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The Austin City Council takes the first step towards allowing homeowners a homestead exemption. It's another effort to try to keep the city more affordable. Councilman Laura Morrison says the idea is to combine a percentage of an exemption with a cap calling it a “hybrid”...
The Firefighters Association has voted down the latest contract offered to them by the city. Association President Bob Nicks says the contract was turned down because the city took training standards out of it, "They removed training standards that's been in there over ten years...
After hours of testimony over Transportation Network Companies like Uber and Lyft, the Austin City Council moves the city closer to legally allowing them to operate in the city. It irked cab and other transportation companies who have to follow strict rules. Hannah Reutering is...
Austin Energy says their goal to run the city on green energy alone could cost us big time. Khalil Shalabi has been running the numbers for the utility, "Costs in excess of affordability goal is $678 million over 10 years. The Austin Energy plan makes $463 million, so the swing...
Travis County Commissioners give their okay to the budget for Central Health. But at least one citizen doesn't think everything is in line. Retired attorney Bob Ozer says the $35,000,000 included in the budget should not be forwarded to the new U.T. Medical School. But Central...
A new affordable housing apartment complex is set to begin construction. The project, dubbed William Cannon Place Apartments will use $22 million in bond money from the Travis County Housing Finance Corporation to build the project that will include 252 units in 13 three story...
The Austin Firefighter Association says they'll appeal a decision by an federal judge to intervene in the fight over whether the feds should oversee the hiring of firefighters. Association President Bob Nicks continues to defend the department's hiring process, saying it was the...
A technology expert tells lawmakers police are using high tech devices to spy on citizens without cause. Chris Segoyin with the American Civil Liberties Union says departments all over the state are using 'stingrays', devices that send radio signals through the walls of houses...
We are getting more details on the tragic death of little Colton Turner today. According to the arrest affidavit, Meagan Rena Work, the homeless Cedar Park Mom of two year old Colton Turner, claims a seizure is responsible for killing her little boy. In the document, Work says...