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Council is still hashing out the next years budget, and a $278,000 Capital Metro allocation remains a sticking point. Council member Jeff Marsh said he understands many people rely on public transit, but he thinks a different approach, such as a ridesharing voucher program,...
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Figuring out what caused this morning's 3-alarm fire off of 290 and Banister Lane may be difficult. Austin Fire Battalion Chief Thayer Smith said due to the sheer damage the fire caused, plus the fact that the building was still under construction, will make the determination...
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The Austin Police Department is on the hunt for a man accused of attempted sexual assault after he attacked a South Austin Woman this morning (Thursday Sept. 19th). Investigators have asked for you assistance in identifying the attempted sexual assault suspect. Investigators...
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1. 3-ALARM BLAZE ROCKS SOUTH AUSTIN The fire is out but the damage is tremdous!!! A three-story apartment building under construction went up in flames this morning near 290 and banister. Eight cars also burned, as did utility poles, knocking out power for more than 1500 people...
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(Credit: KLBJ staff) President Gregory L. Fenves unveiled the new Council for TEXAS Impact during his 2019 State of the University address. “The council’s purpose will be to think deeply about the future and identify key areas where UT can have the most impact on Texas, the...
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Central Health plans to spend 12.4-percent more on health care for people with low income in Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 compared to this year, according to the budget approved Sept. 18 by the healthcare district’s Board of Managers. The $290.8-million budget and tax rate for the next...
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Despite spending millions of dollars a year on homelessness, Austin's homeless population is not getting smaller. Assistant City Manager Rodney Gonzales said the city council has passed more than 30 resolutions over the past five years directly related to homelessness. As the...
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A twitter fight over gun control leads Lt. Governor Dan Patrick to charge conservative activist Michael Quinn Sullivan with destroying the Texas Republican Party. Patrick took aim on Sullivan after he tweeted that Patrick’s new position against stranger to stranger gun sales is...
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UPDATE: Austin Police have arrested a suspect after shots were fired from one vehicle to another in a north Austin neighborhood this morning. The suspect was seen driving erratically on I-35. A driver of a car with two other people tells APD the suspect shot several times at...