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Austin Energy to host resource fair Saturday at Lanier High

October 18, 2019 Editor 0

NORTH AUSTINAustin Energy to hostresource fair SaturdayAustin Energy will host the ninth annual Community Connections Resource Fair from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Lanier High School, 1201 Payton Gin Road.The free event will assist customers who need help with meeting basic needs such as paying utility bills. The […]

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Austin City Council gives final approval to ‘Domain on Riverside’

October 17, 2019 Editor 0

The Austin City Council gave final approval late Thursday to building rule changes that pave the way for the redevelopment of five apartment complexes into a major mixed-use development.The controversial development, pejoratively known as the “Domain on Riverside,” will move forward along with its developers Presidium’s and Nimes Real Estate’s […]

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Trump momentarily mistakes Beto for Cornyn’s opponent

October 17, 2019 Editor 0

Speaking in Dallas on Thursday, President Donald Trump dismissed Beto O’Rourke’s federal gun buyback plan and seemed to momentarily suggest that O’Rourke is running for U.S. Senate rather than president.”He said, ‘Excuse me. I’m going to take your guns away,” Trump said, referring to O’Rourke’s viral debate moment in September.O’Rourke, […]

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In Dallas, Trump slams ‘corrupt’ Democrats

October 17, 2019 Editor 0

President Donald Trump hit Democrats hard and praised Texas job creation on Thursday at a rally at the American Airlines Center in Dallas.”At stake in this fight is the survival of American democracy itself,” he said. “For three straight years, radical Democrats have been trying to overthrow the results of […]

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Prop 9 would exempt precious metals from taxation

October 17, 2019 Editor 0

Proposition 9, a proposed state constitutional amendment on the ballot this November, would effectively exempt precious metals from taxation.Precious metals are not subject to state taxes. But local jurisdictions may impose taxes, though historically no local entity has done so.The ballot proposal specifically refers to precious metals held in a […]

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Cedar Park couple accused in scalding of their 7-week-old son

October 17, 2019 Editor 0

A couple has been accused in connection with the scalding of the back of their 7-week-old son last year when they lived in Cedar Park, according to an affidavit released this week.Ryan Graham, 29, of Sweetwater was charged with injury to a child and his girlfriend, 25-year-old Alyssa Stanford was […]

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Energy Secretary Perry tells Trump he plans on resigning

October 17, 2019 Editor 0

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Energy Secretary Rick Perry has notified the president that he intends to leave his job soon.That’s according to an administration official who confirmed the news on condition of anonymity.Perry was traveling with the president to Texas Thursday when he shared the news aboard Air Force […]

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Tilove: I was a `useful idiot’ for Dennis Bonnen

October 17, 2019 Editor 0

Tuesday afternoon I received a text from a friend: “Heard you on the ‘Texas Standard.’”“Oh,” I replied. “Then can I ask you, is it true I called myself `a useful idiot?””“You certainly did!” she replied. “But it was endearing.”Let me explain. I went on the public affairs radio show to […]

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Trump brings his reelection campaign to Dallas

October 17, 2019 Editor 0

DALLAS — Big D (President Donald Trump) is spending his 1,000th day in office in Big D (Dallas) on Thursday, culminating in a 7 p.m. rally at the American Airlines Center.The president’s campaign appearance in Texas comes as he is facing an impeachment inquiry in the U.S. House and mounting […]

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Horses saved from neglect up for adoption in Williamson County

October 17, 2019 Editor 0

ROUND ROCK — Starving and left in a field, “Snapple” was in pretty bad condition when law enforcement rescued him near Houston.Now after tender, loving care in a foster home and a few months of training, the 7-year-old Arabian horse is “fit and gorgeous” and ready for a new home, […]

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Chubbies Shorts making a big bet on Austin

October 17, 2019 Editor 0

Chubbies Shorts, which has built a following with its short-shorts for men, is moving its headquarters from San Francisco to Austin, company executives say.”Today we have 70 full-time employees and the business is scaling really nicely and we just wanted to make sure we were building a place where we […]

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Chamber of Commerce comes out against Austin ballot initiatives

October 17, 2019 Editor 0

The Austin Chamber of Commerce’s board of directors on Thursday announced its opposition to Austin’s Propositions A and B, two local ballot initiatives that would require elections for public land use for sports or entertainment and convention center expansions.Austin’s Prop A — not to be confused with Travis County’s Prop […]

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Austin police looking for shooter in robbery

