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(Credit: City of Georgetown) Roads, firefighters, and upgraded utilities are among the key requests for the fiscal year 2019 budget. The proposed spending plan maintains the current tax rate while preparing the City for the incredible growth that is expected to continue for the...
University of Texas regents are expected to approve a $175-million expansion of Royal-Memorial Stadium this week. The University believes it can raise about $125-million through gifts and donations while financing the remaining $50-million. Regents claim no tuition or public tax...
As the Round Rock school district considers a bond election this fall, school security is still high on the minds of parents and teachers. Amber Feller with the bond subcommittee said if a bond package is approved by voters, it would need to include money to facilitate...
Beginning on August 13, food truck owners and vendors can get both a health inspection and a permit free of charge to participate in the pilot, which the council recently approved to gauge the economic impact of allowing food trucks to operate within the city limits on any given...
(Credit: KLBJ Staff) Today, at the recommendation of Travis County Clerk Dana DeBeauvoir, the Travis County Commissioners Court approved a contract with Election Systems and Software, LLC (ES&S) for a new voting system to be used in Travis County. Under the approved $8.16...
As part of a statewide Texas Intrastate Fire Mutual Aid System (TIFMAS) deployment, the State of Texas is sending 97 Firefighters—including five from the Austin Fire Department—to Northern California as part of an emergency management request due to the wildfires currently...
The City of Pflugerville invites food trucks and trailers to the Development Services Center offices at 201 B East Pecan on Monday, August 13 or 20 to obtain a free permit and health inspection between noon – 3 p.m. to participate in the Pfood Truck Pilot Program and to operate...
(Credit: City of Austin) Austin City Manager Spencer Cronk delivered his budget message on Monday and submitted a proposed Fiscal Year 2019 Budget to City Council. At a special called meeting at the Mexican American Cultural Center, Cronk presented the highlights and key themes...
Every Austin Police Officer in all sectors has been wearing a body camera for at least six months now, some longer. Today the Austin Public Safety Commission will get an update from APD about body cameras. At a commission meeting earlier this year, ACLU Texas' Matt Simpson...