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Peace in the Grove?
City Council is scheduled to consider the Grove at Shoal Creek planned unit development Tuesday, during a special-called, second-reading meeting coincident with Council's regular work session. It might not be as contentious as feared, say BCRC neighbors and developer ARG Bull Creek Ltd.

6:00PM Sun. Dec. 4, Michael King Read More | Comment »

Geoffrey Freeman Reaches Settlement with City
Former Austin Police Officer Geoffrey Freeman won’t go to arbitration on Monday to contest his firing. Earlier today, attorneys for Freeman reached a settlement with the city that will provide him with $35,000 and a separation classification of “general discharge,” leaving him free to find a police job in another town or city.

1:58PM Fri. Dec. 2, Chase Hoffberger Read More | Comment »

Statesman Cuts Arts Staff
The voice of informed and experienced arts criticism in this city is about to get a whole lot softer. As of Dec. 31, the Austin American-Statesman is eliminating the position of full-time arts writer, meaning that Jeanne Claire van Ryzin, who has been employed there since 1999, will be out of a job.

3:30PM Wed. Nov. 30, Robert Faires Read More | Comment »

Vela to Dukes: Resign "Immediately"
Attorney, former chairman of the Workers Defense Project, and potential state representative for House District 46 Chito Vela called for the congressional seat's outgoing Rep. Dawnna Dukes, D-Pflugerville, to step down “immediately,” well in advance of her intended date of resignation, Jan. 10.

1:25PM Wed. Nov. 30, Sarah Marloff Read More | Comment »

State Health Department Makes Fetal Tissue Rule Final
Despite emotional public hearings, roughly 35,000 comments, and major pushback from pro-choice advocates, the Texas Health and Human Services Commission finalized a new rule on Monday that would require women to bury or cremate fetal tissue after their abortion or miscarriage, rather than deposit them in sanitary sewers and medical-waste landfills.

6:40PM Mon. Nov. 28, Mary Tuma Read More | Comment »

Texas Judge Blocks New Federal Overtime Rules
In a blow to workers' rights today, U.S. District Judge Amos Mazzant of Sherman, Texas, temporarily struck down a new federal overtime rule that would have impacted 4.2 million American employees, including approximately 370,000 Texans.

6:35PM Tue. Nov. 22, Mary Tuma Read More | Comment »

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After Filing Bill Forcing Schools to Out LGBTQ Kids, Legislator Bullies Media
After filing anti-LGBTQ legislation late last week, state Sen. Konni Burton, R-Ft. Worth, has gone on the attack over press coverage of her bill.

3:30PM Mon. Nov. 21, Mary Tuma Read More | Comment »

Sheri Gallo's Darned Emails
District 10 City Council Member Sheri Gallo is facing flak for the use of her city of Austin email address in regard to the contentious Grove at Shoal Creek, a PUD that, if approved, would see development in her district.

5:20PM Fri. Nov. 18, Annamarya Scaccia Read More | Comment »

Art Acevedo to Leave APD for Houston
Art Acevedo is apparently out at APD. The tenured police chief, who came to Austin in 2007 after running the California Highway Patrol unit, is headed to Houston, reports the Statesman’s Tony Plohetski. An official announcement is expected from the Bayou City this afternoon.

7:43AM Thu. Nov. 17, Chase Hoffberger Read More | Comment »

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