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(Photo: Shutterstock by Sergey Nivens) A newly released poll from the group Opinion Analysts shows 75-percent of Austenite’s favor bringing a Major League Soccer team to town. But the land being eyed for a new stadium, near the Domain, is still being hotly debated. Council...
(Photo: Shutterstock by Everything Possible) The Texas Supreme Court is granting more rights to grandparents, who are in charge of their grandchildren for more than a six month period. Attorney Thomas Michel argued for the grandparents, saying if a grandparent makes all the...
(Photo: Shutterstock by Chris UK Photo) After being quiet for a while, the Texas nationalist movement is back, encouraging members of the legislature to introduce a bill in the next session to allow voters to decide whether Texas should become an independent country. President...
(Photo: Shutterstock by Alexandru Nika) This week the U.S. Supreme Court struck down a Minnesota law that prohibited clothing with political messages being worn at polling places. Texas has a similar law, but law professor Dr. Gerald Treece says we won't be impacted. He says the...
(Photo:Shutterstock/Felix Lipov) 34,700 jobs were added to the Texas payroll in May, which marks 23 consecutive months of employment growth. The state unemployment rate last month was 4.1%, unchanged from April. The unemployment rate in the Austin metro area came in at 2.8% last...
(Photo:Statesman) Hundreds turn up at the Texas Capitol demanding an end to immigration enforcement and the new "zero-tolerance" policy set forth by the Trump administration. State Representative Eddie Rodriguez said, no one whould be separated from their children simply for...
Council member Ellen Troxclair wins narrow approval for a slight property tax relief in Austin. The homestead exemption for property owners has been bumped up to 10-percent, which she says is imporant because property values continue to climb along with the cost of living. The...
(Photo:Shutterstock/Bartek Zyczynski) Austin school district leaders want to spend $1.7 million in its upcoming budget on more police officers and cameras, enhanced background checks, and a bus tracking system. Superintendent Paul Cruz said, “The safety of our students is our...
(Photo: Statesman) City Manager Spencer Cronk has until September 1 to come up with a plan to limit the way police can make arrests for low-level crimes. More than 100 people spoke about Greg Casar's "Freedom City" package, and while plenty were in favor, there was also a lot of...