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Our Overdue Central Library
In this week’s edition of the Chron, we got into the recent presentation of plans for a new Central Library. We’ve got more pictures, tidbits, and questions after the jump.

2:24PM Thu. Sep. 29, 2011, Wells Dunbar Read More | Comment »

County Bond Backers Do the 'Two-Step'
Speaking of elections: A steering committee in support of Travis County Propositions 1 and 2 was announced this week, encouraging voters to do the “Travis Two-Step” this November.

2:30PM Wed. Sep. 28, 2011, Wells Dunbar Read More | Comment »

Tribune Festival Notes
In Texas Tribune Festival sessions on public education and health care, the persistent subtext reflected that hard times made budgeting difficult. Official forecast? More of the same …

10:56AM Mon. Sep. 26, 2011, Michael King Read More | Comment »

TDH: 9/23/11
It looks like May elections are here to stay, at least for now. Yesterday, City Council voted 4-3 to go forward with a May contest, despite warnings from Travis County clerk Dana Debeauvoir it would be “far less confusing for voters, and far less challenging” to move to November than to aim for a May contest.

4:12PM Fri. Sep. 23, 2011, Wells Dunbar Read More | Comment »

TDH: 9/22/11
Hey there, the Hustle here with a reminder City Council meets today. This morning, we saw council take initial steps to preserve city elections in May instead of moving them to November: follow our Twitter feed for the blow-by-blow there. And as we noted, schematics on our new Central Library to come. Follow us on Twitter this afternoon for more.

2:03PM Thu. Sep. 22, 2011, Wells Dunbar Read More | Comment »

TDH: 9/21/11
This afternoon, City Council’s Audit and Finance Committee received an expanded report from the Office of the City Auditor on the costs of postponing completion of Water Treatment Plant No. 4. And afterward, council members who had questioned finishing the plant on economic grounds begrudgingly concluded “they will not press for a delay” of completion.

4:38PM Wed. Sep. 21, 2011, Wells Dunbar Read More | Comment »

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A Firestorm of Controversy
The case of Cameron Todd Willingham, executed in 2004 for the alleged arson-murder of his three young children inside the family home in Corsicana, remains a flashpoint for controversy nearly 20 years after the fire was extinguished on the morning on Dec. 23, 1991.

11:24AM Wed. Sep. 21, 2011, Jordan Smith Read More | Comment »

The Emptying Senate
Two major announcements have ensured dramatic changes in the future leadership of the Texas Senate. Senate Education Committee Chair Florence Shapiro, R-Plano, and Senate Finance Committee Chair Steve Ogden, R-Bryan, have both announced that they will not run for re-election.

11:15AM Tue. Sep. 20, 2011, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

TDH: 9/20/11
Austin Resource Recovery – no, it's not some local space-flight initiative or the 13th step in a home-grown self-help paradigm, but the name selected by the city to replace Austin's antiquated Solid Waste Services. But wait, you ask, weren't there some other contenders?

10:53AM Tue. Sep. 20, 2011, Wells Dunbar Read More | Comment »

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