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Some Say the World Will End … in Ice
With last Thursday’s potential ice storm looming, the City Council meeting had a hurry-up vibe that produced some postponements and truncated testimony. But Council managed to take another step toward appointing a city manager, postponed a reckoning with Dripping Springs wastewater, and extended Austin Pets Alive’s leasehold on lakeside property.

8:00AM Mon. Dec. 11, 2017, Michael King Read More | Comment »

A Two-Horse Race
As anticipated, Thursday’s City Council meeting unveiled the two surviving candidates for Austin’s next city manager: Spencer Cronk, current Minneapolis city coordinator, and Howard Lazarus, current Ann Arbor city administrator (and former director of the Austin Public Works Department).

5:00PM Fri. Dec. 8, 2017, Michael King Read More | Comment »

Dangerous Toys This Holiday Season
U.S. Rep. Lloyd Doggett was in Austin last week, on a brief information tour of his Congressional District 35 (Austin/San Antonio), devoted primarily to a joint effort with the Texas Public Interest Research Group publicizing their 32nd annual “Trouble in Toyland” report itemizing dangerous children’s toys during the holiday season.

2:25PM Mon. Nov. 27, 2017, Michael King Read More | Comment »

Judge Strikes Down Texas Abortion Ban
Texas abortion providers secured a victory today when U.S. Federal Judge Lee Yeakel struck down the state’s latest abortion ban, saying it unconstitutionally poses an “undue burden” on women.

4:35PM Wed. Nov. 22, 2017, Mary Tuma Read More | Comment »

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Warrant Issued for Former Austin Fire Lieutenant's Arrest
An arrest warrant’s out for former firefighter James Baker, who stands accused of invasive video recording, a state jail felony punishable by between 180 days and two years in jail, or a fine of $10,000. Police say Baker, an AFD lieutenant for 31 years before retiring in September, set up a camera inside of a women’s locker room to spy on co-workers.

3:45PM Thu. Nov. 16, 2017, Nina Hernandez Read More | Comment »

CodeNEXT Draft 3 Release Punted to February
Word is out: CodeNEXT draft three won’t arrive on Nov. 28. A new deadline’s set for three months from now: Feb. 12, 2018. Zoning & Platting Commission chair Jolene Kiolbassa relayed the news tonight from project executive lead Greg Guernsey.

11:10PM Wed. Nov. 15, 2017, Sarah Marloff Read More | Comment »

Help JP Connolly
João Paulo de Mello Connolly, a graphic and web designer for the Austin Justice Coalition, continues recovery this week after an illness sent him to the emergency room, and later the intensive care unit.

3:15PM Tue. Nov. 14, 2017, Nina Hernandez Read More | Comment »

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