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Walk and Draw Along the Lake
The South Central Waterfront Initiative will kick off a “very intensive four months of planning,” as City of Austin Principal Planner Alan Holt puts it, with two Walk and Draw Walkshops this week (6:30pm, Thu., Aug 27, and Sat., Aug. 29).

4:30PM Wed. Aug. 26, Amy Kamp Read More | Comment »

Found Money
Wednesday afternoon, Mayor Steve Adler announced that the city’s budget decisions had been made easier by the addition of $4.9 billion in property value above earlier estimates, following Monday’s certification of the property tax roll by the Travis Central Appraisal District. “There is a growth dividend for the residents of Austin,” said the mayor.

4:00PM Wed. Aug. 26, Michael King Read More | Comment »

TCAD Challenge Moves to Court
The City of Austin is filing suit today against the Travis Central Appraisal District, commercial property owners, and Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar, challenging the property appraisal system as unconstitutional.

12:20PM Mon. Aug. 24, Michael King Read More | Comment »

News Roundup: Questions and Answers
In this week's News Roundup: Ken Paxton undergoes the legal equivalent of falling down a rising escalator; Council gets conceptual; movie theaters take note from the TSA; and more.

7:56PM Sun. Aug. 23, the News Staff Read More | Comment »

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Homelessness Rises in AISD
The number of homeless students in Austin ISD is rising sharply, according to the latest numbers released by non-profit group HousingWorks Austin.

1:30PM Fri. Aug. 21, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

Night Moves
Late Thursday evening, City Council was still hearing from residents requesting more support for city employees, working families, social services, cultural education, and more. The initial budget public hearings began in the evening, following a long day of regular business.

8:00AM Fri. Aug. 21, Michael King Read More | Comment »

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Acevedo to San Antonio?
This just in: Austin Police Chief Art Acevedo is among the finalists being considered for hiring as the chief of the San Antonio Police Department. That's about all we know right now; via the city, Acevedo released a brief statement.

4:30PM Thu. Aug. 20, Michael King Read More | Comment »

Fluoridation Survives
Late Wednesday afternoon, a City Council committee motion by District 6 Council Member Don Zimmerman to bring the issue of water fluoridation before the whole City Council died for lack of a second. No member on the Public Utilities or Health and Human Services Committees supported Zimmerman’s motion.

6:45PM Wed. Aug. 19, Michael King Read More | Comment »

Health Inequities Dog Austin
Today, a partnership between the City of Austin, Travis County, and Central Health unveiled Healthy ATC, a web portal that “work[s] together to track disparities and create health equity in our community.” The portal comes at an auspicious time, as City Council begins discussing the FY 2016 budget at tomorrow’s meeting.

2:35PM Wed. Aug. 19, Amy Kamp Read More | Comment »

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