Latest Headlines for Monday, January 20

Wednesday, February 2, 2000 by

Planning Commission balks at buying East Austin warehouse for city’s use

Area residents ready to begin neighborhood planning The City of Austin has agreed to buy the Brown Distributing Co. building at 411 Chicon St. to house the city's Building Services Division. Eastside neighbors of the property, which served as a…

Tuesday, February 1, 2000 by

City Clerk's Office struggling to enter the modern information age

Goal to retrieve documents from computers instead of file cabinets City Clerk Shirley Brown's restarting an image program that has nothing to do with makeup and hair color but everything to do with making more than a million documents readily…

Monday, January 31, 2000 by

City settling with Travis County MUD over wastewater treatment standards

MUD will provide better treatment in return for variance on holding pond The City of Austin appears ready to settle its differences with Travis County Municipal Utility District No. 4 over TCMUD 4's application to double the capacity of its…

Friday, January 28, 2000 by

Hyde Park Baptist Church hit with second moratorium on new garage

Council gives neighbors and church five weeks to talk and a mediator to help During an hour and a half in executive session last night, the Austin City Council significantly rewrote a proposed ordinance with interim development controls for the…

Thursday, January 27, 2000 by

Watson attacked by group looking for a candidate to run against him

Reformers Appalled at Kirk's Ethical Transgressions (RAKET) One of Austin's chief hell-raisers is at it again. Linda Curtis has founded a new political action committee (PAC) aimed at drumming up someone to run against Mayor Kirk Watson, who is seeking…

Wednesday, January 26, 2000 by

Mayor Watson elaborates on the proposed $75 million bond election

Capital Metro undecided whether to pair road and light-rail election Karen Rae, general manager of the Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority, said Tuesday that she and Mayor Kirk Watson discussed the idea of putting highway bond funds and a light rail…