Local Services in Austin, TX

Let’s be deliberate in accepting the compliments, the gifts, and the help offered to us.

Imagine someone like Yentl from the movie of the same name. She’s a Jewish teenager so enamored of the dream of studying the sacred texts of her people that she takes the dangerous step of posing as

The Texas Division of Emergency Management, a division of the Texas Department of Public Safety, coordinates state and local responses to natural disasters and other emergencies in Texas. It’s a complex but essential task.

Local family lore that “La Alondra de la Frontera” sang at a family-run restaurant for tips and meals may very well have been true, experts and records show.

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There are reasons for a will to be contested and one is the mental capacity of the client. The best way to avoid a will contest, is to have a well-written will prepared by a qualified estate planning attorney, who can help avoid legal contests. It is also important the...

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National Geographic has announced the winners of its 2019 Travel Photo Contest. Photographer Weimin Chu won the $7,500 grand prize for his Cities photo

As music journalists, we try to avoid using superlatives, like, say, “the greatest living blues drummer.” At the same time, it’s inarguable that for those who’ve been in a room where the Austin drumming icon George Rains is playing, the notion is tough to ignore. Rains’ credentials in the world of blues are impeccable. In addition to backing Jimmie Vaughan since 1993, he was the house drummer at Antone’s blues club for a decade, and has played behind just about every blues artist…

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Beginning in 2009 with a Texas Reads Grant, West teens plan, prepare, and present story time for local children at West Public Library each summer. Two dogs from Angel Paws in Waco visited the June 12th event. Over seventy teens have volunteered in the library’s Tale Tellers program since its 2009 debut.

Once you’re on Medicare, you can’t have it both ways. Many people find it useful to have a Health Savings Account. However, they can run into difficulties when they enter the world of Social Security, according to CNBC in “Near retirement and have a health savings account? Beware of snags...

Updated at 8:45 p.m. ET President Trump says he might accept dirt from another country on his potential Democratic rivals if offered, raising new questions

Updated at 5:10 p.m. ET White House press secretary Sarah Sanders is leaving the White House, President Trump tweeted on Thursday. "After 3 1/2 years,

Summertime, and the living is easy. Well, it is if you enjoy live music. As sweltering season arrives, it brings with it a spate of music...

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There are many trusts and they fall into two categories. Estate planning has many options to achieve various purposes and trusts are one of the key ways to accomplish those goals, according to the Aiken Standard in “ON THE MONEY: A look at different types of trusts.” Some are created...

Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar announced today he will send cities, counties, transit systems and special purpose taxing districts $782.1 million in local sales tax allocations for June, 10.1 percent more than in June 2018.

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Make the most of summer break with your kiddos! These fun Austin experiences will encourage them to laugh, learn and grow — While keeping the entire family entertained. Austin Aquarium 13530 N Highway 183 | Website Thousands of species can be found at the Austin Aquarium from shark

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2-1-1 Texas, a program of the Texas Health and Human Services Commission, is committed to helping Texas citizens connect with the services they need.

June 10, 2019 | Austin, Texas | Press Release
Governor Greg Abbott today waived regulations to help restore power as quickly as possible to those impacted by the severe weather in North Texas on June 9. Under the Governor’s Limited Purpose Disaster Declaration, the weight, size and registration requirements for commercial vehicles seeking to assist those without power have been waived. Alabama, Mississippi and Missouri have…

Fujifilm's black-and-white film is coming back from the dead. The company just announced a brand new film stock called Neopan 100 Acros II that promises

A 9-year-old boy in California used his allowance money to pay off school lunch debts for his entire third-grade class,

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Precision Camera & Video is your go-to camera store in central Texas. With knowledgeable staff that has a passionate for photography ready to help you achieve your creative dreams!

We are not in the habit of delving into a claim prefaced as rumor, but the mayor’s suggestion cried out for a closer look.