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Tuesday, October 3, 2017 by Jo Clifton

County sued over lease information

Even though Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has ruled that Travis County must provide a copy of the 99-year lease of 308 Guadalupe St. between the county and Lincoln Property Company, the county has not yet done so.In response, real…

Tuesday, September 26, 2017 by Stephanie Federico

After court ruling, Travis County will comply with all ICE detention requests

The Travis County Sheriff’s Office will honor all federal immigration detainer requests following a federal court ruling that held parts of Texas’ “sanctuary cities” law can go into effect.A three-judge panel for the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled…

Thursday, August 31, 2017 by Stephanie Federico

Federal judge blocks Texas’ ban on ‘sanctuary cities’

A federal court in San Antonio has blocked Senate Bill 4, Texas’ so-called “sanctuary cities” law.U.S. District Judge Orlando Garcia said, “The best interests of the public will be served by preserving the status quo and enjoining, prior to September…

Friday, August 18, 2017 by Caleb Pritchard

Council opts to sue the state over housing discrimination beef

After months of the Texas Legislature seemingly taking shot after shot at the city of Austin, City Council is swinging back.On Thursday, Council gave the go-ahead to Interim City Manager Elaine Hart to sue the state over a 2015 law…

Tuesday, June 20, 2017 by KUT News

Mayor, City Council members hold news conference on ‘sanctuary’ suit

The city of Austin filed a motion in federal court Monday, seeking a preliminary injunction to prevent the enforcement of Senate Bill 4, the state’s new law barring so-called “sanctuary cities.”Mayor Steve Adler called SB 4 unconstitutional and said that…

Tuesday, June 6, 2017 by Jo Clifton

Lake Austin group sues city over open meetings

A group of Lake Austin homeowners on Monday sued the city of Austin, claiming that the city’s notice concerning the zoning and waiver of environmental regulations on what is known as the Champion tract, was inadequate and therefore violated the…

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