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Wednesday, August 10, 2016 by Jo Clifton

MoPac construction causing environmental anxiety

Construction has not yet begun, but already the Save Our Springs Alliance, the Save Barton Creek Association and the citizens who filed suit against the Texas Department of Transportation and the Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority over the expansion and…

Thursday, July 21, 2016 by Audrey McGlinchy

Judge strikes down two Austin campaign finance rules

A federal district court ruled late Wednesday that two rules governing how candidates for Austin office handle campaign funds violate the First Amendment. The ruling came after Council member Don Zimmerman filed a lawsuit challenging the city’s campaign finance rules…

Tuesday, July 12, 2016 by Jo Clifton

Mueller homeowners reach agreement with TCAD

The Travis Central Appraisal District has reached an agreement with the owners of three affordable homes in the Mueller development who sued the district claiming their appraisals were too high because they were not allowed sell their homes at market…

Tuesday, June 21, 2016 by Syeda Hasan

City faces lawsuit over short-term rental ordinance

A group of homeowners and renters are suing the city of Austin over its effort to regulate short-term rental units, or STRs, like those you’d find on sites such as Airbnb or HomeAway.The suit claims several problems with the city’s STR…

Wednesday, June 15, 2016 by Syeda Hasan

Legal battle over Shoal Creek PUD intensifies

A few months ago, residents of Austin’s Shoal Creek neighborhood sued to stop a massive new development from going up. Now that legal battle is getting more complicated.Twenty homeowners filed a lawsuit in district court in April over a proposed…

Wednesday, June 1, 2016 by Jo Clifton

Neighbors sued over restrictive covenant

After threatening to sue a developer for violating a restrictive covenant, 21 members of the Crestview neighborhood were surprised when the developer turned the tables on them, filing suit to have the covenant declared void and seeking up to $100,000…

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