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(Credit: Texas Department of Transportation) In an effort to reduce pedestrian fatalities along I-35 in Austin, the Texas Department of Transportation is taking the message “Stay Alive, Don’t Cross I-35” to both businesses and the interstate itself. TxDOT’s Austin District...
Lawmakers in Washington are scrambling to see what's in a massive government funding bill that includes border security provisions and more before tomorrow's shutdown deadline. Austin area Congressman Chip Roy tells KLBJ's Mark and Melynda he's not happy about it. Roy says he's...
San Marcos Police are investigating their first murder of the year. Yesterday police were called out to a condo complex on Aquarena Springs Drive where 20-year-old Aaron "Jack" Jackson Peterman was found dead with a single gunshot wound. Police are treating it as a robbery...
More work needs to be done to overhaul of the state’s broken foster care system. Department of Family and Protective Services Commissioner Hank Whitman told lawmakers today the next round of changes will be dictated by a federal appeals court in New Orleans, but until their...
More than 300 students reportedly walked out of McNeil High School in Round Rock today as a student read out loud the names of those killed in school shootings. The walk-out happens on the one-year anniversary of the school shooting at Stoneman High School in Florida that killed...
The female peregrine falcon that lives at the University of Texas tower year round, affectionately nicknamed "Tower Girl" may have found a mate, just in time for Valentines Day. UT Professor Tim Keitt said they have a camera on her nesting box, and she's been spotted with a male...
Amazon has officially pulled the plug on its HQ2 in New York City. Sources say the company will not search for another location. It will continue to add jobs at its location in Virginia and other tech hubs around the country.
Opportunity Austin, the Greater Austin Chamber's five-county economic development initiative, announced wealth management firm Aspiriant has opened an office in Austin. “Aspiriant’s expertise and forward-thinking model in wealth management further emphasize the Austin region’s...
Today, Senior Education Policy Advisor Kara Belew testified before members of the House Committee on Public Education on the Texas Public Policy Foundation’s public education plan, Right on Education: Texas’ Agenda to Restore Money to the Classroom and Eliminate the Main School...