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Most economists surveyed by the National Association for Business Economics expect that a recession is in the near future, it's just a matter of when. Thirty-four percent of economists polled say they believe a slowing economy will tip into recession in 2021. Another 38% predict...
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Amid a firestorm of controvery surrounding the recent changes to Austin's homeless ordinance regarding camping in public, the Austin City Council has been unmoved, saying on more than one occasion that it stands by its decision to allow people to camp in most public spaces. But...
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Former Texas Longhorn football player Cedric Benson was pronounced dead over the weekend following a fiery crash at the intersection of 2222 and Mount Bonnell. The crash happened at one of two Mount Bonnell intersections off of 2222. While one of those intersections farther west...
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The Austin Community College Highland Campus will be back to full strength on Monday following multiple days of power outages. According to ACC officials, the power outage was due to nearby construction work that is being performed. The outages impacted all classes and activites...
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Former University of Texas running back Cedric Benson was killed in an overnight motorcycle crash that also killed a woman that was on the motorcycle with him. Police says a minivan hit the motorcycle in the 56 hundred block of Mount Bonnell Road around 10:20 Saturday evening...
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Three months after a vote in favor of extending a contract with producers of the show 'Live PD,' the Williamson County Commissioners Court on Tuesday will discuss putting an end to it. At issue is Commander Steve Deaton of the sheriff's department, whose recent social media...
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Texas health officials say they are looking into their first report of lung disease linked to e-cigarettes. There have been some 100 cases in 14 states, but this is the first in our state. Pulmonologist Steven Miller says vaping is dangerous. Miller says people with developing...
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Schools in Williamson County have restarted and members of the Wilco Sheriff’s Office, like Sgt William Baxter want drivers to remember the rules of the road in and around schools. Some of the most common traffic crimes in school zones are speeding, using a cellphone while...
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Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick has had a stent inserted in his chest after experiencing a heart blockage Thursday evening. A statement released by his staff says Patrick was experiencing significant chest pain Thursday and was taken to a hospital. The statement says a doctor at...