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The Austin City Council is pushing back on Austin Energy’s proposed budget which includes a rate hike for customers. The rate hike amounts to about $5.00 per month per customer. Mayor Lee Leffingwell says he is disappointed with the proposal and wants the department to take...
The Austin City Council will be talking with their lawyers about an officer involved fatal shooting of an unarmed man a year ago. Officer Charles Kleinert shot and killed Larry Eugene Jackson, Junior. Jackson spoke to Kleinert after going to a bank that had just been robbed,...
The Austin City Council heard the proposed $3.5 billion budget today. Over the next few weeks, the City Council will review and possibly alter the proposed budget before final approval in September. The Fiscal 2014 budget was approximately $3.3 billion. The proposed budget...
Travis County's budget for next year may end up being $45 million more than the last one, and i t looks like taxpayers may pay an additional $46.00 a month in taxes. The 2015 budget totals $901.7 million, more than a 5 percent increase from 2014. It’s part of preliminary budget...
Not everyone is on board with giving Charles Schwab an additional 8 and a half million dollars in tax rebates from Travis County. Resident David King says he wants more information disclosed from the investment firm before he decides if it's worth it, "The Charles Schwab...
Travis county is in the process of building a new Texas Indigent Defense Commission. Commissioners gave final approval to funding the new office today. The county's Debra Hale says the goal of creating such an office is to improve the quality of indigent representation in the...
The first of a pilot Master Bee Keeper program at the Travis County jail graduates it's first class of students. Deputy Christopher Ramirez with the Sheriff's Office says it's part of a program intended to preserve honey bees, that are on the verge of becoming endangered...
The first of a pilot Master Bee Keeper program at the Travis County jail graduates it's first class of students. Deputy Christopher Ramirez with the Sheriff's Office says it's part of a program intended to preserve honey bees, that are on the verge of becoming endangered...
A district court judge rules the a man who has been repeatedly arrested by the APD for video taping them on the job can move forward. Attorney Daphne Silverman says Judge Mark Lane decided Antonio Bueler's lawsuit alleging the police violated his civil rights can move forward, "...