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Tuesday, November 14, 2017 by Jessi Devenyns

City composting may soon expand, go high-tech

A month after select Austin residents received their green compost bins to expand the city’s composting pilot program, the time has come to assess the success of the program’s reception. On Nov. 8, Emlea Chanslor, Austin Resource Recovery acting division…

Tuesday, November 14, 2017 by Jo Clifton

Council OKs annexing commercial area only

Last year, at the urging of District 5 Council Member Ann Kitchen, City Council rejected annexation of a 34-acre tract of land in Southwest Travis County that is almost totally surrounded by the city of Austin.On Thursday, Kitchen again argued…

Tuesday, November 14, 2017 by Joseph Caterine

Commissioners question right of appeal under CodeNEXT

In a presentation at the joint land use commission meeting on Nov. 7, city staff claimed that clarifications made to the right to appeal under CodeNEXT draft two would improve the process for the city and appellants alike, but some…

Tuesday, November 14, 2017 by Elizabeth Pagano

Could a new historic district save this home?

There’s another push to create a local historic district in Travis Heights. The fate of 501 E. Mary St. became entwined with the proposed district at the most recent meeting of the Historic Landmark Commission, where the home’s demolition was…

Tuesday, November 14, 2017 by Caleb Pritchard
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TipSheet: Travis County, 11.14.17

The Travis County Commissioners Court meets at 9 a.m. Tuesday. In the interest of space, we’ve decided not to post the entire agenda here. The County Clerk’s office hosts a copy at its website.3. Receive comments regarding a resolution of…

Monday, November 13, 2017 by Chad Swiatecki

MLS team’s ambitions cast shadow over Austin’s other soccer hopefuls

The possibility of the Major League Soccer club from Columbus, Ohio, relocating to Austin has brought attention to other lower-profile but still ambitious soccer-related projects in the area. And one of the central questions surrounding Columbus Crew ownership group Precourt…