairman Trey Bates says inventory continues to be an issue. Bates says the median price was flat at $295...
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The Electric Reliability Council of Texas, which runs the state's power grid, says this summer could see record-breaking electricity usage. ERCOT's Leslie Sopko says the grid could reach maximum generation capacity on the hottest days. ERCOT says demand across the state has been...
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In what is being called "unprecedented" for the City of Cedar Park, the Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization on Monday approved major funding to improve the 183A toll. Assistant City Manager Sam Roberts says it's still too early to know for sure when construction may...