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A big change is coming to a stretch of I-35 in South Austin. TxDOT's Diann Hodges says starting tomorrow night you will have to take the Woodland exit to get to Oltorf. That will be a permanent closure. Southbound traffic will be reduced to one lane tomorrow night from 10pm...
The Non-profit Family Independence Initiative just received 1.3-million dollars from Austin area groups as the initiative sets up shop in the city. The Initiative's CEO Jesus Gerena says they want to take that money and give it to 250 low income families. at about $100 a month,...
There's a new course for Texas high school students to pass this year That class is about how to behave when teens are pulled over by the cops. Legislation mandates this class and was spearheaded by State Senator Royce West, who says there is a lack of trust in some communities...
It is time again to get that flu shot if you haven't already. Texas Med Clinic's Dr. David Gude says this year's will hopefully be more effective than last years. He says this year’s shot is made up of more strains of flu, four instead of last year’s three. He says everyone...
Get ready for another year of sticker shock as you renew your health insurance. Premiums are going up, and that's not all says USAA Director of Health Insurance Advice Sean Scaturro. He says things like deductibles will be going up as well. He says Medicare recipients also will...
DPS troopers are getting ready to crackdown statewide on people who don't stop for school busses when those red lights are flashing. Trooper Lonny Haschel says fines can be as high as $1,300. He says it’s just not worth it, and endangers the lives of kids getting on and off...
Austin Police Chief Brian Manley is urging caution and patience for those people trying to get around the downtown area and around Zilker Park the next two weekends. He says he wants to make sure everyone has a good time at ACL and everyone has a safe weekend. Manley says to...
Austin's traffic woes may be impacting employee retention rates. A survey by Austin-based Robert Half Staffing Agency shows bad commutes are driving a lot of people to up and quit their jobs. That survey finds one quarter of workers have resigned because of commute issues, and...
With October being breast cancer awareness month, you see a lot of pink. But scammers are picking up on that, which has brought about a phenomenon called "pinkwashing". Austin Better Business Bureau's Erin Dufner says that means someone who misleads you into buying something...