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Friday, October 31, 2014 by Elizabeth Pagano

Crowd pleads with HLC to save Pine Street Station

The possible demolition of East Austin’s Pine Street Station drew impassioned pleas to the Historic Landmark Commission this week. On Monday night, a crowd of Austinites implored the commission to initiate historic zoning for the buildings located at 414 Waller…

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Friday, October 31, 2014 by Elizabeth Pagano

Neighbors lose fight against Lightsey plan

As an illustration of how heated the discussion about the South Austin Lightsey 2 project has become, Planning and Development Review Department Director Greg Guernsey opened the meeting by clarifying that his staff had not taken graft and that he…

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Friday, October 31, 2014 by Mark Richardson

San Antonio approves $3.4B for water pipeline

Saying the city needed to act to secure a new, long-term source of water, the San Antonio City Council voted Thursday to approve a $3.4 billion project to build a pipeline to deliver an estimated 16 billion gallons of water…

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Friday, October 31, 2014 by Austin Monitor

Reporters Notebook: Rail bonds & fluoridated water

Discovering the flip side of Laura Pressley … Two separate local media outlets started digging deeper into District 4 City Council candidate Laura Pressley’s recent political past Thursday. The Chronicle struck first with a piece from Monitor political editor Jo…

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Thursday, October 30, 2014 by Elizabeth Pagano

Urban farms battle is back at Planning Commission

The fight over urban farms reignited at the Planning Commission on Tuesday night, where a battle took place over whether East Austin’s Springdale Farm should get a zoning change that would allow it to continue to hold events. The owners…

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Thursday, October 30, 2014 by Kara Nuzback

Ethics Commission gives candidates slap on wrist

Some City Council candidates are having trouble following Austin’s campaign finance laws. The Ethics Review Commission addressed three complaints against candidates in Districts 6, 8 and 10 Tuesday night. Each candidate admitted wrongdoing, and none of them walked away with major…

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Thursday, October 30, 2014 by Tyler Whitson

Parks Board says ‘no thanks’ to Rainey house

The Parks and Recreation Board voted Tuesday to recommend that City Council “politely decline” the donation of a small historic house for use as the Rainey Street History Center. The vote came after the Emma S. Barrientos Mexican-American Cultural Center…

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Thursday, October 30, 2014 by Michael Kanin

City staff calls for Convention Center expansion

A memo from City of Austin Real Estate Services Officer Lauraine Rizer to Austin City Council members and Mayor Lee Leffingwell notes that there is “solid evidence for the need to expand the Convention Center.” And to do it, Rizer…

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Wednesday, October 29, 2014 by Michael Kanin

Austin Monitor Radio, Show 22

Brennan Griffin and Amy Hartman of AURA join Monitor publisher Mike Kanin to talk about the past, present, and future of the organization. Link below.

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