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(Credit: City of Austin) For more than a year, Austin's Watershed Department has been focused on an eroding cliff along Shoal Creek that has been threatning homes and causing rock and debris to fall onto the greenbelt below. Recently, engineers called on the city to spend $12.5-...
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Austin FC, Austin’s new Major League Soccer club, successfully secured the largest number of membership deposits ever placed in a single day in the history of MLS on Wednesday, June 12, 2019. “This evening we celebrate the thousands upon thousands of Austin supporters who...
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There will be no do-overs for Travis County property tax protesters who had a hearing last week says the Travis County Appraisal District's Arbitration Review Board. The protests were upheld because valuation evidence packets for agents and owners were not made available as they...
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Austin Police report 238 motorists got written warnings yesterday with APD's Move Over Operation. The initiative to get people to slow down or move over when emergency vehicles are on the side of the road was conducted on I-35 from 8:45am to 2:30. Police issued two speeding...
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With the school finance bill now law, Leander ISD officials are looking at what more can be done now that Governor Greg Abbott has signed into law school finance reforms. LISD's Corey Ryan said the district is breathing easier as they've been considering pay raises or adding...
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The vote will be in August and If approved, five tracts of land would be re-zoned to create a massive mixed-use development. Michael Whellan, who represents the developer, says the new plan envisions up to 565 low-income units. Outside City Hall, police beefed up presence to...
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Four Garland,TX suspected to be teenagers were hurt and another killed around 10 this morning in a single vehicle crash on South bound SH130 just South of Highway 29. Georgetown police report witnesses said, the teens were going above the posted 80MPH limit when they lost...
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Reigning in property tax growth was Governor Abbott’s top emergency item for the State Legislature and today he signed a bill into law to do just that, reducing property taxes to the tune of $5-billion dollars. SB2 limits cities and counties to a 3.5% and school districts at 2.5...
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Police have recovered a body in Lake Pflugerville. The identity of that person has not been confirmed, but search efforts have been underway since Sunday for a woman who went missing while kayaking. It's believed the strong line of thunderstorms blew the woman off-course, and...