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Friday, December 19, 2014 by Mark Richardson

County seeks federal guidance on SH45 SW project

Travis County is asking the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for “guidance” on how to avoid environmental damage to the sensitive Flint Ridge Cave during the construction and operation of the proposed State Highway 45 Southwest toll road. County officials…

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Friday, December 19, 2014 by Jo Clifton

Zimmerman drops lawsuit, but case goes forward

On Thursday, after hearing from attorneys for District 6 City Council Member-elect Don Zimmerman and the Austin Bulldog about Zimmerman’s lawsuit against the website and its publisher, Ken Martin, Judge Amy Clark Meachum ruled in favor of the Bulldog on…

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Friday, December 19, 2014 by Elizabeth Pagano

Longer hike-and-bike trail hours on the way

As a parting gesture, City Council members finally found a way to keep some of the city’s hike-and-bike trails open a little longer. At their final meeting, Council members unanimously approved an ordinance that will allow the Parks and Recreation…

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Friday, December 19, 2014 by Elizabeth Pagano

ZAP gives Spicewood Springs project new life

After a denial from City Council earlier this year, the developer of the Overlook at Spicewood Springs has returned with a compromise. Currently, the property at 4920 Spicewood Springs Road is undeveloped. The developer is seeking a zoning change from…

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Thursday, December 18, 2014 by Michael Kanin

Austin Monitor Radio: Election Result Analysis

Jo Clifton and Mike Kanin analyze the final results of the 2014 Austin City Council elections. The show is posted here, below:

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Thursday, December 18, 2014 by Jo Clifton

Zimmerman v. Bulldog case going to court today

Attorneys for District 6 Council Member-elect Don Zimmerman and Austin Bulldog publisher Ken Martin will face off in a Travis County district court this morning over a lawsuit Zimmerman filed related to a Bulldog story that outlined court proceedings in…

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Thursday, December 18, 2014 by Elizabeth Pagano

Homeowners seek to preserve vegetation, lake view

A fight over the value of invasive species ended in a postponement at the Board of Adjustment last week. Ginger and John Mitchell are permitted to build a dock at their home on Lake Austin. But the places where they…

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Thursday, December 18, 2014 by Elizabeth Pagano

Commission seeks to preserve Tarrytown home

On Monday, the Historic Landmark Commission pushed to preserve a Tarrytown house. Its owners would like to see it gone. Though commissioners had the option of postponing the case to allow for more research, Commissioner Terri Myers instead urged her…

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Thursday, December 18, 2014 by Tyler Whitson

EUC wants ‘fair shake’ in gas plant study

After much discussion about the scope of work for an independent review of Austin Energy’s proposed combined-cycle natural gas plant, the Electric Utility Commission voted Monday to organize a working group and provide the utility with official comments by Jan.…

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