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Thanks to slow permitting at City Hall, 5-G the latest wireless technology is not making much of a home for itself in Austin just yet even though it's already making big strides in other Texas cities. Scott Dunaway of the Texas 5-G Alliance explains Austin needs to get out of...
The Catholic Diocese of Austin says retired Bishop John McCarthy has died. McCarthy was the Bishop of the Diocese for 15 years. He retired in 2001. McCarthy was 88 and died at his home on Saturday. Funeral services are pending. As the third bishop of the Austin Diocese, Bishop...
Austin Police have launched an extended no-refusal period in an effort to keep drunks off the road from now through Labor Day weekend. TxDOT also is helping out, urging people to plan a sober ride home using its soberrides.org website says the agencies, Ryan LaFontaine. "Every...
The Third Court of Appeals has blocked Austin's paid sick leave ordinance. "The minimum amount of compensation established for workers, including the minimum amount of paid time off, is a decision entrusted by the Texas Constitution solely to the Texas Legislature," Attorney...
Despite AISD and APD's best efforts to deter people from illegally passing school busses while lights are flashing, tens of thousands of drivers continue to be violators. The Statesman reports that in the past two years over 35, 500 tickets have been issued with fines totaling $...
Three University of Texas professors have lost another legal round in their challenge to a Texas law allowing people with concealed-handgun licenses to carry weapons on public university campuses. The New Orleans-based 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Thursday refused to...
The Rosedale School is one of five AISD campuses that did not meet the state standard in this year's accountability rankings, but Rosedale is unique in that it's a school for special needs kids. Director of Accountability Debra Ready said they're appealing the rating because it'...
The Austin Transportation Department flags another problem created by the rise of motorized scooter rentals, and that problem is people who hop onto these things while they're drunk. Jason JonMichael with the transportation department said it's compounded by people who don't...
(Credit: LCRA) The Lower Colorado River Authority is beginning an 18-month project to remove and replace each of the nine floodgates at Tom Miller Dam in central Austin. The floodgates were installed during construction of the dam in the late 1930s. The $9.9 million project...