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On Friday, Dec. 17 at 1pm, the Women's Action Coalition and Austin Copwatch will hold a demonstration in front of the Travis County Courthouse Annex to protest what they believe were lenient charges filed against APD officer Samuel Ramirez, who allegedly raped a woman while on duty in March but was charged with only a class A misdemeanor.

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    Poor ticket sales forces the Austin Symphony to cancel its New Year's Eve celebration; ARTS Center Stage is floating a new parking proposal for the community events and performing arts centers, and the Eastwoods neighborhood association is angered over the city's approval of a fraternity site plan to build a sports court.

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    Northwest Austin neighbors of Hyde Baptist Church's Quarries property map out a plan for fighting massive development in their neighborhood.
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    The Planning Commission votes to recommend a renegotiation of a zoning overlay around the Hyde Park Baptist Church, which wants to build a five-story parking garage in the neighborhood, and a temporary halt on major construction in areas that have neighborhood plans in development. The measures go to council on Thursday.

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    Tarrytown residents wonder whether the city will ever finish construction on water mains and sewers in their neighborhood; the city says it's just doing what it has to do.

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    Beverly Sheffield, the longtime director of the Parks and Recreation Dept. and a local visionary and civic leader, has died.

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