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Official Statement: Additional testing has revealed increasing levels of neurotoxins in algae at a greater number of locations. Samples were taken on Monday, August 12, 2019, at Auditorium Shores, at Red Bud Isle and at Barton Creek. Samples at Barton Creek were taken just below...
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Last year, the City of Georgetown was awarded a $1-million Bloomberg grant to be used for the purchase, storage, and resale of solar energy. Council member Steve Fought said even supporters of the grant agree that now is not the right time to experiment with new forms of energy...
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Bee Cave Middle School is now officially open for business. Given that LTISD's growth has been a steady 4-6-percent each year, spokesman Marco Alvarado said this new campus was very much needed considering the projected 60% increase in student enrollment in less than a decade...
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In the wake of the tragic shooting that left 22 people dead and more than two dozen wounded in El Paso Governor Abbott has formed a Domestic Terrorism Task Force to fight extremism. KLBJ’s Chris Fox has more. The 18-member task force is made up of political leaders, relevant...
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The Acting Director of Citizenship and Immigration Services getting lambasted in the media. Ken Cuccinelli saying on CNN that the poem inscribed on the Statue of Liberty welcoming immigrants to the United States was referring to “people coming from Europe.” He said such...
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Back in June, Governor Greg Abbott signed House Bill 3 into law. The sweeping school finance reform package included $4.5-billion that is currently being pumped into public school classrooms, as well as funding for pay raises for teachers and other staff members across the state...
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As students in the Georgetown Independent School District head back to class on Thursday, police will be monitoring school zones throughout the area . "This is one of the most exciting times in the school year, and we look forward to welcoming students and families back to...
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In a post on his facebook page a Councilmember Greg Casar points to a video by Grassroots leadership for an explanation of what the city really did when it decided to shift the focus of so called homeless ordinances to instead prohibit agressive behavior. In the video an unnamed...
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Another pedestrian was critically injured this week on an Austin roadway, highlighting an ongoing problem the city has yet to solve. Transportation engineer Erick Bollick said state data shows a dense concentration of areas where most crashes are happening. Bollick said 70% of...