Latest Headlines for Tuesday, December 18

Tuesday, December 18, 2018 by Andrew Weber

Gus Garcia, the first elected Hispanic mayor of Austin, dies at 84

Gustavo “Gus” Garcia, a former Austin school board trustee, City Council member and the first elected Hispanic mayor of Austin, died early Monday surrounded by his family. He was 84.At a memorial service at Gus Garcia Young Men’s Leadership Academy,…

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Tuesday, December 18, 2018 by Ryan Thornton

CapMetro approves Project Connect vision plan

The Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s long-term vision plan was adopted by the agency’s board of directors Monday afternoon. As per Project Connect program manager Dave Couch, the map – an array of intersecting and parallel lines of various colors and…

Tuesday, December 18, 2018 by Chad Swiatecki

Budget amendment means new $150M Austin Energy HQ at Mueller

Austin Energy will move its offices on Barton Springs Road to a new headquarters at the Mueller development in North Austin, a move that is expected to save the city roughly $1 million per year.Last week City Council unanimously approved…

Tuesday, December 18, 2018 by Jack Craver

Old UT Co-op may become medical offices

The former University Co-op building on the corner of Medical Arts and Dean Keeton streets may soon be home to doctors’ offices and banks after City Council voted to rezone the property to allow medical uses and financial services.Following a recommendation…

Tuesday, December 18, 2018 by Ryan Thornton
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TipSheet: Travis County, 12.18.18

Travis County Commissioners Court will convene Tuesday morning for its final voting session of the year. Below are some of the more interesting items featured on the agenda this week. The entire agenda can be found at the Travis County…

Monday, December 17, 2018 by Jo Clifton

Action ramps up in appraisal district suit

Action continues to ramp up in the battle between the Travis Central Appraisal District and firms representing property owners seeking hearings to lower the appraised value of their properties.Last month, Texas ProTax Austin, Five Stone Tax Advisors, 46 commercial property…