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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...
(Credit: Austin Independent School District) O. Henry Middle School was placed on lockout Friday morning following reports of a social media threat. Shortly before 10:00 a.m., school officials and Austin Independent School District police gave an all-clear. According to AISd...
(Credit: Pflugerville Police Department) In an effort to reduce collisions, loss of life and damage to property, the Pflugerville Police Department has initiated its targeted traffic enforcement campaign, ‘Operation Safe Travels’. Now through January 1, 2019, residents can...
An Austin ordinance governing dockless scooters is inching closer to reality: According to a Mobility Committee report, there were only 14 reported scooter crashes in the month of October, however, because this data comes solely from Austin Emergency Medical Services, the number...