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Lost Creek, five other areas to vote on leaving the city

Texas Republicans and Democrats will be going to the polls on March 5 to select their candidates for the November election. But another election is coming in May, and the only people who get a chance to vote in it…

Annexation planned for McKinney Falls tract

Sometime in the next few months, the city will likely be annexing a 55-acre tract in Southeast Austin and granting zoning to allow development of the property as a light industrial (LI) site. The matter was on Thursday’s agenda, but…

Debate over rezone gets in the way of voluntary annexation deal

A decision by the Zoning and Platting Commission Tuesday to push a zoning case hearing back to April could jeopardize an opportunity for the city to annex a 42-acre lot south of FM 2222. The heavily wooded property, east of…

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Travis County braces for new annexation law

The state’s new law that will make municipal annexations more difficult will also bring new complications for Travis County, the Commissioners Court learned on Tuesday. Scheleen Walker, long-range planning manager at the Transportation and Natural Resources Department, told the court…

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…

Council to reconsider annexing 'doughnut hole'

Owners of homes on Susie, Joy and Easy streets told City Council last week that they do not wish to be annexed any more than they did in 2016, when Council voted not to annex the approximately 34-acre Mooreland Addition…

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Council declines to annex Entrada tract

With the backing of Council Member Jimmy Flannigan, Council Member Ora Houston at last Thursday’s City Council meeting asserted her intention to oppose annexation for approximately 246 acres of land in northeastern Travis County known as Entrada. The property, owned…

Anti-annexation bill now biggest threat to city

Although there were numerous legislative proposals that threatened Austin at the beginning of the current session of the Texas Legislature, the one that now appears to put Austin’s ability to grow and pay for its services in greatest jeopardy is…

Reporter's Notebook: Pardon

Vote kills Entrada annexation for now… City Council voted 10-1 on Thursday to indefinitely postpone annexation of the Entrada property, approximately 246 acres in northeastern Travis County south of Wells Branch Parkway, with Mayor Pro Tem Kathie Tovo opposed. Mayor Steve…

Departing from policy, Council declines to annex

At the urging of City Council Member Ann Kitchen, Council last week rejected annexation of a small area containing about 35 homes. The vote was 7-4, with Council members Greg Casar, Delia Garza and Leslie Pool and Mayor Pro Tem…

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