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November 12, 2019 - 12:42 pm
AUSTIN (Talk1370.com) -- District 2 City Council member Delia Garza announced Tuesday that she won't be seeking re-election when her term ends in early 2021. Garza, who also serves as mayor pro tem, made the announcement via e-mail Tuesday. "With deeply mixed emotions, I must announce that I will...
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November 06, 2019 - 7:43 am
AUSTIN (Talk1370.com) -- Voters across the state took to the polls on Tuesday to cast ballots on a number of statewide constitutional amendments and local propositions. Nine of the ten statewide constitutional amendments passed, including one that prohibits the state from establishing an income tax...
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October 29, 2019 - 2:49 pm
AUSTIN (Talk1370.com) -- Homeless camps under Austin's highways will be cleared beginning next week, state officials announced Tuesday. TxDOT crews will begin clearing the camps on November 4, according to flyers distributed today at several encampments. State crews will resume cleaning the right-...
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October 18, 2019 - 9:00 am
AUSTIN (Talk1370.com) -- Austin's City Council passed new restrictions Thursday night to the city's camping and sit/lie ordinances. The new restrictions, passed on a 7-4 vote, will go into effect in 10 days. Camping will again be prohibited on sidewalks, in situations where a person is endangering...
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October 02, 2019 - 2:09 pm
AUSTIN (Talk1370.com) -- Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has given the City of Austin a deadline to deal with what he calls the "growing homelessness crisis" in the state's capital city. Abbott, in a letter to Mayor Steve Adler, set a deadline of November 1 for "meaningful reforms" to be implemented. "As...
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August 09, 2019 - 8:40 am
AUSTIN (Talk1370.com) -- In their first meeting back after summer break, Austin's City Council made it a marathon one - at just over 18 hours. In one of the largest items on the agenda, Council members voted unanimously around 2 a.m. Friday morning to raise the city's hotel occupancy tax, or HOT...
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August 05, 2019 - 3:42 pm
AUSTIN (Talk1370.com) -- With property tax revenue caps looming beginning in 2020, City of Austin officials Monday unveiled a proposed budget that sets the tax rate at the maximum allowed by current law. Austin City Manager Spencer Cronk unveiled the proposed budget to City Council members and the...
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June 24, 2019 - 7:07 am
AUSTIN (Talk1370.com) -- Days after Austin's City Council approved changes to the city's "no sit/no lie" and camping ordinances, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott is issuing a warning to city leaders. Sunday night, Abbott tweeted, "If Austin— or any other Texas city—permits camping on city streets it will be...
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June 21, 2019 - 7:14 am
AUSTIN (Talk1370.com) -- Austin's City Council worked through a marathon agenda Thursday, in their last meeting prior to the council's summer break. In the final action of the night, council voted 9-2 just before 2:30 a.m. Friday morning to loosen the city's "no sit, no lie", camping, and...
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December 27, 2018 - 10:28 pm
AUSTIN (KJCE) -- The City of Austin will host a public memorial service to honor former Austin Mayor Gus Garcia on January 5. Garcia, who died earlier this month at the age of 84, spent 40 years serving the Austin community in one capacity or another - from an Austin ISD school board trustee in the...
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