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Austin, TX, United States

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Past articles by Mary:

Deadline nears to register to vote in time for the March primaries

Time is running out to register to vote for the upcoming March primaries.Those wishing to cast a ballot on March 3 in Texas, which is participating in → Read More

Hays County puts $2M toward Texas 21 study to improve safety, accommodate growth

After more than three dozen traffic fatalities in two years along a stretch of Texas 21 in Hays County, commissioners this week committed to spend $2 million on a transportation study that will examine how to improve safety on the highway and accommodate the influx of new growth in the region south of Austin.The study, approved unanimously by commissioners Tuesday, will look specifically at a… → Read More

Transit-only lanes getting red paint job in downtown Austin

Some of Austin’s downtown streets are getting a new look this week.Starting as early Sunday, the city’s Transportation Department will lay red → Read More

First baby born in Austin in 2020 arrives to free Torchy’s tacos

Just after midnight Wednesday, Kent Adan Silva became the first baby born of the new decade in Austin, entering the world at 12:40 a.m. to two joyous → Read More

East Austin woman nearly struck by bullet amid NYE celebratory gunfire, police say

A woman was nearly struck in the head after a bullet entered her East Austin home just after midnight New Year’s Eve, an Austin police officer said. → Read More

Austin, Travis County invest $600K for outreach for 2020 census

On Wednesday, dozens of government leaders, community advocates and demographers met in a first-floor room of a downtown Austin office building to → Read More

JUST IN: Travis County adopts $1.2 billion budget, approves tax hike

Travis County on Tuesday adopted a $1.2 billion budget for fiscal year 2020 that includes raises for staff and elected officials but stops short of giving → Read More

Central Health adopts $291M budget, proposes slight tax increase

Central Health has adopted a $291 million budget for fiscal year 2020 that increases spending on health care for Travis County's lowest income residents → Read More

Hays County's $383 million budget prioritizes criminal justice, flood control

Hays County adopted a $383 million budget for fiscal year 2020 that prioritizes criminal justice and public safety by boosting pay for law enforcement and → Read More

JUST IN: Medics responding to possible drowning at Pace Bend Park

Multiple agencies are responding Saturday afternoon to a possible drowning at Pace Bend Park in northwestern Travis County, Austin - Travis County EMS → Read More

FORECAST: Hot and sunny Saturday in Austin with high of 99 degrees

The National Weather Service is calling for clear skies and lots of sunshine this weekend in Austin, ahead of a potentially rainy week ahead.On Saturday, → Read More

Central Texas counties roll out new voting machines for November election

Central Texas voters, get prepared for a new experience at the polls come November.Travis, Hays and Williamson counties are all rolling out new voting → Read More

HAPPENING NOW: Firefighters battling 50-acre brush fire in southern Travis County

Firefighters are battling a 50-acre brush fire Saturday afternoon in southern Travis County.The Austin Fire Department said at 3:43 p.m. that it had → Read More

Affidavit: Man arrested after calling Concordia University, threatening to 'shoot up school'

A man was arrested Friday after police say he called Concordia University and threatened to shoot up the school, an arrest warrant says.David Dixon, 30, → Read More

Travis County rejects unions' request for law enforcement pay raises

Travis County commissioners on Thursday rejected a request from the county's two sheriff's unions to give the county's law enforcement officers a 3% raise → Read More

Texas sues opioid drug maker, alleging fraud, says it misled doctors

The Texas attorney general's office is suing pharmaceutical company Johnson & Johnson for fraud, alleging it misrepresented the dangers of one its → Read More

JUST IN: Family of woman killed in 2018 home explosion sues gas companies

The family of a woman who was killed when a gas line exploded under her Southeast Austin home last year is suing Texas Gas Service and ONE Gas saying they → Read More

JUST IN: Travis County to seek maximum property tax rate for fiscal 2020

Travis County commissioners, hoping to bring in the most revenue possible ahead of tighter budget years ahead, signaled Tuesday that they will seek the → Read More

Before marijuana laws go into effect, hundreds gather for Texas conference

Hemp industry experts and entrepreneurs gathered in downtown Austin on Saturday to find out how to get a foothold in a burgeoning market.Among the more → Read More

UPDATE: 1 in custody after mass shootings in Midland-Odessa area, reports say

One person has been arrested after multiple shootings between Odessa and Midland on Saturday that left possibly two dead and dozens injured, according to → Read More