Latest Headlines for Wednesday, May 23

Tuesday, May 22, 2018 by Jo Clifton

Updated: Sheryl Cole wins House District 46 runoff

UPDATE: 10:30 p.m. In the race to represent House District 46 at the Texas Legislature, former Austin City Council Member Sheryl Cole emerged as winner – but with a very thin margin – over José “Chito” Vela. Unofficial results showed…

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Wednesday, May 23, 2018 by Caleb Pritchard

Commissioners Court tackles Tax Office troubles as disturbing audit is released

Travis County will have to face “some honest and possibly difficult conversations” during the upcoming budget process if it wants to avoid a repeat of the alleged crimes that have rocked the Tax Office, according to Tax Assessor-Collector Bruce Elfant.Elfant…

Wednesday, May 23, 2018 by Jack Craver

Adler tries to find consensus on CodeNEXT

As City Council prepares to begin deliberations on CodeNEXT next month, Mayor Steve Adler acknowledged Tuesday that no other issue that he has confronted during his three and a half years in office has divided the community as much as…

Wednesday, May 23, 2018 by Nadia Hamdan

Rising insurance costs reignite push for new fire stations in Austin

Homeowners in a Del Valle suburb learned last month that their insurance rates could go up as much as $1,000 this year because they’re too far from the nearest fire station.Concerns about the rising rates have jump-started a push to…

Tuesday, May 22, 2018 by Caleb Pritchard

Elfant to address Tax Office fraud investigation

Travis County Tax Assessor-Collector Bruce Elfant will brief the Commissioners Court on Tuesday morning about the fraud investigation that landed seven people in jail on Friday, four of them Tax Office employees.“There I will be able to provide details on…

Tuesday, May 22, 2018 by Andrew Weber

AISD Board President Kendall Pace resigns after text message controversy

Kendall Pace, president of the Austin Independent School District Board of Trustees, said this morning that she would resign from her position as president and as Place 9 trustee after controversial text messages she sent to another board trustee surfaced…