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F1 To Move to November? Maybe
The possibility of the inaugural Austin Formula 1 race being shifted back six months has been raised again today. But, and this is the big 'but', it is still not set in stone yet.

11:54AM Wed. Aug. 10, 2011, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

TDH: 8/9/11
It seems as if the controversy surrounding the city’s historic zoning program had stretched on so long, it was due to collect some tax abatements of its own any minute. But no longer: At their meeting last week, City Council finally adopted belt-tightening changes to tax waivers for the properties and settled a related lawsuit.

3:45PM Tue. Aug. 9, 2011, Wells Dunbar Read More | Comment »

TDH: 8/8/11
In case you were still wanting for Water Treatment Plant No. 4, fear not: Like the drip from the kitchen sink torturing many an insomniac, WTP4 keeps trickling out, this week with a special called City Council meeting at the plant site itself.

12:34PM Mon. Aug. 8, 2011, Wells Dunbar Read More | Comment »

Who Pays For Police Union Work?
Last week two Austin Police Department officers, Cpls. John Coffey and George Jackoskie, filed a grievance with their union, the Austin Police Association, arguing that the union and city have broken the police contract by paying a member to be off the beat and working on statewide union issues.

3:48PM Sat. Aug. 6, 2011, Jordan Smith Read More | Comment »

Polygamist prophet Warren Jeffs, head of the Mormon breakaway sect the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, has been found guilty of aggravated sexual assault of a child and sexual assault of a child involving two teen girls who he had taken as "spiritual" wives.

7:12PM Fri. Aug. 5, 2011, Jordan Smith Read More | Comment »

Another Day, Another ERCOT Power Warning
For the fourth day Austin Energy and the Electric Reliability Council of Texas are asking people to cut power consumption until 7pm. Today's Stage One warning is better than yesterday's Stage Two warning, but still a bad sign for the power grid. They have issued a reminder about useful ways to conserve power.

3:59PM Fri. Aug. 5, 2011, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

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ERCOT Issues Level 2 Power Emergency
Out of the frying pan, into the fire: The Electric Reliability Council of Texas just Tweeted that it is issuing a Level 2 energy emergency. This means that, among large industrial users, rolling blackouts may be necessary.

3:01PM Thu. Aug. 4, 2011, Lee Nichols Read More | Comment »

School Scores, School Funds
Mark Williams, president of Austin Independent School District, is facing a conundrum. How is he supposed to set policy for the years ahead when the state doesn't seem to know what it needs?

12:20PM Thu. Aug. 4, 2011, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

Free Puppy (And Kitty) Love
This week we've got two super hot adoption specials from the Austin Humane Society, and a few details about a September paws-tastic event for dog lovers.

9:56AM Thu. Aug. 4, 2011, Jordan Smith Read More | Comment »

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