pflugerville http://kut.org en APD Investigates Report of Gunmen at North Austin Movie Theater http://kut.org/post/apd-investigates-report-gunmen-north-austin-movie-theater <p><strong>Update: </strong>Austin Police say a SWAT situation at the Tinseltown Theater has ended. No suspects were located.</p><p>Police are allowing employees of surrounding businesses to return to work.</p><p><strong>Original Story </strong>(7:08 a.m.): Austin Police are asking people to avoid the <a href="https://maps.google.com/maps?oe=utf-8&amp;client=firefox-a&amp;ie=UTF-8&amp;q=tinseltown+theatre+pflugerville&amp;fb=1&amp;gl=us&amp;hq=tinseltown+theatre&amp;hnear=0x8644cdb4ff71844f:0xc811047b64becbe0,Pflugerville,+TX&amp;cid=0,0,7376198455289830979&amp;ei=Ux_tUd3jFoL3qQHb3YG4AQ&amp;ved=0CMkBEPwSMAs" target="_blank">Tinseltown Theater in far *North Austin</a>. They’re investigating a report of two armed people in the theater.</p><p>Police say they got a call around 3:45 Monday morning from the theaters' cleaning crew. The three staff members say they saw two people dressed in all black enter the theater carrying long items – possibly weapons. Mon, 22 Jul 2013 17:37:40 +0000 Laura Rice 8388 at http://kut.org APD Investigates Report of Gunmen at North Austin Movie Theater AISD Expands Health Insurance Benefits to Same-Sex Couples, Unmarried Domestic Partners http://kut.org/post/aisd-expands-health-insurance-benefits-same-sex-couples-unmarried-domestic-partners <p></p><p>The Austin Independent School District is extending health insurance benefits to same-sex couples and unmarried domestic partners within the year.&nbsp;</p><p>The decision comes after Pflugerville became the first Texas school district to offer health benefits for its employees with same sex partners last fall.</p><p> Tue, 26 Mar 2013 21:01:09 +0000 Kate McGee 7090 at http://kut.org AISD Expands Health Insurance Benefits to Same-Sex Couples, Unmarried Domestic Partners Pflugerville Debates Fire Protection Levels http://kut.org/post/pflugerville-debates-fire-protection-levels <p>There’s an ongoing dispute in and around Pflugerville about how much fire and emergency services protection the area wants, and how much it’s willing to pay. The <a href="http://www.iafflocal4137.org/">firefighters local</a> wants to meet a number of national standards for service levels.</p><p>“We’re just trying to meet those standards and possibly exceed them,” said firefighters association spokesman Trevor Stokes. “We’re not doing that currently.”</p> Thu, 07 Feb 2013 00:32:06 +0000 Mark Dewey 6497 at http://kut.org Pflugerville Debates Fire Protection Levels Pflugerville ISD Extends Domestic Partner Benefits to Employees http://kut.org/post/pflugerville-isd-extends-domestic-partner-benefits-employees <p>Last night, Pflugerville ISD voted to approve insurance benefits for domestic partners. This makes Pflugerville the first school district in Texas to offer domestic partner health benefits.</p><p>The school board voted 5 to 1 to uphold the <a href="http://www.statesman.com/news/news/local/pflugerville-district-first-in-texas-to-offer-bene/nSWRX/">district’s October decision</a>. The district now joins the cities of Austin, San Antonio and El Paso, along with Dallas County, in offering domestic partner benefits for its employees.&nbsp;But <a href="http://www.chron.com/news/houston-texas/houston/article/Patrick-questions-legality-of-domestic-4004790.php">State Senator Dan Patrick has asked Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott</a> to issue an opinion on whether these policies are valid.</p><p> Fri, 14 Dec 2012 15:47:02 +0000 Tyler Pratt & Laurie Johnson 5907 at http://kut.org Pflugerville ISD Extends Domestic Partner Benefits to Employees Pflugerville Lifts Boil Water Notice (Update) http://kut.org/post/pflugerville-lifts-boil-water-notice-update <p><strong>Update</strong>: The City of Pflugerville says “The boil water notice is now lifted. Chlorine levels are now at required levels and water is safe to drink.” You can <a href="http://www.pflugervilletx.gov/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=907">read more here</a>.</p><p><strong>Original post </strong>(Nov. 20, 7:02 a.m.): The City of Pflugerville is telling people in several subdivisions to <a href="http://www.pflugervilletx.gov/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=907" target="_blank">boil their water until further notice</a>. The city says a routine check of&nbsp; the water revealed the chlorine level is too low.</p><p>People who live in Pflugerville Heights, Spring Trails, Springbrook and Enclave should boil tap water for at least two minutes before drinking, cooking and making ice. Wed, 21 Nov 2012 14:59:11 +0000 Laura Rice 5686 at http://kut.org Pflugerville Lifts Boil Water Notice (Update) AM Update: MoPac Improvement Money, Pflugerville Utility Rates, Tornado Damage in Dallas http://kut.org/post/am-update-mopac-improvement-money-pflugerville-utility-rates-tornado-damage-dallas <p><strong>MoPac&nbsp;Improvement Plan Makes Move for New Funding</strong></p><p>The Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority has offered a&nbsp;<a href="http://www.campotexas.org/pdfs/Item3EC_Options.pdf" target="_blank">preliminary proposal</a>&nbsp;to acquire $135 million for the&nbsp;MoPac&nbsp;Improvement Plan.</p> Tue, 10 Apr 2012 13:46:48 +0000 Divya Darsi & Laura Rice 4001 at http://kut.org AM Update: MoPac Improvement Money, Pflugerville Utility Rates, Tornado Damage in Dallas Pflugerville Water Users Facing Possible Rate Hike http://kut.org/post/pflugerville-water-users-facing-possible-rate-hike <p>The <a href="http://www.tceq.state.tx.us/">Texas Commission of Environmental Quality</a> (TCEQ) held a public hearing regarding possible water utility bill increases.</p><p>Monarch <a href="http://www.cityofpflugerville.com/Archive.aspx?ADID=3373">proposed </a>to raise water utility prices by 62.3% and wastewater rates by 33.6%. The changes would apply to Pflugerville residents who receive their water from Windermere Water Company. The company was recently purchased by Monarch. The Pflugerville City Council met in August and suspended the rate hikes for ninety days.</p> Mon, 10 Oct 2011 19:06:57 +0000 Jessica Mahoney 2707 at http://kut.org Pflugerville Water Users Facing Possible Rate Hike Owner of Famous Soul Food Restaurant "Dot's Place" Dies http://kut.org/post/owner-famous-soul-food-restaurant-dots-place-dies <p>Dorothy "Dot" Hewitt passed away at her home in Pflugerville on Saturday. She was 71. KXAN <a href="http://www.kxan.com/dpp/news/business/well-known-restaurant-owner-passes-away">reports</a> that Hewitt fought a long battle with leukemia.</p> Mon, 22 Nov 2010 16:47:39 +0000 Nathan Bernier 312 at http://kut.org Owner of Famous Soul Food Restaurant "Dot's Place" Dies