Latest Headlines for Wednesday, March 4

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Wednesday, March 4, 2015 by Jo Clifton

Council vote on Decker Golf contract uncertain

At least four members of City Council expressed an interest Tuesday in sending the question of whether the city should enter into the contract for a developer to create two PGA-class golf courses at Walter E. Long Metropolitan Park to…

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Wednesday, March 4, 2015 by Caleb Pritchard

Commissioners nearly boot plans for DA’s office

Travis County Commissioners came dangerously close Tuesday to scrapping plans to build a new office tower for the Travis County District Attorney’s Office. The clash between two county agencies over cost almost ended the project when Commissioner Gerald Daugherty seconded…

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Wednesday, March 4, 2015 by Tyler Whitson

Council assesses potential Onion Creek buyout

While the Halloween 2013 flood continues to impact lives near Onion Creek, City Council will likely decide Thursday whether the city should chip in up to $60 million to help ensure that history does not repeat itself. Council members considered…

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Wednesday, March 4, 2015 by Elizabeth Pagano

Gated neighbors ask Crestview for a change

Neighborhoods and developers strike deals all the time. But what happens when people move into those compromises? One group of Crestview residents says that the time has come for the newcomers to be seen as neighbors, and they are asking…

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Tuesday, March 3, 2015 by Elizabeth Pagano

Council plays fast and loose on Garza Tract vote

Those familiar with the previous City Council’s strict adherence to procedural rules have been left dizzy by the new Council’s first few meetings. Last week, during the Garza Ranch discussion about the maximum allowable number of vehicle trips per day…

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Tuesday, March 3, 2015 by Tyler Whitson

Council debates deregulation of Austin Energy

When it comes to Austin Energy, there is one word that always stirs up debate. That word is “deregulation.” City Council held a policy workshop with Austin Energy management, stakeholders and policy advocates Monday on the myriad issues associated with…

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Tuesday, March 3, 2015 by Elizabeth Pagano

Council approves rezoning on North Lamar lot

Though Mayor Steve Adler warned that the first approval was “tenuous,” a North Lamar rezoning case will move forward after City Council members approved it on first reading Thursday. Council voted 9-2 to approve a rezoning at 11712 North Lamar…

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Tuesday, March 3, 2015 by Elizabeth Pagano

ANC calls for body cameras for local police

The Austin Neighborhoods Council is calling for the use of body cameras by active-duty police officers. In a resolution approved last week, the ANC proposed the cameras, citing mistrust between neighbors and police; higher rates of incarceration, use of force and…

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Tuesday, March 3, 2015 by Caleb Pritchard
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TipSheet: Travis County Commissioners, March 3.

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. Items of interest include: 12. Receive…

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