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The City of Austin says public safety ranks have grown dramatically in the four years of the 10-1 city council. Deputy Chief Financial Officer Ed Van Eenoo said police have gotten 104 new employees, including civilians, and he also said along with 68 firefighters, two new fire...
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Ausitnite Michael Fuchs told council he wants them to force dockless scooter companies to get liability insurance for their riders. Fuchs said he learned the hard way that Limebike doesn't cover their customers with liability, after one of their riders drove into his car and...
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A video of the Austin Bomber, Mark Conditt's final moments are making the rounds on Twitter. The video was originally shared by the Statesman's Tony Plohetski shows a helicopter view of officers pinning Conditt's vehicle, trying to arrest him and in the end the explosion that...
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(Credit: KLBJ Staff) Swim at your own risk. A new report by Environment Texas Research and Policy Center reveals that many of Austin's creeks and streams tested for high levels of bacteria in 2017. According to the report, 46 freshwater sites around Austin had levels of bacteria...
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(Credit: Wikipedia) The Austin Police Department Parks and Lake Patrol Unit will prohibit the use and operation of personal watercraft, wet bikes, motorized surfboards and similar devices on Lake Austin beginning at sunset on Friday, Aug. 31, 2018 and ending on Sept. 4, 2018 at...
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The Austin Round Rock Metro ranked near the middle of the top 50 major metros when it comes to international investment in area homes. And for local buyers going with a mortgage that's a problem as most Foreign buyers come with cash in hand. The Texas Association of Realtor's...
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They'll get an updated list of projects that would be paid for by the city and Cap Metro's quarter cent fund. Earlier this month it was revealed that about six million dollars of the fund which normally is reimbursed to the city by Cap Metro, was not even billed to them. That...
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While initially happy the city is considering the change, the Austin Independent Business Alliance's Rebecca Melancon said the details show this is more of a social service program. It also stipulates every employee must be paid that wage and be on the way to get a 50% raise in...
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The Downtown Austin Alliance and the City of Austin announced today eight private parking garages have joined the Affordable Parking Program, which aims to make downtown parking more accessible and affordable to downtown service-industry and hospitality workers. This effort is...