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Dozens of homes and businesses have been dealing with an ongoing evacuation in Georgetown around River Bend and Williams Drive due to an underground natural gas leak back in February. Since then, the leak has been fixed but gas remains trapped under the soil. There may be some...
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Kyle Texas makes its claim to being the State’s pie capitol. Kyle is the home of The Texas Pie Company. State Senator Donna Campbell authored the resolution and rolled it out in a Senate committee. If the resolution is adopted Kyle would hold the Pie Capitol title for the next...
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Travis County's Marya Crigler's office says the median taxable value of homes jumped seven-point-four percent in 2019. The median market value of homes increased by six-point-two percent. New appraisal notices are being mailed out to home and commercial property owners this week...
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Austin Mayor Steve Adler travels to South Bend, Indiana to support the presidential campaign of South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg, who announced his candidacy over the weekend. Adler said mayors from across America respect Buttigieg because he understands that change happens on...
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A commander in the Williamson County Sheriff's Office is accused of making lewd comments. Complaint recently filed on behalf of the Texas Municipal Police Association accuses Williamson County Commander Steve Deaton of asking a group of about 20 or so people whether any deputy...
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Austin has the 6th largest concentration of STEM related jobs across the country. That's according to the Austin Chamber commerce's Beverley Kerr. Diving into the latest jobs data she reported, the STEM field makes up more than a 10th of the Austin Round Rock Metro's careers. "...
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The City of Round Rock's new noise ordinance for bars, restaurants, and live music venues goes into effect on Monday, lowering the maximum decibel level allowed for each business around downtown. While some of the changes are minor, the biggest involves police officers' ability...
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State lawmakers will try to advance a bill that could upend Austin's deal for a Major League Soccer stadium. SB 1771 would let other taxing districts reap the benefits of Austin's deal, which was inked last year with Precourt Sports Ventures and exempts it from paying any...
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The Mayor's Committee on People with Disabilities is looking outside the box for an answer to homeless housing. The Austin State Hospital, which is being renovated to bring it up to code, has been proposed as the possible site for new housing for homeless people. The commission'...