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Under the Texas House budget proposal, the state's film incentive program is being allotted $22-million dollars. While that is $10-million dollars less than what the program was allotted last session, those in the film industry are calling it a win for now. Mindy Raymond with...
The City of Leander has tweaked its animal control ordinance, including including a provision that makes microchipping mandatory for all dogs and cats. Animal Control Supervisor Edna Ellis said the microchip will act as a form of registration with the city itself. The new...
Mayor Steve Adler is proposing a change that would remove ethics complaint hearings from public view for certain city employees. If approved by council, any complaint lodged against high-ranking city executives, as well as any employee not represented by a union, would go...
In Northwest Austin feral hogs are a menace. Dozens have been seen even during the day around Walnut Creek. County Extension Agent Noel Troxclair said they're concerned, especially since hogs have been seen near kids at bus stops. Although some counties like Caldwell have a...
The Texas Economy continues to fire on all cylinders. Texas Public Policy Foundation Senior Economist Dr Vance Ginn says the seventeen thousand-plus jobs added last month and record-low unemployment numbers from the Texas Workforce Commission doesn't tell the whole story. "In...
(Credit: PSV) Precourt Sports Ventures, LLC (PSV), the investor-operator of Major League Soccer’s most recently announced franchise, Austin FC, has selected its construction manager and design partners for the planned 100%-privately financed 20,500-seat soccer park and stadium,...
Capital Metro is breaking ground Monday on a new downtown rail station at 4th and Neches which, according to CEO Randy Clarke, will increase the flow of passengers while also increasing safety for pedestrians and cyclists in the area. The new station is scheduled to be up and...
(Credit: United States Pastor Council) A conservative Christian group has dropped its lawsuit attempting to overturn Austin's anti-discrimination ordinance that extends employment protection to sexual orientation and gender identity. The Austin American-Statesman reports the U.S...
The Hutto City Manager has announced that City Hall operations are fully expected to begin serving residents on April 1 at the newly completed City Hall and Public Library at 500 W. Live Oak Street. “We have been actively moving for the past few weeks while maintaining service...