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(Credit: Shutterstock) Gasoline prices in Austin have fallen 7.6 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.16/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 830 stations in Austin. This compares with the national average that has fallen 10.0 cents per gallon versus...
When the Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization held a town hall in Lakeway this week, some Western Travis County residents pleaded with CAMPO to put State Highway 71 in their 2040 plan. Commissioner Gerald Daugherty says that's not something he's worried about...
Voters recently approved $250-million for low-income housing in Austin, and groups like the Ending Community Homelessness Coalition continue to push for as much that as possible to be put toward getting the homeless off the street. Executive Director Ann Howard says they will be...
Doctors say it's not too late to get a flu shot. Dr. Cheryl Vera-Burkhalter says getting the shot always is a good idea. She says while the shots don't always stop the flu, you have a better chance of fighting the disease if you have the shot. She expects this year's vaccine...
New thinking is that very young children should be exposed to small quantities of foods known to cause allergy issues says Dr. Edward Brooks with the UT Health Science Center. Those include things like peanuts, soy, dairy and shell fish. (Photo: Shutterstock by Rob Byron)
92 new Highway Patrol troopers were welcomed into the Department of Public Safety in Austin yesterday. DPS Director Steven McCraw welcomed the newly commissioned men and women at a graduation ceremony with ages ranging from 21 to 51 years old. (Photo: Shutterstock by Alex...
Hurricane Harvey survivor tax benefits are winding down. Senator from Texas Ted Cruz says President Trump signed into law a bill co-sponsored with Senators John Cornyn and Marco Rubio that gives victims the chance to draw from retirement savings to fund repairing storm damages...
A young Pflugerville girl diagnose with a deadly disease called Aplastic Anemia, finally has a bone marrow donor match after 3 months of looking. Little Cameryn Anderson's father Pflugerville Police Sgt. Kurk Anderson said they are scheduled for a January 1st surgery, on one...
Thirty years in prison for the mother who buried her dead son in a shallow grave in East Austin. That's the sentence handed down to Meagan Work for her role in the death of her two-year-old son Colton Turner in 2014. Judge David P. Wahlberg said key witness testimony painted a...