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Austinites won't be headed to the polls May 10, but Travis County voters outside of Austin will have some ballot choices to consider.
Gov. Rick Perry is shown on Nov. 15, 2013, at an Austin kickoff rally for U.S. Sen. John Cornyn's re-election campaign.
It's no secret that Austin's population boom has impacted traffic on every major thoroughfare in the city.
The fate of embattled University of Texas Regent Wallace Hall now rests in the hands of the same partisan hacks in the Travis County District Attorney's Office who railroaded former Republican House Majority Leader Tom DeLay on trumped-up "money laundering" charges in 2010 before the bogus conviction was ultimately thrown out on appeal several ... (more)
North Austin-based A&D Hotel LLC, owner of the Orangewood Inn and Suites at 9121 N. I-35, has sued COTA for about $59,000, or the price of 68 rooms plus taxes and legal fees.
Starting May 1, the Austin Police Department will launch a program that will allow Austin Travis County Integral Care, an agency of medical professionals who provide on-site treatment and resources for people facing a psychiatric crisis, to serve as first responders alongside APD officers to assist in potential mental health crises.
A new study out Wednesday shows there were 2.4 million absences from school last year in Central Texas, costing local districts a total of $91 million in lost revenue from the state.
Mayor Pro Tem Sheryl Cole is not yet a declared mayoral candidate. But she's beginning to act like one - Tuesday evening, she announced a "10 District Spring House Party Tour Across Austin," telling Newsdesk she wants to "listen" to Austinites and take a "hard look" at running for mayor.
Take one longtime governor/potential presidential candidate. Add equal quantities, to taste, of words including grand jury and special prosecutor and bribery and official oppression and abuse of official capacity.
Last summer the Texas Capitol erupted in protest after the lawmakers worked to pass some of the nation's strictest abortion legislation.
Coffee grounds in the capital city have a new sense of purpose thanks to a program set up by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service of Travis County and a grassroots organization called the Compost Coalition.
The New Braunfels Public Library Foundation will host the sixth annual Book and Author Luncheon at the Marriott Courtyard on Thursday, May 8th from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Featured at this event will be best-selling authors The Casserole Queens, Farrah Braniff, Mark Pryor, and Leila Meacham.
The grand jury in Gov. Rick Perry's case is looking at potentially three state statutes: whether he tried to bribe a public official into stepping down; if he abused his position by misusing public funding "to obtain a benefit"; or whether - and prosecutors believe this could be the strongest charge - he tried to coerce Travis County's DA into ... (more)
Democratic gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis' legal work for a taxpayer-funded tollway agency is part of a larger FBI-led investigation into the tollway group, according to a published report Friday.