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Wednesday, August 24, 2016 by Caleb Pritchard

Central Health presents its budget, faces criticism over transparency

The Travis County Commissioners Court heard details about Central Health’s proposed budget for 2017 on Tuesday during a lengthy hearing that also featured organized criticism of the county hospital district’s approach to transparency. The court learned that the district is…

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Wednesday, August 24, 2016 by Jack Craver

Austin Energy gradually reforms Customer Assistance Program

For nearly two years, Paul Robbins, a longtime environmental and consumer activist, has been hounding Austin Energy about its operation of the Customer Assistance Program, which is intended to give energy discounts to low-income households. Robbins, who earns groans as…

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Wednesday, August 24, 2016 by Jo Clifton

Bastrop’s Pine Forest legal fees still rising

The city of Bastrop has paid nearly $652,000 to the attorney representing the city, Bastrop County and the Bastrop Independent School District to wrangle with Robert Leffingwell, the other owners of the Pine Forest Investment Group LLC and the homeowners…

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Wednesday, August 24, 2016 by Elizabeth Pagano

New balcony approved for Ma and Pa Ferguson house

Though it took a reluctant Historic Landmark Commission two votes to approve it last month, the Ma and Pa Ferguson House gets to have a nonhistoric balcony. Again. The home at 1200 Enfield Road was once home to Ma and…

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Tuesday, August 23, 2016 by Caleb Pritchard

Capital Metro embraces frequency as its future

The Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority unveiled on Tuesday a proposed major overhaul of its entire transit system, and the watchword is “frequency.” The Connections 2025 service plan will be the guiding document for operations at the agency for the next…

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Tuesday, August 23, 2016 by Jo Clifton

New City Council candidates emerge

There were just two surprise City Council candidates when the filing deadline passed at 5 p.m. Monday – one in District 10 and one in District 4 – for the five seats on the November ballot. There are only 14…

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Tuesday, August 23, 2016 by Elizabeth Pagano

Two-year permit puzzle continued at the BoA

It’s back to the drawing board for some Lake Austin homeowners who have yet to move into the home they purchased in 2014. Armbrust & Brown’s Eric DeYoung represented the owners, Stone Park Trust, at the Board of Adjustment meeting…

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Tuesday, August 23, 2016 by Elizabeth Pagano

No special exceptions for East Austin special exception

Angry neighbors were no match for strange coincidences at the Board of Adjustment earlier this month. Nanette DiNunzio was seeking a special exception that would allow her to retain her garage, which – because it is in the 5-foot setback…

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Tuesday, August 23, 2016 by Caleb Pritchard
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TipSheet: Travis County, 8.22.16

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. 6. Receive and discuss the Travis…

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