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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...
News of California’s raging wildfires have lit a fire under wildfire mitigation specialist Chris Rea to sign Lakeway residents up for free home ignition zone assessments. Experiments, models, and post-fire studies have shown homes under threat from wildfire ignite due to the...
Here in the Austin-area, four districts -- Lake Travis, Round Rock, Eanes, and Dripping Springs -- all received an A. The Austin school district, along with Georgetown and Pflugerville received a B. So did Leander, which otherwise would've gotten an A but because one school -...
You might see some people taking over a parking space or two around town one day next week but not have their car in it. The City of Austin's Transportation Department encourages you to participate in the annual (PARK)ing Day, where parking spaces get transformed into parklets...
(Credit: KLBJ Staff) The Austin Police Department (APD) will be conducting an extended No Refusal Initiative for the upcoming Labor Day holiday. This initiative will take place from August 17, 2018 through September 3, 2018 and will be operational 3 p.m. - 5 a.m. daily. This...
The Georgetown school board will decide whether or not to approve a new bond package this fall. The last time voters approved a package was back in 2015 for $160.5-million, but as Scott Firth with the Citizens Advisory Committee points out, Georgetown ISD's growth is booming and...