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Two men, 19-year-old James Lee Zapata, and 23-year-old Martin Garcia have been arrested by Austin police in connection with the San Marcos murder of 20-year-old Aaron "Jack" Jackson Peterman on Wednesday. Peterman was killed during an apparent robbery at his condo in the 16-...
This week marked the beginning of major lobbying at the Texas Capitol, and the manufacturing sector was out in force pushing for lawmakers to align the state's business tax with federal practices. Tony Bennett with the Texas Manufacturers Association says there's still a lot of...
Austin's Transportation Department has begun putting down scooter boxes on sidewalks to get them out of pedestrians' way downtown. The department's Jacob Culberson says the twenty-foot by eight-foot spaces are marked with reflective tape and city signage. The boxes are usually...
Gas prices in Austin only went up a penny on average this week, now standing at 1.98. Daniel Armbruster with AAA Texas says enjoy this price while it lasts. He says prices will start to go up as we get closer to the start of spring and summer. Statewide, the average price also...
Cleaning up the camps around waterways is only one part of the plan. The Watershed Department will also be spending time trying to educate some of the homeless about things such as proper campfire maintenance so they don't burn down their tent, or spark a wildfire. That...
With the news that Amazon has decided not to build another headquarters in New York, other cities that were in the running for the second HQ perked up at the possibility that Amazon may resume its search. However, the company now says it will not look for another location...
In a 7-0 vote, the city council has given its blessing to what will be known as The District, a 65-acre development north of Greenlawn Boulevard near SH 45 and I-35. The city said it will include residential and office space, retail shops, parking, and a hotel, and over the next...
(Credit: KLBJ staff) The Austin Transportation Department will be installing dockless mobility parking boxes for bicycles and scooters around downtown on Friday morning. Weather permitting, staff will install the first parking box at 221 W 6th Street on Friday, Feb. 15, at 9 a.m...
(Credit: Texas Department of Transportation) In an effort to reduce pedestrian fatalities along I-35 in Austin, the Texas Department of Transportation is taking the message “Stay Alive, Don’t Cross I-35” to both businesses and the interstate itself. TxDOT’s Austin District...