Austinites will vote on the CodeNEXT petition during the November election. This afternoon, Travis County District Judge Orlinda Naranjo ruled that the petition must be honored, in part because it is not yet known what the language of CodeNEXT will entail.
A clash between conservative personality Steven Crowder and an employee at the MLK location of JuiceLand has the internet up in arms. It started with Facebook comments, but within days multiple social media platforms have become embroiled in the situation.
Travis County District Court Judge Orlinda Naranjo spent Monday morning presiding over Austin’s land use petition case, but dismissed the court before 1pm without issuing a ruling. With a deadline looming – a decision must be made before Aug. 20 in order to have an effect on the November election – Naranjo promised to rule soon.
City Council authorized City Manager Spencer Cronk early Friday morning to begin negotiations with Precourt Sports Ventures, the group that owns the Columbus Crew and controversially wants to move the Ohio-based soccer club to Austin.
Williamson County Commissioners voted 4-1 today to end its contract with ICE through CoreCivic to run the T. Don Hutto detention center in Taylor. Under the approved terms, the contract, established in 2010, will now expire by Jan. 31, 2019.