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Tuesday, February 9, 2016 by Caleb Pritchard

CAMPO board approves sizable cost increase for 183

The cost of a large expansion of U.S. Highway 183 in Northwest Austin officially nearly tripled on Monday night. At its monthly meeting, the Transportation Policy Board of the Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization voted to amend its long-range plan…

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Tuesday, February 9, 2016 by Courtney Griffin

AISD moves ahead with new equity assessment model

It’s been more than a year since the Texas Civil Rights Project sent a letter to the U.S. Department of Education to call attention to disparities in the ways the Austin Independent School District educates its students. And despite AISD…

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Tuesday, February 9, 2016 by Elizabeth Pagano

City buys time on emotional West Lynn demolition

There’s trouble in Old West Austin, where the expense and maintenance of one of the city’s older homes is once again threatening its existence. The Slaughter-Dildy House at 611 West Lynn St. is a contributing structure in the West Line…

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Tuesday, February 9, 2016 by Vicky Garza

Forum updates on community health initiatives

City and county health officials and health services organizations provided an update last Wednesday night on a five-year comprehensive community health planning initiative that will end in June. About 86 residents attended the community forum at the George Washington Carver…

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Tuesday, February 9, 2016 by Caleb Pritchard
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TipSheet: Travis County, 2.09.16

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. 2. Consider and take appropriate action…

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Monday, February 8, 2016 by Jo Clifton

Adler unveils new TNC proposal

Mayor Steve Adler on Sunday revealed that he has been working with a representative of Lyft, one of the transportation network companies that has been backing an initiative on the May 7 ballot to prevent the city from enforcing mandatory…

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Monday, February 8, 2016 by Jo Clifton

Appointee evaluation plan sparks conversation

City Council weighed in on a plan for evaluating the city manager, city clerk, municipal court clerk and city auditor on Thursday. Part of that plan, as laid out by Acting Assistant City Manager Mark Washington, includes submission of standardized…

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Monday, February 8, 2016 by Jack Craver

City proposes campaign to reduce traffic deaths

If there’s anybody in Austin who doesn’t think that traffic deaths are a major problem, their views were conspicuously absent from a hearing on road fatalities held by City Council’s Mobility Committee last week. Indeed, members of the committee, city…

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Monday, February 8, 2016 by Austin Monitor

Reporter’s Notebook: Petitions, among other things

Pilot Knob, revisited… Over the weekend, City Council’s recent Pilot Knob deal got a lot more ink. As you might remember, the Austin Monitor first wrote about the deal, which will bring affordable housing to the planned unit development, at…

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