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1.) President Trump is expected to formally launch his re-election bid tomorrow along with a brand new campaign ad. Trump spent the weekend setting the tone for his re-election push, blasting Democrats, the Russia probe, the media, touting his border wall, and warning of a...
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The Austin City Council has a busy week ahead of it. On Thursday, council will meet for the final time before taking its summer break, and a handful of homeless issues are expected to be addressed. Way down near the bottom of this week's agenda is ITEM 177 , which seeks to spend...
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(Credit: KLBJ staff) The annual Republic of Texas biker rally has come and gone once again. It's an event that draws tens of thousand of people to Austin each year, many of whom are on two wheels. With the increase in visitors almost always means an increase in crashes, and...
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Texas Governor Greg Abbott has approved a spending bill that includes a $1 million public safety campaign for firearm storage. Abbott signed a $250 billion two-year budget Saturday without any line-item vetoes. It includes money for the Texas Department of Public Safety to...
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Up until now, if you visited a craft brewery and liked the beer, you couldn't take any with you, but Governor Abbott has changed all that. The Governor has signed a bill allowing people to buy beer to go from craft brewers. Abbott says the law needed to be changed because not...
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The City of Austin may soon impose street impact fees that would be charged to developers who break ground on new projects. Liane Miller with the Transportation Department says the fees would be based on a variety of factors, including geography. That means, depending on where a...
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An Austin attorney says the Travis County Appraisal District behaved unethically buying data MLS data out from under the Austin Board of Realtors. Bill Aleshire says that was ABOR's confidential data and what TCAD got was more than just pricing information. Aleshire says...
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For the eighth consecutive year, Austin is the fastest growing metro in the nation with more than 1-million people. City of Austin demographer Ryan Robinson says we're on pace to surpass three million mark by 2030. As for the Austin city limits specifically, Robinson is...
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The Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization greenlights a platinum study of turning an old abandoned rail line in South Austin into an urban hike and bike trail. CAMPO is partnering with the City of Austin's Public Works Department to study the idea. Cap Metro also is in...