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Memorial Weekend Flood Assistance
As East Texas and six nearby states gird for the weather activity that just passed though our area, San Marcos, Wimberley, and areas along the Blanco River and other low-lying Hill Country are digging out from early-morning flooding.

5:30PM Sun. May 24, Nina Hernandez and Kate X Messer Read More | Comment »

House Delays Closure of Austin SSLC
House amendments have helped prolong the closure of the Austin State Supported Living Center, for now.

9:00PM Sat. May 23, Mary Tuma Read More | Comment »

“Love in Action”
Among the nine domiciles featured in Saturday’s second annual “Weird Homes Tour” is Florence Ponziano’s “Comfort House,” a Montopolis neighborhood wonderland dedicated to Ponziano’s myriad, multi-form art projects and her lifelong devotion to nurturing Montopolis children and helping her neighbors.

3:30PM Fri. May 22, Michael King Read More | Comment »

Kellers' Conviction Tossed by CCA
Wednesday’s decision by the Texas Criminal Court of Appeals to overturn the 1992 sexual assault convictions against former child care providers Frances and Dan Keller is one small step. Despite mounting evidence that the two did no wrong, the court still declined to find her completely innocent.

10:20AM Thu. May 21, Chase Hoffberger Read More | Comment »

News Roundup: Biker Gangs, Ice Cream, & Rain
In this week's News Roundup, an influx of biker gangs brings violence with it; rain closes Barton Springs; Kyle PD union head is suspended indefinitely; Blue Bell Creameries announces layoffs; and more.

9:00AM Mon. May 18, the News Staff Read More | Comment »

Asst. City Manager Placed on Leave
Following the uproar over sexist remarks made during a training session directed at city staff, Assistant City Manager Anthony Snipes has been suspended. Snipes played a key role in inviting the two speakers who made offensive comments toward women when giving a lecture on how to handle a majority female Council.

2:10PM Fri. May 15, Mary Tuma Read More | Comment »

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Council Members Slam Sexist Speaker
Austin City Council members say they are “shocked” and “appalled” by comments made during a training session meant to teach city staff how to handle a female-dominated dais.

3:45PM Wed. May 13, Mary Tuma Read More | Comment »

Propositions for a Taxicab Petition
Tensions between the taxicab franchises and its drivers’ local union are on the rise this week after the association caught wind of news that Yellow Cab President Ed Kargbo had introduced a petition that opposes Council’s consideration of awarding 405 new permits to the proposed driver-owned taxicab co-op.

1:30PM Wed. May 13, Chase Hoffberger Read More | Comment »

Sheryl Cole Re-joins Cole Law Firm
Offering friends and supporters a “big hug,” former Council Member and Mayor Pro Tem Sheryl Cole said farewell (at least temporarily) to local politics this week – she is returning to the law firm founded in 2004 with her husband, Kevin Cole, and other attorneys. Her practice will focus on “community affairs, government relations, and public finance.”

12:30PM Tue. May 12, Michael King Read More | Comment »

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