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Office Space market analysts say Austin's 3rd quarter saw a major boost from first half. Commercial real estate firm CBRE's Tim Donohue said vacancies are down and square footage costs jumped by $1.10 from this time last year. However Austin is still a bargain to some, "Relative...
(Credit: Associated Press) Amazon is boosting its minimum wage for all U.S. workers to $15 per hour starting next month. The company said Tuesday that the wage hike will benefit more than 350,000 workers, which includes full-time, part-time, temporary and seasonal positions. It...
The Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority (Mobility Authority) is permanently closing the signalized crossings of US 183 at Bolm Road, TechniCenter Drive, and 51st Street in early October as part of the 183 South project. The traveling public should be advised that the...
(Credit: Shutterstock) Two men are hospitalized Monday morning following an overnight shooting in South Austin. The two men, both of whom are said to be homeless, have potentially life-threatening injuries, according to Austin-Travis County EMS. The two men were seen coming out...
(Credit: Associated Press) Gasoline prices in Austin have risen 2.5 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.60/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 830 stations in Austin. This compares with the national average that has increased 1.5 cents per gallon...
(Credit: University of Texas System) James P. Allison, a world-renowned pioneer of cancer immunotherapy, has been awarded the 2018 Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine jointly with Tasuku Honjo "for their discovery of cancer therapy by inhibition of negative immune regulation...
Citizens want the City of Austin to let voters weigh in on the deal to let a professional soccer team build a stadium on city-owned land in North Austin. IndyAustin's Linda Curtis said they're circulating a petition to get the the City's and Precourt Sports Venture's deal put to...
A SWAT standoff ended peacefully in a South Austin home Sunday morning. APD was called in after neighbors of a home near the Dittmar and Manchaca intersection complained about a man screaming in the street. When officers arrived the man went into his home, barricaded himself in...
(Credit: University of Texas System) More students than ever are graduating from The University of Texas at Austin in four years. The Class of 2018 set a record for the university’s four-year graduation rate at 69.8 percent, up from 65.7 percent in 2017, which was the highest...