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Austin's City Council responds after getting a rambling 29 page memo from City Manager Marc Ott outlining complaints from employees who he says feel 'under attack' by the current members. Mayor Steve Adler says his questions regarding budget cuts were never targeted at staff, "...
Property owners in be writing a smaller check to the Travis County tax man next year. The county's Jessica Rio says the tax rate is four cents lower for next year, "When you run this year's tax rate and last year's tax rate, that's a .79 decrease. So last year we had a $5.00...
Four counties – Blanco, Caldwell, Guadalupe and Hays – have joined forces to coordinate the long-term recovery efforts from the Memorial Weekend flood and storms in conjunction with their affected cities. The recovery is expected to take as long as several years. “With the...
According to the University of Texas: Amid concerns that immigrants may present a threat to American society, recent research from The University of Texas at Austin indicates that immigrant teens are significantly less likely to engage in violent behaviors, crime and drug use...
Mayor Steve Adler is pushing back against critics of CodeNext. Some Austin activists are saying Austin's ambitious land code rewrite called CodeNext is going to wreck the character of our neighborhoods with runaway density; and it won't make things any more affordable. Adler...
It's HAAM Benefit Day again in Austin and over 200 Austin area businesses are donating a portion of their proceeds to help keep Austin Musicians well and healthy. Health Alliance for Austin Musicians executive director Reenie Collins says its also a chance to expose Austin's...
Complaints on social media about the treatment of puppies, prairie dogs and a one-eyed ferret have led to calls for banning pet sales at Round Rock stores. Adam Wiste, the owner of Partners Pet Center at 1701 S. Mays St. in Round Rock, said Monday he has been receiving death...
The Austin ISD Board of Trustees passed their $1.1 billion budget during a Monday meeting. More than $272 million of the budget will be a recapture payment for the so-called "Robin Hood" law, going back to the state to subsidize property-poor districts across the state...
UPDATE: The Travis County District Attorney's office is familiar with the man accused of fatally shooting Harris County Sheriff's Deputy Darren Goforth. Shannon J. Miles is charged with capital murder. His criminal history includes an arrest in 2012 following a fight at the...