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Marc Ott Out at City Hall
The International City/County Management Association in Washington, D.C., announced Friday that it would appoint Austin City Manager Marc Ott as its new executive director.

3:47PM Fri. Aug. 12, Nina Hernandez Read More | Comment »

What a Concept!
For those of you readying the popcorn for the Big Showdown at Shoal Creek – aka the Grove at Shoal Creek PUD – you’ll have to wait at least another month. Thursday’s City Council expects to punt the PUD down Bull Creek Road once again, postponing the approval decision at least until September.

8:00AM Wed. Aug. 10, Michael King Read More | Comment »

Affordability: Everywhere But Here
Last Thursday’s City Council meeting adjourned at the fairly unheard of hour of 5:30pm, and proceeded with relatively little melodrama. There was the ongoing fuss over new toys for the Austin Police Department, and District 4 Council Member Greg Casar asked his colleagues to commit to affordable housing – to a very uneasy response.

9:00AM Mon. Aug. 8, Michael King Read More | Comment »

Martinez Endorses Mobility Bond
At a City Hall press conference today, Mayor Steve Adler and former council member Mike Martinez joined other advocates issuing statements of support for the $720 million bond proposal, which has not yet received final approval from City Council but is scheduled for a public hearing Aug. 11 and a vote either then or Aug. 18.

2:35PM Fri. Aug. 5, Michael King Read More | Comment »

Fetal Burial Saga Continues
When Lexie Cooper was 20 years old she was raped by a man 15 years her senior.

12:50PM Fri. Aug. 5, Mary Tuma Read More | Comment »

Council Candidate Forced out of Parks Board
In an unusual move, District 10 Council Member Sheri Gallo has ousted her appointee, Alison Alter, as a member of the Parks and Recreation Board. The removal comes after Alter refused Gallo’s request that she resign from her post since she is challenging Gallo for her council seat.

3:30PM Thu. Aug. 4, Annamarya Scaccia Read More | Comment »

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One Dead, Five Injured in Concurrent Downtown Shootings
Police remain on the lookout for a man accused of opening fire Downtown on Sixth Street just after bars closed Sunday morning, killing one woman and injuring four others – three of whom were taken to Brackenridge Hospital with injuries considered to be not life-threatening. The fifth victim refused treatment from EMS.

9:57AM Sun. Jul. 31, Chase Hoffberger Read More | Comment »

Advocates Ask Council to Solve Rape Kit Backlog
Victims' advocates joined Mayor Pro Tem Kathie Tovo and District 4 Council Member Greg Casar Thursday morning to call on City Council to immediately prioritize the Austin Police Department’s rape kit backlog in light of the DNA lab closure.

1:26PM Fri. Jul. 29, Annamarya Scaccia Read More | Comment »

Ken Paxton Sues Austin
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton executed the inevitable late in the afternoon on Wednesday, filing a lawsuit in the 53rd District Court of Travis County against the city of Austin, Mayor Steve Adler, and each member of the City Council.

4:36PM Thu. Jul. 28, Chase Hoffberger Read More | Comment »

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