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Governor Abbott sets his sights on Texas cities like Austin that mandate paid sick leave. He told a gathering of small business owners that he supports legislation that bars cities from regulating employee benefits. Abbott says the current patchwork of regulations in Texas...
Four people are charged in connection with the beating of a gay couple in downtown Austin. Austin Police Assistant Chief Eli Reyes says thanks to a Crimestoppers tip, Frank Macias was arrested on two counts of aggravated assault. Also arrested was Quinn O'Connor who faces those...
Parking downtown is already difficult at best and now some Austin leaders want to toss out parking minimums. Longtime downtown Austin jeweler David Kruger knows all too well how painful it is for his customers, many of whom do not work or live downtown, to visit his store. He...
Steve Adler has been unanimously chose to take over for the now former Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization Chariman Will Conley. Adler said he's excited about his new role with CAMPO to move his vision of transportation forward. Supporters of the move to place Adler...
The Grove at Shoal Creek has begun construction with its first residents moving into their new homes by mid-2019, making this a landmark year for the highly-anticipated project. Homes can be purchased now at pre-move-in pricing at The Grove Store located at 1818 W. 35 th Street...
(Credit: Shutterstock) On Monday, the Senate Committee on Property Tax voted Senate Bill 2, the Property Tax Reform and Relief Act of 2019, out of committee to send before the Texas Senate. "Skyrocketing property taxes are hurting families, forcing businesses to close, and...
A petition that calls for the City of Austin to put any stadium deal for a professional sports team on publicly-owned land be put to a vote is certified by the City Clerk. The Statesman reports Council must now approve the ordinance or let voters decide. The certification means...
Tonight, the Austin school board will look at an early plan to consolidate schools to help bridge a growing budget gap. Board members will begin the process tonight of deciding the fate of some Austin school district campuses. AISD will make the decision over the course of the...
Austin's 'Recycle Reads' program is on very shaky ground following another decision to postpone a vote on a joint sublease with Austin Creative Reuse. Council member Alison Alter has a problem with the amount of space that would leave for Recycled Reads. "We were never told that...