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Austin’s got a $2 million mayor

This story was updated at 4:14pm January 26th to...

Central Health seeks control of Dell Teaching Hospital

A lawsuit filed by Central Health seeks to compel Ascension Texas to sell it the Dell Seton Teaching Hospital.

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Criminal complaints hit Mayor Adler on final days in office

Mayor Steve Adler’s final day in office is this Friday, but he’s getting kicked in the seat of his pants as he leaves. Criminal complaints were filed against him late today for using city resources to publicly endorse council candidates in the December 13th runoffs.

End of the Adler era

Steve Adler steps down after eight years in office. What did the mayor achieve? Where did he fall short? How will he be remembered?

Defeated RRISD candidate sues Texas Ethics Commission

Orlando Salinas claims Texas Ethics Commission would violate his constitutional rights by forcing him to respond to a sworn complaint The highly contentious election for...

Travis Appraisal Review Board members pared

TCAD board authorized fewer than half the positions sought for 2022 The Travis Central Appraisal District’s board of directors has approved a radical reduction in...

Watson ekes out win over Israel in mayoral runoff

Alter, Qadri and Velásquez win council seats The margaritas were flowing in Celia Israel’s camp after the polls closed last night, the food was plentiful,...

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Austin’s got a $2 million mayor

This story was updated at 4:14pm January 26th to...

Criminal complaints hit Mayor Adler on final days in office

Mayor Steve Adler’s final day in office is this Friday, but he’s getting kicked in the seat of his pants as he leaves. Criminal complaints were filed against him late today for using city resources to publicly endorse council candidates in the December 13th runoffs.

End of the Adler era

Steve Adler steps down after eight years in office. What did the mayor achieve? Where did he fall short? How will he be remembered?

Lame duck council set to vote on 20-year sweetheart tax deal for developer

With just weeks to go in his term, Mayor...

Environmentalists assail plan for lakeside high rises

New development to reshape South Central Waterfront When former First Lady...

Urbanists vie to replace council member Kathie Tovo

Updated 2:30pm August 20, 2022, to correct the misattribution...

Austin’s got a $2 million mayor

This story was updated at 4:14pm January 26th to...

Defeated RRISD candidate sues Texas Ethics Commission

Orlando Salinas claims Texas Ethics Commission would violate his...

Watson ekes out win over Israel in mayoral runoff

Alter, Qadri and Velásquez win council seats The margaritas were...

Central Health seeks control of Dell Teaching Hospital

A lawsuit filed by Central Health seeks to compel Ascension Texas to sell it the Dell Seton Teaching Hospital.

Watson circumvented law to fund new medical school

Senator Kirk Watson said to have admitted Central Health...

Commissioners order Central Health performance audit, again

This article was updated 12:21pm October 4, 2022, to...

Travis Appraisal Review Board members pared

TCAD board authorized fewer than half the positions sought...

Appraisal District board approves $25.7 million budget

Fiscal Year 2023 budget increased nearly 13 percent over...

Property value protests set new record

Nearly 28,000 more protests than were filed in 2021 Property...

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Austin Transit Partnership gears up for key decisions on light rail design

Billions of dollars to be spent on mass transit...

Price tag for CapMetro buses tops $1 million apiece

Austin transit authority says the 197 zero-emissions electric buses...

Austin Transit Partnership approves $312.8 million budget

Includes first full-year funding for two new light-rail lines...

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