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Tuesday, May 31, 2005 by

Despite fears, Austin fares well

Legislature did little to change city's ordinances The City of Austin is claiming victory in this year’s Legislature, more for the bills it fought off than in the bills that managed to get passed this session. Typical of most sessions,…

Friday, May 27, 2005 by

Public safety costs eat city's lunch

Cops, fire, EMS take all tax revenue plus $42 million Funding public safety—police, fire and EMS—now eats up all of the city’s property and sales tax revenues. For the coming year, FY2006, Austin Chief Financial Officer John Stephens told the…

Thursday, May 26, 2005 by

Music channel group announces deal

Austin Music Partners must now prepare to take over network Mayor Pro Tem Jackie Goodman, chairing her final meeting of the Council’s telecom committee, got a welcome surprise from Austin Music Partners’ Connie Wodlinger yesterday, who announced, “We do have…

Wednesday, May 25, 2005 by

Two water bills die in House

Takings bill still alive as Senators work through wee hours Two bills affecting water quality regulations in Texas died on the House floor last night without coming up for a vote. One would have given the Texas Commission on Environmental…

Tuesday, May 24, 2005 by

Time-Warner, music group have no deal

Meyers leaving music network for new gig in Memphis The group that agreed to run the Austin Music Network (AMN) has still not received permission from Time-Warner Cable to take over the channel. Austin Chief Financial Officer John Stephens said…

Monday, May 23, 2005 by

Candidates offer views of future

Clarke, Kim reach out to core supporters The two candidates in the runoff for Place 3 on the Austin City Council sounded similar notes Sunday evening in a televised debate sponsored by the League of Women Voters and the city’s…