October 17, 2019 Editor 0

Austin police are asking for the public’s help to identify a man who robbed someone at gunpoint and then shot them Friday night in North Austin.The incident happened around 10 p.m. at the Northgate Hills Apartments, 9024 Northgate Blvd. The man demanded property from the victim, then shot the victim […]

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Bastrop groundwater hearing kicks off with shots at LCRA

October 17, 2019 Editor 0

For hours Tuesday, John Hofmann parried the attacks and criticisms launched by a small phalanx of attorneys that had a unified aim of keeping eight proposed Lower Colorado River Authority water wells out of Bastrop County.As the LCRA’s executive vice president of water, it was Hofmann’s decision, he said, to […]

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Death row appeal: Ruling on dead lawyer requires seance to prove

October 17, 2019 Editor 0

Lawyers for death row inmate Paul Storey, admitting they are seeking an “extraordinary decision in this extraordinary case,” are asking the state’s highest criminal court to take another look at a rejected appeal that claims a prosecutor lied to Storey’s jury.The defense lawyers argue that the Texas Court of Criminal […]

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Glossier’s Austin pop-up has an address now

October 17, 2019 Editor 0

Millennials’ favorite beauty brand has a new home on Austin’s iconic South Congress Avenue.One month after teasing a fall pop-up in Texas’ capitol city, Glossier was spotted on Thursday morning setting up shop on the corner of South Congress Ave. and W. Johanna Street. […]

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Crime rising in downtown Austin, police chief says

October 17, 2019 Editor 0

Violent crime in the last 10 months has risen by 18% in downtown Austin, and property crime by 15%, compared with the same period last year, Austin Police Chief Brian Manley said Tuesday during an Austin City Council work session.”We have crime around our city and in our downtown, as […]

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Wendy Davis outraises Chip Roy in 3rd quarter

October 17, 2019 Editor 0

Wendy Davis, a former Democratic gubernatorial candidate running for a U.S. House seat, outraised freshman Rep. Chip Roy, a Republican from Hays County, by more than $360,000 between July and September, according to federal election filings.Davis, who raised $940,100 during the third quarter, launched her bid to unseat Roy in […]

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McCaul leads revolt on Trump Syria policy

October 16, 2019 Editor 0

WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep. Michael McCaul, an Austin Republican who has previously avoided conflict with the White House, led a bipartisan revolt Wednesday against President Donald Trump’s decision to pull U.S. forces from northern Syria as members voted 354-60 in favor of a joint resolution with the Senate opposing the […]

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Judge grants 2 of 3 Democratic requests in Michael Quinn Sullivan lawsuit

October 16, 2019 Editor 0

A state district judge on Wednesday ordered conservative activist Michael Quinn Sullivan to provide the Texas Democratic Party with a “complete, unedited” copy of the secret recording made of his June meeting with House Speaker Dennis Bonnen.Democrats sought an “authenticated” copy of the recording, which Sullivan released publicly on Tuesday, […]

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Proposition 8 would create state flood control fund

October 16, 2019 Editor 0

Proposition 8 asks voters to amend the Texas Constitution to create a state fund dedicated to promoting larger scale flood-prevention projects.The proposed Flood Infrastructure Fund, financed with $793 million from the state’s rainy day fund, was designed to promote projects that address flooding across widespread areas, replacing a piecemeal approach […]

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McCaul continues to outraise Democratic rivals

October 16, 2019 Editor 0

U.S. Rep. Michael McCaul, R-Austin, continued to outraise three Democratic candidates vying to challenge him, according to Federal Election Commission filings for the third quarter.McCaul raised $334,000 in July, August and September, and reported having $820,000 in his campaign coffers. He raised $525,000 in the second quarter, more than the […]

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Business Briefs: Khoros gets new HQ, Austin apartment complex gets new owner

October 16, 2019 Editor 0

Tech company moving into new headquartersKhoros, the company that was formed from the merger of Austin-based Spredfast and San Francisco-based Lithium Technologies, on Wednesday said it has leased space for a new headquarters in Northwest Austin.The company had been operating from three different offices in Austin, Khoros spokeswoman Alex Kaufman […]

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Austin among cities testing Uber Pets pilot program

October 16, 2019 Editor 0

Austin rideshare users can now bring along their furry friends with Uber Technologies new pilot program Uber PetsStarting this week, Uber is testing the program in Austin, Denver, Nashville, Minneapolis-St. Paul, Philadelphia, Phoenix and the Tampa Bay area. The feature will be available in the pilot cities before Uber considers […]