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Thursday, December 13, 2018 by Elizabeth Pagano
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TipSheet: City Council, 12.13.18

Welcome to this week’s TipSheet. This is the last Council TipSheet of the year, as this is the last City Council meeting of the year. It’s also the last meeting for District 1 Council Member Ora Houston and District 8…

Wednesday, December 12, 2018 by Jack Craver

Natasha Harper-Madison easily prevails in District 1

After finishing in a virtual tie in the general election, Natasha Harper-Madison easily defeated Mariana Salazar to become the next Council member for District 1 in East and Northeast Austin.Harper-Madison carried the low-turnout runoff election 72 percent to 28 percent,…

Wednesday, December 12, 2018 by Jack Craver

Renteria bests sister Almanza again

Council Member Pio Renteria held on to his seat the same way he won it four years ago: by beating his sister.The incumbent representative of District 3, which covers much of Central East and Southeast Austin, easily won re-election in…

Wednesday, December 12, 2018 by Jo Clifton

Ellis handily wins District 8 election

Paige Ellis won the runoff for Southwest Austin’s District 8 City Council seat Tuesday night, defeating Frank Ward with 56 percent of the vote in a race that drew considerably fewer voters than the Nov. 6 election.Ellis received 6,115 votes…

Wednesday, December 12, 2018 by Mose Buchele

Austin Water report shows big impact of boil order was conservation

Austin Water delivered an “after action” report to City Council yesterday on the weeklong boil-water order enacted during severe flooding in October. The presentation shed more light on what happened to bring about the emergency and what the city might…

Tuesday, December 11, 2018 by Syeda Hasan

A new neighborhood group hopes to speak for student renters in West Campus

While many University of Texas students were busy studying for final exams, senior Allie Runas was thinking about cracks in the sidewalk.After years of stepping over cracks in West Campus, she decided to do something and founded the West Campus…