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A decision by OPEC and Russia to cut oil production will be a huge benefit to the Texas oil industry says economist Tom Tunstall. He says Texas producers will quickly take up the slack created by the production cuts, and those cuts also will mean the price of oil will rise...
County leaders aren't ruling out public transit options for Lake Travis' new low-income housing development: Travis County Commissioner Gerald Daugherty is optimistic that Lake Travis may one day see some form of public transportation, but being that Lake Travis is not in Cap...
State Senator Kel Seliger (R- Amarillo) filed Senate Bill 223, to delink the elected class retirement annuity calculation from the salary of district judges. Since 1991, the salary used to calculate the service retirement annuity for elected officials, such as state senators,...
The U.S. Postal Service is prepared for the holiday season and will offer extended retail hours at many locations. Whether customers need to ship it quickly or have plenty of time, the Postal Service has an option that will make shipping convenient and affordable. Extended...
More than 5860 people responded to the Austin school district's survey about new a sex education curriculum. The way parents feel about teaching elementary students about sexual orientation and STDs is fairly split, however there appears to be a strong consensus when it comes to...
The Round Rock City Council has approved the first reading of a new ordinance allowing all bars and restaurants to sell alcohol until 2:00 a.m. There is still some concern from opponents that the later hours will lead to more noise complaints, and the city may soon address that...
Today is the last day for early voting. Runoff elections are for three Austin City Council seats, One Austin Community College place and one position on the Austin ISD school board. Just under 15 thousand people have voted as of yesterday. Polls close at 7. For more info visit...
An Austin firm will build the new State Bullion Depository in Leander. The State Comptrollers office made the announcement late yesterday. Kevin Lyons with the Comptrollers office says the group that's going to operate the facility, Lone Star Tangible Assets, chose Austin-based...
Credit Card skimmers are found at two North Austin gas stations. Austin Police removed a skimmer from pump number 16 at the 7-11/Exxon on Research Blvd at Burnet Road. It's not the first time skimmers have been found at this location. Another was found at the Yager Lane Food...