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(Credit: Texas Department of Transportation) A heavily-traveled highway in west Austin is about to expand. At its monthly meeting last week, the Texas Transportation Commission awarded a $23.6 million contract to move utilities and widen RM 2222, adding a through-travel lane...
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New estimates have concluded that more than 100,000 gallons of wastewater overflowed into a tributary of Walnut Creek in a remote area located approximately ¾ of a mile southeast of Ed Bluestein Blvd and FM 969 in Austin. A wastewater overflow was discovered at approximately 3:...
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Evening parking in downtown Austin could get easier as the city opened their garages to overnight downtown workers through its Affordable Parking Program. The Downtown Austin Alliance's Molly Alexender wants to see more private garages participate, after the city offered up 500...
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As the Austin Travis County Sobriety Center gets closer to opening its doors for business next month, County Commissioners are learning some sobering statistics about binge drinking. The Center's executive director Rhonda Patrick told county commissioners that binge drinking is...
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Austin Police records say 44-year-old David Garcia-Gonzales appeared to have difficulty walking as seen on surveillance video approaching the Southeast Austin fast food establishment on Burleson Road. He loitered about the restaurant and then grabbed a pair of tongs. He then...
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If you're traveling out of Austin's airport in the next couple of months, keep a wary eye on your gate. Starting today they are going through the process of renumbering all the gates to go with the expansion of their eastern concourse. ABIA's Jim Hallbrook says they have to...
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(Credit: City of Austin) The City of Austin and the Downtown Austin Alliance are making more City-owned, downtown parking available to service-industry professionals and other evening workers by expanding the City’s Affordable Parking Program. This effort is part of the next...
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(Credit: Shutterstock) Fire crews continue to battle a wildfire that touched off on Sunday near Inks Lake State Park. According to the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, the fire has scorched more than 500-acres, but crews have managed to cease its forward progress. Hundreds...
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Update: 3:00pm A young child has been reunited with his mother and the father is now behind bars after allegedly crashing his car and leaving the boy behind. Williamson County Sheriff Robert Chody says he'll be releasing the man's name soon. While at a pool, he reportedly told...