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Wednesday, August 31, 2016 by Jack Craver

Council members raise concerns about WildHorse PID

Travis County’s first attempt at its very own public improvement district could be imperiled by a skeptical City Council, which by state law must give its blessing to such projects if they are located within Austin city limits. Discussing the…

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Wednesday, August 31, 2016 by Caleb Pritchard

Capitol view corridor dashes longshot hopes for county courthouse plan

The Texas Legislature has no interest in helping Travis County build a new civil courthouse across the street from its existing one if it means blocking protected views of the State Capitol, according to state Sen. Kirk Watson. “I don’t…

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Wednesday, August 31, 2016 by Jo Clifton

Candidates fail to file financial information

The Austin Monitor asked the Office of the City Clerk on Tuesday for all of the financial information statements filed by City Council candidates running for election and re-election on the Nov. 8 ballot. Although there are 14 candidates, the…

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Wednesday, August 31, 2016 by Courtney Griffin

AISD employees see insurance hikes

The final board of trustees meeting attended by Austin Independent School District’s Chief Human Capital Officer Michael Houser brought hard news: Some AISD employees could see a significant portion of their newly approved raises go toward paying increasing health care…

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Tuesday, August 30, 2016 by Jack Craver

Council approves new electricity rates

City Council voted unanimously Monday to adopt a new set of electricity rates for residents and businesses served by Austin Energy, the city-owned utility. The vote was the culmination of an eight-month process, starting with a rate proposal submitted by…

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Tuesday, August 30, 2016 by Jo Clifton

TxDOT can’t participate in Balcones permit program

An official with the Balcones Canyonlands Conservation Plan has informed the Texas Department of Transportation that the department is not allowed to participate in the BCCP permit in conjunction with its work on State Highway 45 Southwest. Carlos Swonke, director…

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Tuesday, August 30, 2016 by Elizabeth Pagano

East Austin’s boom: What to do? And how to do it?

As a first, necessary step toward addressing East Austin’s growth, the Planning Commission continues to look for a way to get a handle on the conversation about that growth. Commissioner Nuria Zaragoza, who sparked the latest discussion on the subject…

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Tuesday, August 30, 2016 by Syeda Hasan

East Austin theater at the center of code dispute

The Austin Code Department is responsible for making sure land is used for its intended purpose. So what happens when land-use rules are broken? One East Austin theater at the center of a code dispute is finding out the answer…

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Tuesday, August 30, 2016 by Caleb Pritchard
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TipSheet: Travis County, 8.30.16

The Travis County Commissioners Court meets at 9 a.m. Tuesday. In the interest of space, we’ve decided not to post the entire agenda here. The County Clerk’s office hosts a copy at its website. 8. Consider and take appropriate action…

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