Latest Headlines for Sunday, November 23

Friday, November 21, 2014 by Mark Richardson

Obama immigration plan may end city-county tiff

It may have taken an executive order, but President Barack Obama seems to have headed off a dispute between the City of Austin and Travis County. The long-standing controversy involving Sheriff Greg Hamilton’s participation in the Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s…

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Friday, November 21, 2014 by Michael Kanin

Austin Monitor Radio, show 25: TNCs

Monitor reporter Tyler Whitson joins publisher Mike Kanin to talk TNCs with the City of Austin’s Gordon Derr and Carlton Thomas as well as UT Professor Kara Kockelman to talk transportation networking companies. The show is posted below:

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Friday, November 21, 2014 by Jo Clifton

Water worries derail Decker Lake golf course vote

Worries about water — and Central Texas’ persistent drought — have derailed, at least temporarily, plans for the Decker Lake golf course. After hearing concerns from Austin Water Utility Director Greg Meszaros, City Council voted 7-0 to postpone consideration of…

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Friday, November 21, 2014 by Beth Cortez-Neavel

Coyote management plan passes despite concerns

The Austin City Council approved the contentious city coyote management plan Thursday evening, to a loud round of applause and a few woofs of approval from community members sitting in the audience. “This may not be the last word on…

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Friday, November 21, 2014 by Tyler Whitson

Council sets overnight concrete pour ordinance

Following lengthy discussion and public input, City Council unanimously passed an interim ordinance Thursday that limits overnight concrete pouring in parts of downtown from 7 p.m. to 2 a.m. and initiates a 60-day stakeholder process for a permanent solution. The…

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Friday, November 21, 2014 by Michael Kanin

Real estate reform comes from Bull Creek process

City Council members Thursday quietly passed a resolution that instructs Austin City Manager Marc Ott to “forward to Council any written communication received by the City Manager from the State of Texas, or any agency of the State of Texas,…

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Thursday, November 20, 2014 by Gene Davis

LCRA seeks more limits on downstream release

With an analysis predicting the possibility of record low storage levels in lakes Buchanan and Travis early next year, the Lower Colorado River Authority board of directors voted 11-2 Wednesday to ask the state for a fourth year to limit…

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Thursday, November 20, 2014 by Tyler Whitson

Council to consider new utility debt policy

City Council will likely consider a new utility debt policy soon, after learning from staff that customers have accrued about $76 million in electricity debt alone, mostly over the past three years. Staff also reported that customers owe more than…

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Thursday, November 20, 2014 by Elizabeth Pagano

Proposed local historic district wins first victory

A proposed local historic district within Travis Heights won the unanimous support of the Historic Landmark Commission this week. “I received something like 17 letters in favor of this, and only one letter in opposition,” said Commissioner Terri Myers. Bluebonnet…

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