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A Travis County Official is hoping the city will approve a proposal to give city property owners a homestead exemption. Precinct 4 Commissioner Margaret Gomez says it's not just the poor who are complaining that they can't afford to live in Austin anymore, "Young professionals...
Williamson County property owners will get to pay an additional 96 bucks on their taxes in 2015. The county's Connie Watson says Commissioners decided to keep the tax rate the same, but soaring property values for the average home are what made tax bills go up this time. She...
More solar power will be added to Austin Energy's portfolio after the council approved an ambitious plan to wean the utility off of carbon emitting power sources. Austin Energy opposed the measure saying solar and wind power is less reliable it could cause rates to soar. Tom...
After neighbors fume over a master plan for the former Holly Power Plant, the Austin City Council approves it anyway. Neighbors spoke for hours about how they were ignored by the city and consultants who helped create the plan for a park out of the former power plant site...
Austin Community College is officially opening it's doors to their new ACC Highland campus at the former Highland Mall. The college's Dorado Kinney says they've renovated 200 thousand square feet of space that used to be a department store, "The former JC Penney's building which...
The police want to know more about a human skull that was donated to the Goodwill's store at 5555 Lamar in the past few months. Detective Derek Israel says the store called them when they discovered it in a container, "We don't believe that any crime was committed. But the...
U.T.'s new teaching hospital breaks ground today in Central Austin. The $295 million collaboration between the Seton Healthcare network and the University of Texas will include a 211 bed facility at Red River and 15th Street. The Seton Medical Center at U.T. will stand across...
The Austin Fire Department is trying to track down a suspected arsonist that set several fires at a new building along Spicewood Springs Road. Lieutenant Randy Elmore says the Texas Board of Realtors building is under construction right now, "We got a call on August 16th about 6...
Some Travis County employees are not pleased with a new plan to create 'zoned' instead of 'assigned' parking. According to staff, the plan would allow the county a way to easily accommodate all employees who wanted a spot, but employees used to assigned parking are balking at...