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If the bill passes, ex-cons would be able to run only if they were pardoned. It comes in response to former felon Lewis Conway Jr's failed bid last year for a seat on the Austin City Council. Conway says this is more than just folks having served their time... It's a matter of...
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The Governor, Lt. Governor and Speaker’s plan to increase the sales tax in order to pay for property tax relief is expected to play out next week at the State Capitol. The debate is expected to come up as the House and Senate hash out the budget. Representatives of the State...
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Austin City Council is preparing to take first big step in the land development code rewrite. City manager Spencer Cronk charged the city council to come up with some policy direction and to hammer out what the code rewrite should and can do. Councilmember Ann Kitchen has her...
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A dedicated police department for the Round Rock school district is still in the discussion phase. The latest task force recommendation calls for training on things like institutional racism and mental health, and that any safety strategy that is put in place be regularly...
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The latest housing numbers show Austin and Travis County's single family home sales dropped by about 4.5% as compared to this time last year. Austin Board of Realtors' president Kevin Scanlan explained that drop is because of two things; 1) the spring time typically sees a slump...
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(Credit: Perfect Game) One of the most notable baseball scouting organizations in the nation, Perfect Game, is moving its national headquarters to Hutto, bringing with it the City’s first indoor sports and events center designed to seat 13,000, a convention hotel, and generating...
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Austin Energy announced Thursday it has reached an agreement with Southern Power to acquire the Nacogdoches Generating Facility, a wood waste biomass-fueled power plant in East Texas, for $460 million. The 115 megawatt plant, which commenced commercial operation in 2012,...
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Texas State University has been named among "America's Best Employers" by Forbes magazine. The the bi-weekly business magazine listed Texas State at No. 443 in the subcategory "Best Midsize Employers." The annual list of the 1,000 best employers in the nation includes 59...
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During Austin Mayor Steve Adler's State of the City address yesterday, he bragged on the economic might of the city and said it's been great for workers and job-seekers here. Adler touted the Austin unemployment rate as being lower than than the State of Texas as a whole. Adler...