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An Austin Police Officer who was directing traffic out of the Austin City Limits Music Festival was hit by a car overnight. The officer suffered minor injuries and was transported to Dell Seton Medical Center. The driver of the car did stop at the scene. (Photo: Shutterstock by...
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Gasoline prices in Austin have fallen 1.9 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.61/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 830 stations in Austin. This compares with the national average that has fallen 2.6 cents per gallon versus last week to $2.88/g,...
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The latest federal rainfall intensity and floodplain maps are about to wreak havoc on public improvement projects slated for Travis County. Commissioner Gerald Daugherty wants to make sure that they're not isolated in adopting the new maps in their public works. He wants to see...
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Zebra mussels are showing up in droves inside some cities' water lines. Leander city engineer Wayne Watts says they're multiplying in the pump and he says it's only a matter of time until they've clogged up the lines and created an even more expensive problem. He says it's not a...
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A UT Doctor is awarded for her work in making a pen that can tell what is cancer and what isn’t, by touch. Dr. Livia Eberlin was named a McArthur Fellow for the MasSpec Pen. Eberlin says it can diagnose what tissue is cancerous and what is normal, making surgeons jobs easier...
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Jessie Vickers is in custody for intentionally running over Frederick John Goodrow after an argument at a party overnight in Williamson County. Sheriff Robert Chody says Vickers got into his grandmothers car and ran over Goodrow once, then turned around and hit Goodrow a second...
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The number of Texas teachers being investigated for inappropriate relationships with students is soaring; in fact it's up 42 percent over the last year. Part of the reason may be due to a law passed in the 2017 legislature that strengthened reporting requirements at the district...
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Smartasset.com rates San Antonio at the top of the chart when it comes to hosting conventions, but Austin wasn't too far behind at number four on the list. Nan Beauvais is with the U.S. Travel Association and says the convention trade is big business. She says Texas also does...
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Congressman John Carter was on-hand along with Williamson County D-A Shawn Dick to welcome the signing of the new "Justice Served Act of 2018," which gives grant money to help with DNA testing in criminal cases. Dick says it's a vital tool that works two-fold. Dick says he plans...