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Lake Travis claims the life of a Cedar Park man over the weekend. 46-year-old Juan Maldonado was identified as the victim. Witnesses say Maldonado, who was not wearing a life jacket was in distress in the water and went under Saturday evening. They pulled him onto their boat...
With today's deadline for those seeking public office in Austin on the November ballot, one candidate is turned back. Lewis Conway, Jr. has been declared ineligible by the City Clerk for the City Council District One seat being vacated by Ora Houston. Conway, Jr. was convicted...
(Credit: TAB) The Texas Association of Business has released a statement praising Texas' 3rd Court of Appeals for temporarily blocking Austin's paid sick leave ordinance from taking effect: “This is a huge victory for small business owners who know better than anyone how to hire...
(Credit: City of Austin) Austin Mayor Steve Adler is not very concerned with a recent decision from Texas' 3rd Court of Appeals, which put a temporary block on Austin's paid sick leave ordinance on Friday. The city council passed the ordinance months ago, but it has yet to take...
(Credit: Texas Department of Transportation) Local and state officials will join the Texas Department of Transportation for a ribbon cutting ceremony celebrating the completion of the Loop 82 overpass project on Monday, August 20 The project included construction of a bridge on...
(Credit: Shutterstock) Gasoline prices in Austin have fallen 1.2 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.58/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 830 stations in Austin. This compares with the national average that has fallen 3.1 cents per gallon versus...
One person is hospitalized following an apartment fire in near North Austin this morning. It happened at the Argosy at Crestview apartments on Justin Lane. The fire heavily damaged two apartments. Six people were displaced because of the blaze and are being helped by the Central...
The City of Lakeway is offering free wildfire assessments for homeowners: Experts all over Texas say this year's conditions are eerily similar to 2011, and as the fires continue to rage in California, Lakeway wildfire mitigation specialist Chris Rea says the city will send out a...
Austin Police will be heavily patrolling area schools as classes kick off. APD Assistant Chief Justin Newsom says starting Monday, until the end of the month, officers will be keeping an extra eye on drivers as they readjust to what the school year means for traffic. In addition...