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(Credit: City of Austin) Austin Fire and Austin Transportation are collaborating to identify short-, medium-, and long-term strategies that achieve the optimal balance of protection for fire emergency response access and multimodal transportation and safety. This meeting will...
(Credit: Shutterstock) Gasoline prices in Austin have fallen 1.5 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.57/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 830 stations in Austin. This compares with the national average that has fallen 1.4 cents per gallon versus...
It's still anybody's guess where Amazon will choose to build its new headquarters. By the end of this year, Amazon is expected to make its decision about which city it will choose for its next headquarters. But only the Chamber of Commerce truly knows what was in the proposal...
It seems like we always hear about failing schools, but there are plenty of good ones. Four-hundred campuses statewide, including several in the Austin area, earned every single distinction designation possible in the state accountability system. There are seven possible...
Apartment rent in Austin is high and only getting higher. You probably paid rent over the weekend, and if you live downtown in the 78701 zip code you paid the highest rent in the state, averaging 2,658 dollars. Rent Cafe's Doug Ressler says downtown isn't the only place where...
You never know when there will be a disaster, whether it's severe weather, a fire or even something man-made. September is National Disaster Preparedness month. FEMA Regional Director Randy Meshell says it doesn't take long to get ready. Among those steps, have a disaster kit...
40 new Austin Police Officers are patrolling the city’s streets. The Police Academy’s latest batch was recently welcomed officially into APD’s ranks. And as activists fight to siphon funding away from the department, newly pinned officer Adam Korody remains optimistic. Korody...
If you see #22Actions on social media there is a meaning behind it. Psychologists are hoping people will use that hashtag to raise awareness of the problem of military veteran suicide. Clinical Director Jill Palmer says if you see a veteran in crisis you should ask them if they...
The next time you go to the lake or beach or tube the river, remember that the water may not be as clean as you hoped it would be. Luke Metzger with Austin-based Environment Texas says along the Texas coast, 63 percent of beaches were unsafe for swimming on testing days. (Photo...