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Thursday, September 18, 2003 by

Travis County sludge farm battle continues

Commissioners ask TCEQ commissioners to reverse permit decision Travis County officials continue to fight a Cap-Tex Inc. sludge farm in Southeast Travis County, almost three years after the county filed its first objection to the beneficial use permit. The Cap-Tex…

Tuesday, September 16, 2003 by

City Commission struggles with public image Commissioners have suggested changes to historic ordinance Stung by what they perceive to be unfairly negative publicity surrounding some controversial cases, members of the Historic Landmark Commission (HLC) spent Saturday afternoon searching for ways to improve their relationship with the City Council and raise community support for historic preservation.

The HLC has found itself facing criticism from some Council members, as well as the editorial board of the Austin American-Statesman, after it recommended historic designation in two cases that were eventually denied by the Council. The commission’s recommendations on…

Thursday, September 11, 2003 by

Convention Center Hotel gets positive response Developers are encouraged by initial room night bookings for the Austin Convention Center hotel, which is set to open in 90 days.

Austin Convention and Visitors Bureau President Bob Lander and Hilton Austin General Manager Andy Slater presented facts and figures on the hotel at this week’s Austin Rotary Club meeting. According to Slater, the Hilton Austin will open with 206,000 room…