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It'll be another messy traffic weekend on Interstate 35 northbound in north Austin. TXDOT is closing the Interstate just after 290 to finish demolishing the St. John's bridge. The closures being at 10 tonight until 9 tomorrow morning and then again from 10 Sunday night until 10...
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Republican Congressman Chip Roy could have already drawn a challenger for 2021. Democratic former State Senator Wendy Davis said at a Texas Observer fundraiser that she may plan to run for Roy's seat. Davis became the national darling of progressives for her 2013 11-hour...
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The Chief of Police for the University of Texas comes out against the City of Austin relaxing its homeless ordinances. Chief David Carter said in a letter to City Council the proposals “run counter to our efforts to build a safer community for UT students, business owners...
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JON COOLEY Texas Democrats are training their sights on Governor Greg Abbott following the release of emails about the Texas Voter Roll Purge controversy. San Antonio US Rep. Juaquin Castro says those emails make it clear to him and others that Governor Abbott and his office...
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Travis County's Appraisal Review Board could be skirting the law in denying the results of hundreds of property tax protests that favored property owners. The ARB held protest hearing panels and determined that the results were 'inconsistent'. Tax Attorney Lorri Michel disagrees...
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At a State Capitol Press Conference on Thursday Governor Abbott spoke of the advice he gave the Trump administration not to raise tariffs in talks with Mexico over stemming the influx of migrants coming to the US illegally. Abbott made the argument to Vice President Pence that...
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The Austin City Council votes to open a new homeless shelter in South Austin. The city is looking at buying a site for the new shelter in the coming weeks. They aren't saying an exact location, other than South Austin. Caritas CEO Jo Kathryn Quinn says this is badly needed. "We...
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Austin City Council is talking about city codes related to homeless people camping in public places. Members of Austin's police force report the number of citations written around this ordinance has been on the decline in recent years. Council is looking to ease the ordinance,...
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As homeless continues to pose a major problem for the city of Austin, who didn't want to be responsible for cleaning underpass homeless camps, but this year TxDOT passed that responsibility on to the city, which is now reluctantly spending $1.5-million on dozens of cleanups...