Latest Headlines for Tuesday, October 21

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Tuesday, October 21, 2014 by Elizabeth Pagano

Austin Tea Party ‘endorsement’ raises questions

Though early voting started on Monday, the race to City Council hasn’t come to a halt. Over the weekend, an endorsement from the Austin Tea Party had District 4 candidate Greg Casar crying foul and issuing allegations that the whole…

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Tuesday, October 21, 2014 by Elizabeth Pagano

Council takes small step toward approving micro units

Despite lingering concerns, City Council members moved tentatively forward with a micro unit ordinance at their last meeting, voting to approve the new regulations on first reading only. City Council voted 4-2 to approve the ordinance, but it was clear…

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Tuesday, October 21, 2014 by Mark Richardson

Five seats open on Austin School District board

The Austin Independent School District has seen some tough times over past years, and it does not look like things are going to get better anytime soon. Earlier this year, Superintendent Meria Carstarphen resigned to take the superintendent’s job in…

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Tuesday, October 21, 2014 by Elizabeth Pagano

Crestview office project gets initial approval

Changes to a proposed Crestview office project were enough to keep it alive at City Council last week. Currently, the 2.275 acres at Justin Lane and Cullen Avenue are home to a Korean Presbyterian Church. Developer David Kahn is proposing…

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Monday, October 20, 2014 by Elizabeth Pagano

Council debates Red River House designation

Last week, City Council took the first step toward designating a familiar Red River Street house as a historic landmark, despite the owner’s objections. “I dare say that anybody who has ever made a trip around the University of Texas…

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Monday, October 20, 2014 by Beth Cortez-Neavel

Central Health OKs teaching hospital agreements

Despite public requests to postpone the vote, Central Health’s Board of Managers approved two crucial lease agreements for the new teaching hospital Wednesday night. Under the agreements, Seton Family Healthcare will pay $877,621 a year to the University of Texas for…

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Monday, October 20, 2014 by Mark Richardson

Trio runs for seat on Barton Springs aquifer board

Three people will be on the Nov. 4 ballot running for the Precinct 2 seat on the Barton Springs Edwards Aquifer Conservation District board. Candidates include Blayne Stanberry, a civil engineer; Ron Stried, a retired veterinarian; and Terry Newton, a…

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Monday, October 20, 2014 by Michael Kanin
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TipSheet: Austin City Council 10/21 & 10/23

The Austin City Council meets in a work session Tuesday and for its regular meeting Thursday. In the interest of space, we’ve decided not to post the entire agenda here. The City Clerk’s office hosts a copy at its website,…

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Monday, October 20, 2014 by Mark Richardson
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TipSheet: Travis County Commissioners 10/21

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 for Commissioners Court…

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