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It's no secret that voter turnout in Texas isn't very good. Danielle Root with the Center for American Progress says the numbers might go up if the state implemented automatic voter registration because you can't vote if you aren't registered. Automatic voter registration means...
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TxDOT's HERO program patrols 138 miles of five highways in the Austin area and soon they will expand the service to seven days a week but only on I-35. TxDOT's Diann Hodges they just got funding for it and should start in a couple of months. Hodges says the free roadside service...
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City leaders in Cedar Park have heard some of the recommendations from an third-party review of procedures of the police department. Rob Davis with the firm Hilliard Heinz says the department does a lot of things well, but there's a definite need for a more thorough...
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Thirty thousand Austinites signatures on petition were submitted to City Hall yesterday, calling for voters to weigh on whether or not the city should have an efficiency audit. Travis County Taxpayers Union founder and former Austin Councilmember Don Zimmerman says although the...
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Arguing that fear alone is not a valid reason to prevent students from carrying guns in classrooms at UT, Assistant Solicitor General Jason Lafond believes three professors seeking to change the campus carry law have no legal grounds for their argument, Lafond said that all they...
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Austin City Council member Greg Casar, who has become a vocal advocate for illegal immigration, has officially signed on to the growing movement among left-wing activists to abolish the Immigration and Customs Enforcement, or ICE. Casar is the lone member of the city council to...
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Prosecutors say eyeglasses found near the body of a University of Texas freshman in 2016 are consistent with an unusual prescription belonging to the 20-year-old man accused in her death. In opening statements Wednesday, prosecutor Guillermo Gonzalez listed items that...
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District 8 Austin City Council member Ellen Troxclair has announced she will not be running for another term at City Hall. On Wednesday, Troxclair released the following statement: "Today, I announce that I will not be seeking re-election to the Austin City Council, District 8...
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A number of City of Austin commercial utility customers have reported receiving a phone call from someone claiming to be from City of Austin Utilities or Austin Energy, demanding payment of their utility bill within an hour, or power will be shut off. The calls come from a 1-866...