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WTP4 Stoppage Estimate Postponed
We’d noted that despite its absence from the City Council agenda, the cost estimate of a five or 10-year construction stoppage at Water Treatment Plant No. 4 was expected today. Well, keep waiting, according to an e-mail from Assistant City Manager Rudy Garza.

3:53PM Thu. Aug. 18, 2011, Wells Dunbar Read More | Comment »

That Scandalous Ad
It's always nice when something in our pages gets national attention. Who knew that it would ever happen with an advertisement? But that's exactly what has happened, with Salon, Huffington Post and the Washington Post buzzing about our pages.

2:48PM Thu. Aug. 18, 2011, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

TDH: 8/18/11
Hey there, the Hustle here, and as you've likely gleaned, City Council meets today. We're already in the thick of it at council chambers, so follow the fun on Twitter. Have a good one!

10:43AM Thu. Aug. 18, 2011, Wells Dunbar Read More | Comment »

City and Statewide Police Union Settle Dispute
Sources say the Combined Law Enforcement Associations of Texas and the city of Austin have settled a dispute about who should pay for union-work leave time.

6:34PM Wed. Aug. 17, 2011, Jordan Smith Read More | Comment »

TDH: 8/17/11
Not listed on the City Council agenda, but still supposedly due to council tomorrow, is an estimate from CDM Engineering on the cost of a five or 10-year construction shutdown at Water Treatment Plant No. 4. Will prohibitively high numbers mean an end to debate over whether to keep building? Or will they simply be more grist for opponents?

3:14PM Wed. Aug. 17, 2011, Wells Dunbar Read More | Comment »

Congressman's TV spot targets governor in the presidential race
Paul Versus Perry
In all the hubbub about Gov. Rick Perry entering the GOP presidential race, what seems to have been forgotten is that, out of the Texans running, he came second in the Ames Republican Presidential straw poll. The Lone Star winner was Congressman Ron Paul, who polled 27.65% to Perry's 3.62%. Now Paul is taking a serious potshot at the Paint Creek upstart.

2:58PM Tue. Aug. 16, 2011, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

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TDH: 8/16/11
City Council's 105 item agenda for Thursday, Aug. 18, ain't the longest one ever, but it still holds tons of notable items: big time renewable energy purchases, action on paid parking hours Downtown, payday lending regulations and more items from council. And although it isn't listed, that WTP4 stoppage estimate is due too. Highlights below the fold.

2:14PM Tue. Aug. 16, 2011, Wells Dunbar Read More | Comment »

It's the Stupid Economy
It's pretty plain to see what Gov. Rick Perry's election platform will be: Texas, the greatest economy since money was invented. Unfortunately for him, those pesky numbers might get in the way.

1:10PM Tue. Aug. 16, 2011, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

TDH: 8/15/11
With payday lending regulation and a Water Treatment Plant No. 4 item at City Council’s meeting Thursday, it’s shaping up to be a busy week. And it’s getting busier: This morning, Mayor Lee Leffingwell trumpeted the city’s latest open space acquisition. Plus: tunneling and excavation news that doesn’t involve WTP4: who knew such a thing was possible?!?

2:52PM Mon. Aug. 15, 2011, Wells Dunbar Read More | Comment »

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