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No one who is brought to the Austin-Travis County is charged for their stay. That's where you, the taxpayer come in. The City of Austin is already planning to spend $1.7-million in taxes to fund operations, but Assistant City Manager Ray Arellano said that isn't going to be...
Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson among those in South Austin celebrating the re-development of public housing at Goodrich Place in the Zilker neighborhood. Dr. Carson says he wants to see traditional public housing give way to holistic communities, like this...
Austin police say the search for Defense Distributed's Cody Wilson has turned global after the man was charged with sexual assault. APD Commander Troy Officer said a 16-year-old girl met Wilson on a website called "Sugar Daddy Meet dot com." Officer said Wilson paid the teen $...
Chas Moore of the Austin Justice Coalition is charged with assault related to an incident recently on 6th Street. And while he has not yet been arrested, he is expected to turn himself into police this week. Moore has been at the forefront of pushback over a new police contract...
Capital Metro is thinking Autonomous vehicles in its 2020 vision plan. Small robo-busses have hit Austin’s streets before but CapMetro’s Randy Clark is thinking full size as other cities around the world continue to test Autonomous transit. But as Clarke explains the upcoming...
This week Austin City Council could consider changing the spelling of Manchaca Road. The road was named for Republic of Texas Army officer Antonio Menchaca, who protected settlers around Onion Creek from Comanche raiders before the civil war. Justice For Menchaca founder Bob...
By there count 58 Austin neighborhoods are either already effected by gentrification or are susceptible. UT Law Prof. Heather Way said one way they've seen this addressed is by building up a database of affordable and low income homes. Ways says Austinis losing about 750 low-...
Very few council members are in favor of this. Now, the Travis County Democratic Party has voted unanimously to oppose it, too. At its latest meeting, Mayor Steve Adler, mayor candidate Laura Morrison, and council member Greg Casar all spoke out strongly against being audited...
Your increased tax dollars will go towards helping more low-income citizens' health care, thanks to the new Central Health Budget that Travis County Commissioners are expected to approve today. CEO Mike Geeslin said they have the lowest tax burden of any major hospital district...