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Senate Bill 9, the election bill is under debate in the House Election Committee. It would heighten criminal penalties surrounding the entire election process…including those who mistakenly vote when ineligible. UT student Hannah Hughes is one of many who testified against the...
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Atmos Energy is working to make sure a major gas leak that affected homes and businesses for several weeks never happens again. Atmos is investing more than $8-billion into their system over the next five years, but as for that gas leak back in February, Director of Public...
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Since February 1, Georgetown's electric utility rates have jumped by more than $12. Last year, the city council promised customers that a new 100-percent renewable energy contract would lower rates for 20-years, but just the opposite has happened. Engineering consultant Steve...
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Austin's City Manager and his staff is going to move at warp speed to get the new land development code rewrite done. And that's got neighborhood activists worried. David King is the former president of the Austin Neighborhoods Council and says compared to the CodeNEXT process,...
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Education Austin the labor union for Austin ISD teachers and staffers is calling for 10% across the board raises. A few dozen union members clad in red and carrying signs that read "We are worth it" rallied at Travis High School. Leading them was Union President Ken Zarifis. He...
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For half a century, the University Medical Center Brackenridge hospital towered above I-35 and 15th Street – a landmark for hospital care for Austin and Travis County. Closed since May 2017, Central Health announced Wednesday the process to demolish the 9-story hospital tower...
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Travis County has prepared a blueprint for its future transportation work and will be lokking to the public to help shape what projects it prioritizes in the coming years. According to county officials, the Travis County Transportation Blueprint ( www.traviscountytx.gov/...
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This is a discussion that has gone on now since last year. At issue is whether or not the district should have a dedicated police force once the Round Rock Police Department rescinds its current security detail by 2021. At last night's public meeting, the majority of people...
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Less than a week after the Texas House LGBTQ Caucus was able to kill religious liberty legislation it quickly reemerged in the Texas Senate. State Senator Bryan Hughes authored Senate Bill 1978, a companion to the House bill. The bill specifically protects those who oppose gay...