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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…

Friday, June 16, 2017 by Audrey McGlinchy

Council nixes daytime juvenile curfew, extends late-night curfew through summer

City Council Thursday decided to nix the city’s 27-year-old daytime juvenile curfew, extending instead the city’s nighttime curfew for young people until Oct. 1. At that time, members expect to have a report back on alternatives to a criminal curfew…

Friday, June 9, 2017 by Jack Craver

Council rejects gun rights advocate for commission

City Council took the rare move Thursday of rejecting a nomination to a citizen commission over the nominee’s controversial statements. Only two of the nine members of Council present voted to support appointing Michael Cargill, the founder of Central Texas…

Wednesday, June 7, 2017 by Jo Clifton

Budget stresses show in child care discussion

Mayor Pro Tem Kathie Tovo faced strong resistance at Tuesday’s work session to her resolution directing the city manager to find funding to continue a child care services program for homeless families. Tovo and her cosponsors, City Council members Delia…

Friday, May 19, 2017 by Jo Clifton

Council hopes new rules will shorten meetings

Meetings that stretch into the wee hours of the morning, lengthy work sessions, budget briefings and additional special called meetings have taken a toll on the 10-1 City Council, those feisty newcomers who thought they could reinvent the wheel when…

Thursday, May 18, 2017 by Syeda Hasan

Council considers providing rental assistance to Austin arts groups

Today, City Council is set to consider a plan to provide rental assistance to arts organizations. That’s after Mayor Steve Adler made a series of proposals aimed at strengthening the city’s music scene last year. For many Austin artists, some…

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