Monday, June 26, 2017 by Joseph Caterine

Bond doubles down on segregation, trustee says

At last week’s Austin Independent School District Board of Trustees meeting, only one trustee voted against the adoption of the list of projects to be included in this year’s bond election: District 1 representative Edmund Gordon. In a sit-down interview…

Monday, June 26, 2017 by Jo Clifton

Second Austin Energy employee investigated

For the second time this month, the Office of the City Auditor has released a report alleging that an Austin Energy employee has misused his computer, email account and telephone to work on his secondary employment. According to an investigation…

Friday, June 23, 2017 by Jo Clifton

Council OKs $6.9 million in fee waivers for state

Despite Gov. Greg Abbott’s long list of proposed topics for an upcoming special session of the Texas Legislature that look a lot like Austin bashing, City Council voted Thursday to allow staff to negotiate an interlocal agreement with the Texas…

Thursday, June 22, 2017 by Audrey McGlinchy

As city debates how to keep the peace, an expert explains how to keep things quiet

City Council members have delayed a vote on the so-called “agent of change” proposal, which would establish rules aimed at easing tensions between neighbors and music venues over amplified sound. An early version of the rules asked both new businesses…

Thursday, June 22, 2017 by Caleb Pritchard

Commissioners Court approves expensive survey of Palm School

Travis County’s cost to determine just how much of its Palm School building is truly historic has reached the six-figure mark. On Tuesday, the Travis County Commissioners Court unanimously approved peeling off $140,964 from a larger earmark in the current…

Wednesday, June 21, 2017 by Joseph Caterine

School board wary of tax rate increase in bond election

Read their lips: no tax increase. With the exception of District 1 Trustee Edmund Gordon, the Austin Independent School District Board of Trustees was united in its stance against raising the tax rate with the 2017 Bond Package as it…

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