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US & Canada · Austin

Ken Paxton seeks to dismiss state bar’s lawsuit against him over his attempt to overturn the 2020 election

67% Center coverage: 3 sources
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton is seeking to dismiss a professional misconduct lawsuit. The suit is related to his legal challenge of the 2020 presidential election. Paxton said state bar investigators are biased and politically motivated against him. After the 2020 election, Paxton filed a federal lawsuit seeking to overturn elections in battleground states.See the Story
US & Canada · Austin

Z’Tejas to close its original location in downtown Austin

Coverage: 2 sources
The CVS Pharmacy drugstore in Downtown El Paso will be closing, officials have confirmed. All prescriptions will be transferred to a nearby CVS pharmacy, which is about four miles away. All store employees have been offered comparable roles at other CVS locations, officials said.See the Story
Austin, Texas · Austin

Austin tops the list in Texas for share of million-dollar homes, says study

3.51 percent of owner-occupied homes in the Austin area are valued at $1 million or more. That compares with an eye-popping 52.89 percent share in the No. 1 metro on the list, San Jose, California. Austin ranks 12th among the 50 metros (down from No. 11 in 2021)See the Story
Austin, Texas · Austin

Austin development fees drastically higher than other cities, study finds

100% Center coverage: 2 sources
A new report examines how Austin's development fees stack up against other Texas cities. For a project containing 200 homes, developers in Austin can expect to pay more than $18,000 per unit. For developers looking to build just a few homes on a smaller property, Austin's per-unit fees are anywhere from 2.72-8.24 times as high.See the Story
US & Canada · Austin

Family files lawsuit against City of Austin after 2021 deadly police shooting

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Alex Gonzales, Jr. was shot and killed by two Austin Police Department officers in January 2021. His parents filed a lawsuit against the City of Austin on Wednesday. The lawsuit said the officers violated Gonzales' constitutional rights and the city was liable for damages, which the lawsuit claimed were significant.See the Story
US & Canada · Austin

ACC proposes employee pay raise

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The Austin Community College District proposed a plan to increase their employees salaries for the 2023 fiscal year Wednesday. The plan was meant to help their employees with the rising living costs in Austin. Some staff members were hoping for at least a 10% increase for everyone. The new budget will give at least half of the employees a 7.5% increase or more.See the Story
US & Canada · Austin

Hotel Ella to quadruple in size, add high-end amenities in $100M-plus renovation plan

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Rex LLC plans a massive expansion of the historic Hotel Ella in Central Austin. The expansion will quadruple the number of guest rooms and add a flurry of amenities. Rex estimated the cost of the expansion will exceed $100 million. An exact timeline for when the renovations might start was not revealed although Rex said he hopes to start as soon as possible.See the Story
US & Canada · Austin

Is COVID-19 impacting staffing for our first responders?

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Williamson County EMS has six people out with COVID-19. Austin Travis County EMS currently has 10 uniformed personnel that are off. The Austin Police Department has seen cases on the rise since May. In the event of a large outbreak, officers would be shifted from other sectors to cover priority calls.See the Story

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