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You've probably seen the offers, some kind of miracle pill that's being offered free, all you have to do is pay for shipping. Amy Rasor with the Better Business Bureau says that's not always what happens. She says you can get caught up in an automatic billing scam or be...
The Austin Tourism Commission wants to start a conversation about how Hotel Occupancy Taxes can be spent by cities that collect them. The State regulates how that money is spent and many times industry lobbying groups call shots. Vice Chair of the Tourism Commission Kate...
The 183 South Project remains on schedule for a 2020 completion. The project, when finished, will offer up a signal-free ride for drivers as a north-south alternative to I-35. CTRMA's Frank Leffingwell says, when all is said and done, this will rival other major roads in the...
If a new pet is at the top of your wish list this year, the Austin Animal Center can help. The shelter will waive adoption fees December 15 and 16 for their Home for the Pawlidays adoption event, making it easy to save a life this holiday season. All animals currently living at...
The Austin Police Operation Blue Santa needs volunteers to join in the fun of delivering packages to families and children starting at 8 a.m. Saturday, December 15, 2018. There is no need to sign up ahead of time. Those wishing to volunteer can simply arrive at the Austin Police...
This 275-square-foot headquarters will cost the city $150-million. Located in the Mueller Development, the council has purchased land for the headquarters instead of opting for the usual decision to lease -- something council member Alison Alter said will save Austin $30-million...
EMS Commander Mike Benavidas said morale has been building since Austin City Council approved their contract earlier this year which will add to a great start of 2019. But with the new year around the corner he is keeping his eyes open for what will inevitably come next. Looking...
(Credit: AISD) 2nd UPDATE: Austin ISD Police have canceled class for Friday (Dec. 14th) at Bowie High School as they continue to investigate the case of destructive vandalism. The school reports more than 75 glass doors and windows were destroyed. AISD Police are on the look out...
Austin City Coucnilmembers Ellen Troxclair and Ora Houston are sitting on the dais for the final time today as both are leaving office. To start today's council session the other city leaders shared some final thoughts and thanks to Troxclair, Council's Delia Garza said. And as...