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Thursday, January 21st, 2016

Nominations open for two Pedernales Electric board director seats

This in today from Pedernales Electric Cooperative spokesperson Kay Jarvis about a forthcoming election for two board of director seats: District 4, which encompasses Wimberley, Dripping Springs and much of western Hays County, and District 5, which primarily encompasses Blanco County.

Tuesday, January 19th, 2016

Petition may force vote on Austin regulations for Uber, Lyft

With less than two weeks to go before Austin’s stricter vehicle-for-hire ordinance goes into effect, a group backed by Uber and Lyft says it has collected enough signatures to overturn or force a public vote on the...

Tuesday, January 19th, 2016

Fantasy sports sites involve illegal gambling, Texas AG says

While placing bets in fantasy sports leagues may involve skill, there is still an element of chance that would equate such leagues with illegal gambling in Texas, Attorney General Ken Paxton said in a nonbinding opinion released...

Friday, January 15th, 2016

Could San Marcos land the Oakland Raiders? ‘A natural play,’ officials say

A sports insider’s report that Oakland Raiders owner Mark Davis owns property between San Antonio and Austin has sparked media speculation that the San Marcos area could be in the running to host a National Football League...

Wednesday, January 13th, 2016

Investigators: No evidence of cheating in UT basketball

An investigation commissioned by UT-Austin has found "no evidence" of academic cheating by its basketball players. The NCAA has also decided not to pursue punishment.

Saturday, January 2nd, 2016

‘Bee Czar,’ Austin billionaire team up to rescue pollinators

One of the world’s richest people is behind an Austin nonprofit that relocates and preserves hives

Thursday, December 10th, 2015

FEMA to close four Hays County field offices on Saturday

A centralized disaster recovery center will open Tuesday, Dec. 15 at the Hays County Government Center in San Marcos where specialists will be available to help flood victims navigate assistance programs offered by the Federal Emergency Management...

Tuesday, December 8th, 2015

State offers unemployment financial aid for Halloween flood survivors

The Texas Workforce Commission is disbursing disaster unemployment financial assistance for people in 15 counties who lost work between Oct. 22 and Oct. 31 due to the Halloween flood and a series of severe storms.

Thursday, November 26th, 2015

I-35 in Austin named most congested roadway in Texas

A new report from the Texas A&M Transportation Institute named the stretch of I-35 between U.S. 290 N and Texas 71 as the most congested roadway in Texas.

Thursday, November 26th, 2015

President approves federal aid for Halloween flood survivors

President Barack Obama has approved a disaster declaration requested by Gov. Greg Abbott for counties affected by last month’s flooding, opening the door for individual federal assistance.

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