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A few Central Texas communities are looking for solutions as the federal report called Atlas 14 shows Central Texas will see more rains and flooding. Home Builders Association of Greater Austin's David Glenn says by increasing the base height of homes by a foot or two could add...
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Austin State Representative Donna Howard is urging state lawmakers to increase funding for special education as negotiations on the final version of the budget begin this week in a House/Senate Conference Committee. The Conference Committee is expected to begin negotiations...
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A former Austin City Councilmember reacts to the city's purchase of the troubled biomass plant in Nacogdoches. Don Zimmerman says he was the only councilmember who took the trouble to read the contract and didn't like what he saw. Zimmerman had proposed just stopping payments...
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In an effort to address what the city calls "institutional racism," the Austin-Travis County Reentry Roundtable is hoping to solidify guidelines for apartment owners and managers to make it more difficult to deny a rental application based on criminal history. The group's Helen...
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Design changes to the Loop 360 Westlake project are being revealed this week by TxDOT. The estimated $60 million dollar project would remove traffic lights from the main lanes and create underpasses at Westlake Drive and Cedar Street. TxDOT's Brad Wheelis says new U-turns and...
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There has been a slight decrease in the number of child abuse cases in Texas. But, Lisa Block with the Department of Family and protective services says last year there were still 2128 confirmed cases in Travis County and more than 66-thousand state wide. Block says you can help...
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Lawmakers at the State Capitol are considering a bill that would end Confederate Heroes Day. It is a state holiday that is every January 19. Bryan Register with the group De-Confederate Austin says we shouldn't celebrate the losing side of a war. He says this move is needed to...
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Tech giant Oracle Systems just wrapped up its first US-based startup accelerator program in Austin this week. Oracle Startup Program VP Jason Williamson says out of thousands of applications they whittled it down to a handful of promising firms. The two Austin-based companies...
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The Lake Travis school district is having to redraw its attendance zones again. The redrawing of middle school zones will correspond with the opening of Bee Cave Middle School later this year, and elementary zones will correspond with the opening of elementary number seven next...