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Update: Governor Greg Abbott has signed into law the school finance reform bill HB3 while in Pfluggerville this morning. Surrounded by fellow lawmakers and Texas education leaders, Governor Abbott said the legislature stepped up this year, to make sure that "We are providing...
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Austin’s Business-Cycle Index grew by 7.4% according to the Dallas Federal Reserve’s Christopher Slijke. He says the Metro is experiencing some broad growth. Slijke explains the index took into account Austin’s Labor and job markets. As well as wages, real estate and population...
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(Credit: Dallas Federal Reserve) The Austin economy grew at a solid pace in April, according to the latest report from the Dallas Federal Reserve. The Austin Business-Cycle Index, as it's known, shows Austin's economy expanded by 7.4-percent in April -- well above the average of...
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Just days after Austin City Council greenlit rezoning McKalla Place for Austin FC's stadium, the team is giving Austinites and soccer fans alike another idea of what the inside will look like once completed. Austin FC's President Andy Loughnane explained with the council's...
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A parks board subcommittee considers a new master plan for Walter E. Long Park. The master plan, if completely built out, would be expensive, running 800-million dollars, but Park Development Coordinator Gregory Montes said that would take many years and be phased in little by...
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A petition making the rounds that aims to give Ausitnites a say on a expansion of the Austin Convention Center, gets the support of the Austin Independent Business Association. The group's Rebecca Meloncon understands an expansion could be a benefit to local businesses through...
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Next week, the Austin City Council may approve a $13.6-million plan to repair and reinforce a 30-foot-tall slope along Shoal Creek that collapsed last year, and suffered even more damage again this year. Watershed Department engineer Mike Kelly said if something isn't done soon...
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Governor Greg Abbott will be joined by members of the Texas legislature, superintendents, teachers, and stakeholders to host a bill signing ceremony on Tuesday, June 11th at Parmer Lane Elementary School in the Austin Independent School District. House Bill 3 dedicates more...
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President Donald Trump is looking to claim victory now that the U.S. and Mexico have reached a deal on immigration. Some Democratic challengers for the White House have criticized Trump for overselling a deal that only ramps up existing efforts to slow immigration. Trump defends...