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Thirty thousand Austinites signatures on petition were submitted to City Hall yesterday, calling for voters to weigh on whether or not the city should have an efficiency audit. Travis County Taxpayers Union founder and former Austin Councilmember Don Zimmerman says although the...
Arguing that fear alone is not a valid reason to prevent students from carrying guns in classrooms at UT, Assistant Solicitor General Jason Lafond believes three professors seeking to change the campus carry law have no legal grounds for their argument, Lafond said that all they...
Austin City Council member Greg Casar, who has become a vocal advocate for illegal immigration, has officially signed on to the growing movement among left-wing activists to abolish the Immigration and Customs Enforcement, or ICE. Casar is the lone member of the city council to...
Prosecutors say eyeglasses found near the body of a University of Texas freshman in 2016 are consistent with an unusual prescription belonging to the 20-year-old man accused in her death. In opening statements Wednesday, prosecutor Guillermo Gonzalez listed items that...
District 8 Austin City Council member Ellen Troxclair has announced she will not be running for another term at City Hall. On Wednesday, Troxclair released the following statement: "Today, I announce that I will not be seeking re-election to the Austin City Council, District 8...
A number of City of Austin commercial utility customers have reported receiving a phone call from someone claiming to be from City of Austin Utilities or Austin Energy, demanding payment of their utility bill within an hour, or power will be shut off. The calls come from a 1-866...
(TCSO) Travis County Sheriff Sally Hernandez finds herself at odds with the Travis County Sheriffs Law Enforcement Association over a proposed thirteen percent pay raise. Hernandez submitted a proposal to Commissioners Court about what she wanted and the raises the union wanted...
Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar today revised the Certification Revenue Estimate (CRE), announcing better than expected revenue growth in fiscal 2018 and an improved economic outlook for fiscal 2019. In a July 11 letter to state leadership, Hegar said the state will have $110.17...
Three University of Texas professors are asking a federal appeals court in New Orleans to revive their lawsuit challenging a law allowing concealed handguns on campus. The law requires public universities to allow people with concealed-handgun licenses to carry weapons on campus...