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Travis County Commissioners' liason to the legislature Deece Eckstein explained to Commissioners an aspect of the revenue caps bill the Senate is discussing. "Under the bill, if you plan to adopt a tax rate that will exceed the rollback rate of 2.5%, you must adopt it by...
(Credit: Austin Independent School District) For the first time, the AISD school board discussed proposed changes to the sexual education curriculum last night, despite parents voicing their concerns since last year. Those proposals include teaching 5th grade students about...
(Credit: Austin Fire Department Twitter) The Austin Fire Department is investigating the cause of an early morning fire in East Austin at a warehouse near 4th Street and Comal. Two pedicab companies operate out of the building. All combined, fire crews say the loss was almost...
(Credit: Austin Police Department) The 2019 Austin Municipal Court and Downtown Community Court Warrant Amnesty Program ends Feb. 28. Thousands have already taken advantage of the Warrant Amnesty Program this month. Individuals who resolve active warrants will have warrant fees...
Apartment housing in Austin is booming. ApartmentData.com's Cindi Reed said 2018 saw a big influx of apartment construction and move ins. Since big tech giants Apple and Google are adding more jobs and the city in general continuing to see job growth, she expects much of the...
The Austin City Council is expected to approve an extension of funding for American Gateways to continue providing taxpayer-funded legal services for illegal immigrants. A council resolution calls for an increase of $150,000 per year, which also includes deportation defense. (...
A Presidents Day protest hit Republic Square Park in downtown Austin. A crowd estimated by a Travis County Constable of about 350 gathered to demonstrate against President Trump's declaration of a national emergency to build his border wall with Mexico, chanting phrases like, "...
(Credit: City of Austin) On Thursday, the Austin City Council will vote on a new contract with the People's Institute for Survival and Beyond to provide city employees training to combat instututional racism. It's an issue the mayor made a priority, including the formation of...
Governor Greg Abbott made a stop in San Antonio over the weekend to join business leaders in opposing city-mandated paid sick leave ordinances aimed at the private sector. Abbott is among several state leaders pushing for a bill this session that would strip cities like Austin...