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Paxton Indicted on Three Felony Counts
Expect a big crowd in the normally placid McKinney in Collin County, just north of Dallas, on Monday. That's where and when three indictments against Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton are expected to be unsealed.

9:00PM Sat. Aug. 1, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

It's Blanco, Beeeyotch
When the Blanco River crested at 40 feet thanks to more than 12 inches of rain during Memorial Day weekend, several areas of Central Texas, including Blanco State Park, experienced severe flooding. But, like Britney Spears since her epic melt down in '07, Blanco State Park is making a big comeback.

5:05PM Fri. Jul. 31, Alexa Harrington Read More | Comment »

East Side Hotel Changes Course
The real estate developers hoping to build a 65-room hotel on the city’s Eastside – a proposal facing widespread community opposition – have withdrawn their appeal of an earlier rejection of their application for a conditional use permit days before City Council was scheduled to hear it.

4:50PM Fri. Jul. 31, Tony Cantú Read More | Comment »

Proposed City Budget Unveiled
City Council resumed budget review this morning, with the presentation of City Manager Marc Ott’s proposed FY2016 budget: $3.5 billion All Funds (1.1% increase); $906.7 million General Fund (6.2% increase); and a 48.14 property tax rate (up from 48.09).

10:30AM Thu. Jul. 30, Michael King Read More | Comment »

Hearing or Anti-Abortion Attack?
While a Texas Health and Human Services Committee hearing was called Wednesday morning to investigate whether Planned Parenthood had violated the law, Texas anti-choice senators seemed convinced the reproductive health care network had engaged in illegal activity, right off the bat.

3:10PM Wed. Jul. 29, Mary Tuma Read More | Comment »

AISD Trustee Passes
A devastating blow has been struck to the heart of Austin ISD today, as the district confirmed that Trustee Robert Schneider died this morning at the age of 62. He is survived by his wife, Kathleen, and their four children, all of whom are AISD graduates.

4:17PM Tue. Jul. 28, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

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Zimmerman Sues City
Late Monday, District 6 Council Member Don Zimmerman filed a motion in U.S. District Court requesting an injunction against the city of Austin’s campaign finance restrictions. Zimmerman wants to end the contribution “blackout” period, the limits on non-resident contributions, and the “dissolution” requirement for elected officeholders.

3:32PM Tue. Jul. 28, Michael King Read More | Comment »

SXSW Eco Lineup Grows
The South by Southwest announcements keep coming. Hot on the heels of major names for SXSW Interactive and SXSW Sports, now SXSW Eco, the environmentally responsible leading edge of the festival, has added more speakers to its roster, including a rare opportunity to grill a Monsanto executive.

1:51PM Tue. Jul. 28, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

Judge to Feds: Obey the Law
In a blistering ruling that said the U.S. Department of Justice was not only violating a 1997 consent decree concerning immigrant children but had provided little justification for doing so, U.S. District Judge Dolly M. Gee moved to end the policy of indefinitely detaining children and their mothers in inadequate, prison-like circumstances.

9:00AM Tue. Jul. 28, Michael King Read More | Comment »

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