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(Photos City of Ann Arbor/Twitter) And then there were two: The list of finalists for Austin City Manager has been narrowed down to a pair of candidates. At yesterday's City Council meeting, the consultant handling the City Manager search, Stephen Newton told council his...
(Photo: Shutterstock by Eakphum) In less than a week the Austin city council will consider the new mandatory ordinance that forces private businesses to provide sick leave pay. But a new city report shows the city is getting a ton of pushback from business owners who feel the...
(Photo: Facebook, Jerry Patterson) Land Commissioner George P. Bush will get a Republican primary challenger. Former Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson has decided to come out of retirement to challenge Bush for his old job. Patterson said he is deeply disappointed in the job...
(Photo: Shutterstock by Chrisukphoto) Horrifying reports of sexual harassment by State lawmakers has prompted State Senator Sylvia Garcia to call for sweeping changes to the current policy. Recent reports of lawmakers sexual harassing and intimidating interns, staffers and media...
This weekend three Austin Energy employees will deploy to help guide and coordinate ongoing initiatives to rebuild Puerto Rico’s power grid caused by Hurricane Maria’s devastation. In recent days, utilities across the United States have coordinated the formation of a...
Due to winter weather conditions, all City of Austin offices and facilities will open at 10 a.m. Friday, December 8, 2017. This includes Austin Municipal Courts and the Downtown Austin Community Court. The public should avoid traveling unless absolutely necessary. The City of...
Despite a very light dusting of snow which will be fully melted by later this morning, several school districts and other campuses in Central Texas have decided to cancel classes for today. Others will be operating on a delayed schedule along with their bus service:...
(Photo:Shutterstock/f11photo) University of Texas System Chancellor William McRaven will stay on the job even after his contract expires this month. McRaven's tenure has been controversial as he's clashed with lawmakers over tuition rates, illegal immigration and guns on campus...
(Image courtesy San Marcos PD) FROM THE SAN MARCOS POLICE DEPARTMENT An Ohio man was critically injured Wednesday morning after crashing a stolen vehicle on IH-35 and running into oncoming traffic on foot. At approximately 7:18 a.m., San Marcos Police Dispatch received a call of...