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How stong is the link between your body and mind? A new Texas A&M study shows it is very strong, in fact study author Heather Lench says your facial expression can impact the emotions you feel. She says while smiling won't cause intense joy, it can help you feel better. (...
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Among the upgrades are: Widening Slaughter between Brodie Lane and Mopac from four to six lanes. 25 signals will get upgrades and as many as four pedestrian hybrid beacons will be put up. They'll improve the intersections at Escarpment, Brodie, Congress and I-35. Cap Metro bus...
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A new secondary road to landlocked Vandegrift High School is passed by Austin City Council as part of the Strategic Mobility Plan. Councilmember Jimmy Flannigan said the road would would run parallel to 2222 and connect McNeil Road to Four Points Drive/RiverPlace Road. Flannigan...
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With the passage of Austin's Strategic Mobility Plan yesterday by Austin City Council, Transportation Department Division Manager Cole Kitten said the city can align mobility priorities among all the departments and outside agencies such as Cap Metro and CARTS as well as...
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The buzz over House Bill 2 came to an abrupt halt on Thursday when House Speaker Dennis Bonnen announced there would be no vote, despite expectations there would be. "We are putting off a potential vote and buying more time for compromise [with the Senate...
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Changes to the City’s development code related to structures in historic districts were approved on second reading by the City Council at their meeting on Tuesday. The new rules go into effect on April 24. The process to make changes to the Unified Development Code related to...
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The Austin City Council adopted the Austin Strategic Mobility Plan on Thursday putting in place a new, comprehensive transportation plan for Austin that updates the transortation code for the first time in nearly 25 years. “The Austin Strategic Mobility Plan is truly a major...
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The three men involved include one ABIA employee and two contractors. They were reportedly cleaning out that grease trap, which looks somewhat like a manhole, when they tumbled into the trap, which is designed to collect the excess of grease from the airport's many restaurants...
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The Austin City Council tasked City Manager Spencer Cronk to find funding to help support a new Salvation Army homeless families facility. Councilmember Kathie Tovo says they hope to close the financial gap in operating costs for the soon to be opened Rathgeber Center in far...