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SOUTHEAST AUSTINFood Bank hostsEmpty Bowl ProjectThe Central Texas Food Bank, at 6500 Metropolis Drive, will host its annual Austin Empty Bowl Project

Area of California's largest wildfire would cover 80% of Austin, interactive shows

If a blaze the size of the ongoing Camp Fire in Paradise, Calif. were to afflict Austin, it would engulf nearly the entire city, an NBC News-created i

City, police union slated to vote on new work agreement Thursday

Austin’s City Council and the police union are set to decide the fate of a new labor agreement on the table Thursday, nearly a year after negotiations

Death toll rises to 56 in Northern California wildfire

PARADISE, Calif. — With at least 130 people still missing, National Guard troops searched Wednesday through charred debris for more victims of

How LCRA managed October flooding

Just about one month ago, as the Llano River and other Highland Lake tributaries were flooding and the water was rising across the lakes, Lower Colora

Board retains Moses in Texas social studies curriculum

The State Board of Education on Wednesday tentatively approved keeping a reference to Moses in the state’s social studies curriculum despite recommend

Injunction means Manchaca Road stays Manchaca for now

Come sunrise Thursday, Manchaca Road will still be Manchaca Road.The city was set to rename the street Thursday, with crews deploying new signs along

How Democrats were caught off guard in speaker race

Texas House Democrats had three things going for them in the crowded race for speaker: a divided Republican caucus, a pickup of 12 seats in the electi

Closing the Book on Camelback

Lakeside project clears its last City Hall hurdles

UT plans $40.4 million building to support research for Navy

The University of Texas is poised to gain approval from its governing board for a $40.4 million building at its Applied Research Laboratories, where t

Fire experts comparing Texas, Calif. cite differences in drought, winds

The wildfires in California have brought back memories of Texas’ own brush fires, including the historic 2011 Bastrop County Complex Fire that

Herman: Hillary Clinton calls grandparents to action during Austin visit

A couple of grandmas, one local and one visiting from New York, were chatting here in Austin the other night about the past and the future. Perhaps pr

Springdale Farm and Eden East to Stay Open Through (at Least) 2019

Help Barrow and Coté save one of Austin’s favorite green spaces

Official: Michael Avenatti in Los Angeles police custody

Police had responded to a domestic violence incident Tuesday and took a report, but Avenatti was taken into custody Wednesday, the official said.

Police: Round Rock man broke teen's jaw

A man angry about someone kicking the door of a friend’s house in Austin punched a random teenage boy walking nearby so hard the victim’s jaw had to b

East Austin Studio Tour 2018: Recapping Weekend 1

Take MoHA’s selfie challenge? Bathe in the forest? Do it all!

Austin Foodie News

Don’t shave. Do eat Italian food and have liquor and bread delivered.

AP Explains: Is Florida's election recount broken?

So how does the recount work? What problems have been reported? Is Florida really that screwed up?

Affidavits: Sewage dumping in Florence led to violent encounter

A Florence couple has been charged after a violent encounter that started with a disagreement about dumping sewage, according to arrest affidavits.Bot

6 women sue priest, Austin diocese amid sexual misconduct allegations

Six women filed a lawsuit Wednesday in state district court in Travis County against the Catholic Diocese of Austin, Bishop Joe Vasquez and Father Isi

May wins Cabinet backing for Brexit deal but pitfalls remain

May hailed the Cabinet decision as a “decisive step” toward finalizing the exit deal with the EU within days. It sets in motion an elaborate diplomati

Gatesville hospital explosion caused by 'natural gas accident,' report says

An explosion at a Gatesville hospital that killed three people this summer was caused by a “natural gas accident,” hospital officials said in a statem

Fact check: No, border crossers are not guaranteed U.S. benefits

A popular meme on Facebook gives the false impression that people who cross into the United States illegally are automatically given a wide range of b

2 crashes Nov. 9: Driver charged, passenger dies; teenage cyclist killed

A 25-year-old driver faces a drunken driving charge after his passenger was killed in a deadly collision earlier this month in East Austin.Austin poli

Death Watch: Robert Ramos

Mexican national set for execution Wednesday night